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Love your Job for happiness

Sep 26, 2018

When we come to Australia especially in our late teens and early twenties on our own it is very easy for us young people to put our dream careers on hold to pursue financial stability or even simple survival. There is nothing wrong with that, it does beg the question: will this make us happy individuals in the long term?
Researches have shown that Very fewer people in Australia are having a love affair with their job. These people are uniquely passionate about what they do. These are real people. They are artists, accountants, nurses, mechanic, truck drivers, farmers etc. and they do not have special degrees from fancy universities and they do not have perfect resumes, they are people just like you and me.
I am a recent graduate of Engineering and I have been to different mentoring seminars over the last 12 months and I have found few things from people who love their job is they have great life’s. They are well off the chart in wellbeing’s and my mentor once said to me loving your job is an antidote for human sufferings. Happiness depends on goodness of your job. These people who love their jobs are thriving and they are not struggling. Secondly, they did not land the job they loved as they slowly created those jobs out of ordinary positions, they designed and built those jobs. They did lots of editing with lots of efforts and turned them into reasonably good job into the one they could love. Other secrets I learned is loveworthy jobs are made not found.
There is an old story about motivational psychologist Earnest Dichter. He was hired by a company because the new time-saving product was not selling they thought it would sell. The brand new time-saving product called new cake mix. Cake mix came into the market in the 1940s and 50s.It was selling well in the beginning and then sales flattened. After a while company asked questions itself what’s up with the cake sale and why are not they continually growing as they have thought.  What Earnest did was he interviewed housewives. Housewives were the primary purchasers at the time. He asked them “why you do not buy cake mixes?” the answer was very interesting. The answer was that it was too easy, and housewives said, “when we buy cake mix from the supermarket, everything is already made and there is no creativity involves in baking them and it was not made with love.” After that Earnest went to his drawing board and he said, “What could we change about that process that would invite more mothers to feel like they made something rather than found something.” what was his conclusion? His conclusion was adding an egg by the customers not by the company. For the last fifty years, we have been adding eggs in our cake mix. Every time we bake a cake from cake mix we have to add one or two eggs in the cake mix not because the company could not add egg part in the mix, because we like making things, we have the drive to make things and we also have the drive to have ownership.
Another example is we always rent cars when going on holidays and most of us do not wash our rental cars. The reason is we do not own it and somebody is there to look after that rental car and we already paid for that. In the same way, if we have renter’s approach in our jobs we will never love our job. If we do not make our jobs own, we will never enjoy our jobs.
For us those who came to Australia to look for good life it is never late to look for a job which makes us happy, we need to play for our strength, doing what we do best which will make us feel better and makes us work better. If we spend our one-third of our life going to a job which is miserable, how could that not take a toll on the way we perceive ourselves? We do not get to do our best, we do not get to shine, we do not get praise and recognition and it just drains us. As a result, our confidence in our professional abilities will decline.
We need to realise that our frustrations are not unusual and are not primarily our fault, building a new social network to replace the one that had grown naturally back home and offered social, psychological and career support, requires a campaign that takes time, effort and even courage. My experience is we need to work to become more assertive and overcome timidity in the face of unfamiliar customs and language.

