Nepal | October 23, 2020

LETTERS: Food consciousness

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This is with reference to the blogs post by Sophiya Uprety “Nepali diet” (THT, February 12, Page 8). It is really impressive at how the writer has portrayed the nitty-gritty or the essence that the food has to offer.

I myself have been indulged in various eateries in Australia and also have been interacting with world renowned chef such as Gordon Ramsay.  I have been into this hospitality industry and food writing project for a donkey’s years. I have been solely and acutely aware of what does it mean to consume a healthy food, and how the healthy foods are indispensable in our lives.

After accumulating pragmatic experiences and theoretical knowledge I finally came up with my own “Falang Food Dictionary”.

Initially, I was not aware that I could write a food dictionary when I started off dish washing jobs in restaurants in Australia during my student life. But I have mastered the skills about hospitality side by side while I had been doing some other projects in my life. So food is always a nice subject to talk about.

Shiva Neupane, Melbourne


It is disturbing to note that road accidents are on the rise especially in the developing world. And the unfortunate fact is that the frequent accidents have claimed many lives so far—for various reasons like bad roads, speeding and lack of road safety measures. Furthermore, the traffic volume on the roads is high as compared to before. Hence it is time to look into these matters and take urgent steps to improve the condition of roads and step up safety measures in the larger interests of the public. Ensuring road safety measures are not enough. When the concerned agencies issue licenses to individuals, they hardly give basic orientation to the license recipients about the precautions they need to take to avoid the road accidents.

P Senthil Saravana Durai, Mumbai


Nepal’s performance in every sport, including cricket, has been sliding down due to which the country has not been able to perform well in this field for a long time. Of course, Nepal is a competent team in cricket and it has made its journey towards Division IV, which is a wish come true.

Still, the country needs to work extremely hard in this sport because Nepal’s batting has always been not just an issue but also a problem for which the team hasn’t found any permanent solution. The same thing happened with our batting when the team batted very badly while playing against Oman after the Arab team won the toss and elected to bat, shooting Nepal out for just 138 in its second match of the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division II. In the course of the match, Nepal finally went on to lose it by a big margin of 6 wickets, assuring that the team has got poor batting. Time has now finally arrived for Nepal to work for it.

Pratik Shrestha, Buddhanagar


A version of this article appears in print on February 13, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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