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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Raped by grandfather, abused by father & given up by mother

She was raped by her grandfather. Anticipating support and comforting hugs, she confided in her mother but she received none. The mother chided her, beat her up, and blamed her of making up stories to disgrace the old man. The grandfather went on to repeat his crime many more times. The first time she was raped, ten years of age at the time, bled profusely. The grandfather took her to hospital. No one knows what transpired between the grandfather and the doctor but despite the tell-tale signs of sexual violence, no police case ever followed her treatment. Rape victim Pooja Kark being interviewed by a Nepal Police officer. Source : YouTube.com (Note for copyright issue Please contact the YouTube account or YouTube.com)Then her father came home from abroad. She approached him for his fatherly protection. She did not receive it from him either. He raped her instead. Only this time the ordeal went on for 5 long years until she decided to take her own life by taking pesticide but was rescued by passers-by. This is the story of a young girl from Nepal. The local media call her Pooja Karki, an alias to protect her true identity. The victim is now safe and under the protection of Raksha Nepal, an NGO based in Kathmandu.

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.