Sunday, 15 January 2017

Nepali bull fight in Nuwakot Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral January 15, 2017 :
Nepali bullfighting is believed to have been introduced in Taruka by Jaya Prithvi Bahadur Singh, a monarch of the ancient Bajhang Kingdom.The annual traditional bull fight event of this year saw a total of 26 pairs of oxen in the fields of Taruka, Betrawati and Ghale Bhanjyang of Nuwakot district. There were 14 pairs at Chandani of Taruka. The annual bull fighting events have been gradually making Taruka and Betrawati popular among tourists in the district. The bull fight drew a large number of spectators this year. Although several places in the district used to organise bull fights in their own way, it has been made more systematic by gathering more number of oxen in one place, especially in Taruka, in the past 11 years. The bulls used for tilling lands are set free in the winter to give them time to fight to entertain the people. Winter is the post-harvest time, with open spaces that allow the domestic animal to frolic and brawl. Tamed with yokes for tilling during the rainy season, especially to cultivate paddy in the hilly region, then tediously tethered for nearly four months, the open space in winter obviously excites the oxen not only for calisthenics but to go wild and rowdy.

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.