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Posted on: 2013-11-24

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Harassment — sexual or verbal or physical — is prevalent everywhere, though we are usually hush-hush about it due to many reasons. If you should unfortunately become a victim of one or should witness someone become a victim, how would you deal with it? Is it always the right thing to bring it out in the open, or should you pretend it did not ha ...

Posted on: 2013-11-17

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Some people believe that there should be a fixed kind of punishment for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that circumstances of an individual while commiting a crime, and the motivation for committing it should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Which one do you agree to? Give reasons. Send your replies in not m ...

Posted on: 2013-11-10

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Peace is questionable all over the world. War, chaos, violence et cetera are prevalent. Every individual wants to live a peaceful life. So, do you think peace education must be included in the school curriculum? How important do you think it is? Will it help? Explain. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, November 15 by 2 pm ...

Posted on: 2008-11-03

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When asked, ‘What you would like to be in future’? — the most common reply is — doctor, engineer or pilot. However, there are ample choices for your career. What would you like to be in the future and why?

Posted on: 2013-10-27

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No one wants to be physically disabled, but some of us are — either from birth or due to an accident. Thus, living day-to-day life becomes even more of a challenge. How do you think you can be of help to such individuals? How should the government help/empower them? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, November ...

Posted on: 2013-10-20

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Whenever one goes to any government office, one has to run to different rooms and desks the whole day, and usually one’s work remains incomplete for many days to come. What do you think is the main cause behind such a system? How can this problem be solved? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, October 25 by 2 pm to Features ...

Posted on: 2013-10-06

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Travelling is fun. One gets to know many things visiting new places and people. How often do you travel and which places of Nepal have you visited? Describe your favourite place and the most memorable experience. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, October 11 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2013-09-29

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Let’s assume that the world is destroyed and you are the only living person left on the Earth. But you have an option — to be with one person. Who would that be and why? Give reasons. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, October4 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2013-09-22

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Reading books is a passion for many and they start the next as soon as they are finished with one. How often do you read? How many books have you read in your life? Which is your favourite? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, September 27 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2013-09-15

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Our society expects us to get married at the ‘correct marriageable’ age. It is always nosy and concerned of people who choose to lead the ‘single’ life. Is marriage a social responsibility? Why do we need to get married? Which life would you choose — being single or married? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, ...

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Penalising and detaining jaywalkers is the latest step taken by our traffic police. Similar steps were also taken a few months back to punish jaywalkers. However, as these did not continue for long, people forgot about the rules and started jaywalking with ease again. Are such ‘short-term’ efforts really effective in making people follow traffic rules? Or should such efforts be carried out for a longer period of time — say a year or so — so that people get into the habit of following traffic rules? Why?