LETTERS: Teriya makes us proud

Teriya Fauja Magar from Nepal has made the country proud for the fact that once again she has been able to show her talent in a real sense. She went on to win a famous Indian dance competition called Dance India Dance on Saturday.

Before this, she also won another famous Indian dance competition called Jhalak Dikhla Ja in order to shine brightly with her talent. Her victory has ensured the fact that a participant from Nepal can perform well even out of the country, provided if s/he works very hard.

The rest of the things depends on his/her luck which has to be there for success. The victory also provided her IRs. 3,000,000 in cash which is the highest amount in the history of an Indian reality television show.

Now let’s hope and even pray her that she wins more titles like that to create a hat-trick in the same country in order to make Nepal and Nepalese feel proud and delighted.

Pratik Shrestha, Baneshwor


An overwhelming initiative taken by the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) to replace the small-sized public vehicles by large ones and to phase out vehicles older than 20 years is noteworthy “Vehicles older than 20 years to be phased out” (THT, January 19, Page 1).

The quality of air in the Valley has degraded owing to the vehicular emissions. Once the older vehicles get banned from plying in the Valley, we can anticipate that the air quality would improve significantly giving the Valley denizens something to cheer up.

Needless to say, it would be a great relief for the patients encountering several health hazards owing to degrading quality of air. Once the small-sized vehicles get replaced by the larger ones, traffic congestion would be mitigated. Not only this, the Valley residents can get rid of several health hazards and many types of accidents resulting from congested traffic.

At the same time, the DoTM must assure reasonable incentives to the owners of small-sized vehicles.

Furthermore, the operation of environment-friendly metro buses may add glory to this venture “Preparation to operate metro buses in the Valley in full swing” (THT, January 18, Page 2).

Sanjog Karki, Tansen


Nepalese people voicing their concerns regarding Donald J. Trump becoming the 45th president of The United States of America seems a bit unnecessary to me.

Many have voiced their doubts and general statements of fear on the social media about possible deportation to the country they were born and the immigration laws becoming tougher. If you are qualified and deemed fit and enter legally, Trump administration has said they are more than willing to welcome you.

Seeking illegal means and showing signs of desperation to immigrate are unwelcome so, I believe people with genuine intentions will not fear Trump - at least in immigration terms!

Vineet Kadel, Kathmandu