Monday, 18 July 2016

Mahakali water rises up, fear among locals

Posted by Anup Baral July 18, 2016 :
Incessant rainfall for past two days has caused a sudden rise in the water level in Mahakali River, causing fear among locals in Darchula district of far-western Nepal. The relentless rainfall has also increased the risk of floods and inundation of areas on the banks of the river. Darchula Chief District Officer Mohan Raj Joshi said fear of floods and potential sweeping away of settlements have panicked the locals as the reconstruction work following a heavy loss in the 2013 Mahakali floods is still underway.

“Our rapid response team is on standby in case any adversity strikes us.” A flood in Mahakali River has swept away a section of the road that links the district headquarters of Darchula, Khalanga, and Bangabazaar, said SP Sunil Singh. However, the District Disaster Rescue Committee has dismissed any possibility of floods as the water level is yet to reach the mark that is considered dangerous.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.