The First Nepali Magazine Published in Australia

— नेपाली टाइम्स अस्ट्रेलिया / प्रकाशित मिति : सोमवार, पुस ३, २०७४

While most Australians rest and relax this holiday season, our border protection authorities will be hard at work monitoring Australia’s borders and preventing any attempt to enter the country illegally. We asked the Commander of Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders, Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Osborne, about the measures in place to stop people smuggling boats during the holiday period.
“Australia’s borders are monitored, patrolled and protected every day of the year,” Air Vice-Marshal Osborne said.
“We are always watching and we are always ready to intercept and turn back anyone who tries to reach Australia illegally by boat.
“Unfortunately, even though it’s been years since anyone managed to reach Australia illegally by boat, there are still people who think it’s worth trying.”
Asked whether Australia’s borders were any less secure on public holidays, Air Vice-Marshal Osborne was adamant in saying “no”.
“Anyone who thinks our borders are not closely watched on public holidays is wrong. Anyone who attempts to reach Australia illegally by boat will be stopped and turned back –regardless of when they try.”
Air Vice-Marshal Osborne said communities in Australia have an important role to play in preventing people overseas from risking their lives on people smuggling boats.
“We know that people in Australia can and do influence the decisions of family and friends in other countries,” he said. “If someone here tells a relative or friend overseas that they could still come to Australia illegally by boat, they are putting their friend or relative at risk of losing their money or even their life.
“I want to encourage people in Australia to do the right thing by advising friends and family overseas that there is only one way to come to Australia – with an Australian visa.”
Air Vice-Marshal Osborne finished by reiterating that people who try to come the wrong way are risking their life and wasting their money for nothing. They will never settle in Australia.

The First Nepali Magazine Published in Australia

— Niru Tripathi / प्रकाशित मिति : शुक्रबार, मंसिर १५, २०७४

Common Action for Sustainable Development (CASD) Director and yoga teacher, Marjorie Hau, is running weekly yoga sessions to raise money for rural Nepalese schoolchildren. CASD’s ‘Water for Schools in Nepal’ project seeks to raise funds for rural schoolchildren in Nepal who don’t have access to water. CASD is a non-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the living standards of these children through implementing programs targeting health, education and women empowerment. CASD operates on the belief that change can start with a little help and support where it is needed most.
The project kicked off Sunday, 15 October and the last yoga session will be held on Sunday, 17 December. These sessions run on donations, with all money going towards programs set to bring water to rural schools in Nepal’s Lalitpur District. If you are in Melbourne, check out the ‘Water for Schools in Nepal’ Facebook event, and like the CASD-Australia Facebook page. Bring a friend, and let’s yoga for Nepal! Donations can also be made at below mentioned website.

