Friday, 2 September 2016

Mahottari district shuts down liquor shops with 500 meter India Nepal border

Posted by Anup Baral September 2nd, 2016 : After the Indian state government in Bihar imposed a ban on production, sale and use of alcohol in the state, the alcoholics in search for an ‘alcohol haven’ apparently thronged neighbouring villages and towns of Tarai of Nepal. Local pubs of neighbouring districts including Rautahat have got themselves busy from dawn to dusk serving the guests from the other part of the border. Dozens of new pubs have been established in the neighbouring areas taking advantage of the situation. For example, Mahadevpati in Rautahat did not have any alcohol shop till a week ago; but now it boasts as many as seven.
What more, some Indian traders have invested in such shops. They have also increased the price. The state government led by Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar in Bihar had imposed the ban to come into effect from April 1. The leader had expressed a commitment to ban alcohol in the state while he contested the election last year. Meanwhile, people have expressed concerns over negligence to the issue by governments of both nations.

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.