Sydney Hosted Global Lawyers IBA Conference 2017

Nov 4, 2017

Constituion of Nepal 2015 sets its uniqueness in world’s constitutional history and Nepali lawyers demonstrated historic roles, says Nepali Lawyer in global lawyer’s mela of IBA Conference 2017 hosted by Sydney for the first time in 70 Years history of IBA.
Recently, biggest mela of global lawyers in the Annual Conference of International Bar Association (IBA) has been commenced on 13th October at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.  IBA’s Annual Conference is the premier conference for legal professionals worldwide to meet, share knowledge, network, build contacts and develop business. It serves to advance the development of international law and its role in business and society and to provide members with world-class professional development opportunities to enable them to deliver outstanding legal services.
The IBA’s first Annual Conference was held in 1947 and it has grown to become the world’s largest and most prestigious leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations, law firms and law societies that influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 170 countries.
The IBA’s principle objectives are to exchange information among professionals around the globe, to support for constitutional development and dialogue and independence of judiciary and right of lawyers, to support for human rights for lawyers around the world, to work for the development of international law and to work for harmonisation of international law.
The Six days conference was inaugurated on October 8 at the Convention Centre of ICC Sydney. The President of IBA Martin Šolc in his opening statement stated that long-held cherished societal and legal values are being challenged in today’s difficult times. He pointed to the French example, where anti-terrorist laws that would give police sweeping powers to arrest and detain without due process are compromising the rule of law. He therefore called upon delegates to speak openly and all legal practitioners to remember their hallowed responsibilities.
Rule of Law, Order and Sovereignty: Islamic terrorism, renegade nations who challenge allegiance to global order, and rising aggressive populism.
The Chief Justice of Australia, Susan Kiefel addressed the issue of independence of lawyers, and declared that those practicing must be able “to exercise independent judgment and the ability to act free from external pressures.
The Attorney General of Australia, Senator George Brandis, spoke on the need to uphold the current global order. He pointed out that the institution of nation states is under peril, as the global order faces its existential threats. He identified three trends that threaten the Rule of Law, Order and Sovereignty: Islamic terrorism, renegade nations who challenge allegiance to global order, and rising aggressive populism. Lawyers have a role to play, to ensure that those trends do not derail the rule of law. They must recognize their obligations to defending the pillars on which society itself is built, beyond their mere obligations to their clients.  “Upholding the rule of law may involve …controversy, it may extend to the powerful, or to those thinking above the law, the marginalized or the despised. Lawyers, who do so, serve the finest traditions of our profession.”
IBA Annual conference was also attended by Nepali delegates including President and Secretary General of Nepal Bar Association Sher Bahadur Kc and Khamma Bahadur Khati respectively. Probably, for the first time from Nepali lawyers, IBA invited as Guest Speaker Advocate Saroj Krishna Ghimire, a Constitutional and Commercial lawyer of Nepal, to speak on the lawyers’ role in constitutional development in one of IBA’s session. Mr Ghimire in his presentation recalled all Nepali lawyers who always stood to defy any actions against constitutional movement, independence of judiciary, human rights, democratic values and freedom in the past. He expressed that Nepal Bar was always leading civil society in all democratic movements and in Constitutional development of Nepal and Nepal Bar has been playing is best as watch dog of civilization and democracy.
Mr Ghimire also mentioned that Nepal Bar Association got constitutional uniqueness and Nepali lawyers have taken the monopoly in legal profession to support judiciary in implementing and interpreting constitution. He recalled the historic roles Nepali lawyers played to guarantee Rule of Law and civil rights in the Constitution 2015.
Mr Ghimire in his deliberation highlighted in brief about the constitutional history of Nepal where Nepali people witnessed seven constitutions in seventy years including peaceful conclusion of Maoist armed conflict, abolition of monarch and promulgation of a constitution by the constitutional assembly declaring Nepal a federal republic and secular country. Mr. Ghimire also highlighted about the independency of judiciary guaranteed by the Constitution 2015 and briefed about the objective of establishing Nepal Bar Association to ensure an independent and responsible judiciary, to promote the Rule of Law, democracy and human rights and to promote and protect professional interest of the lawyers. He also pointed about the recent constitutional challenges arises due to conflict among executive, judiciary and legislatures including the impeachment against Chief Justice. He appreciated the role of the Nepal Bar Association for its contribution in upholding rule of law constitutional values, democracy and human rights and expressed that Nepali lawyers have played as catalysts for democratic movement and constitutional reforms of the nation and have been a force for all movements.
Similar challenges are at the Bar that lacks constitutional law practitioners and polarisation of Nepali lawyers due to political affiliations in developing their professional thoughts and opinions.
He also highlighted the importance of global lawyers networking that gives opportunity to global lawyers to share their constitutional development and educate and share via networking to contribute towards the development of constitution to build a society that ensures rules of Rule of Law, democracy, independence of judiciary and human right.
In his conclusive observation Mr Ghimire expressed that the Constitution 2015 also contains various ambiguities and vagueness and lacks craftsmanship of drafting the constitution. Hence, there is potentiality of various constitutional litigations however the reality is that the Supreme Court contains minimal numbers of constitutional expert justices despite the provision of the constitutional setup of the Constitutional Bench to be presided by 5 senior justices of Supreme Court. Similar challenges are at the Bar that lacks constitutional law practitioners and polarisation of Nepali lawyers due to political affiliations in developing their professional thoughts and opinions.  Mr Ghimire also mentioned the role Nepali lawyers have played and the roles that requires to be played by the lawyers around the world and the outstanding role Nepali lawyers played by demonstrating their solidarity against any suppression by the executives  or legislatures around the world. Various dignitaries from different jurisdiction including Ukraine Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko, Scotland’s Advocate-General, Lord Richard Keen, QC, and UK House of Lords member Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC. Eminent Australian speakers include former prime minister John Howard, former High Court judges Mary Gaudron and Michael Kirby, former governor-general Quentin Bryce, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop,, NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman and new Australian Human Rights Commission president Ros Croucher. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange expressed their views and interact with global lawyers too. The conference was concluded on October 13 .