Tuesday, 31 January 2017
For many years now, one river seems to have lost its existence. Once upon a time there used to be a big river named Icchumati but it almost has been turned into mere history. Today we find Tukucha river instead of that Icchumati. Not only that, in some of the places it has been lost. A river being lost in this manner is not common. It has lost its identity. That’s not something to be easily ignored. So, where has it gone and who is responsible for its disappearance? Nepal, the second largest country in water resources is on the verge of losing a river of historical value. This sounds impossible but it has happened. Tukucha, which starts from Budanilkantha and ends in Thapathali, mixes with Bagmati. This is its regular route but in middle nobody can see this river. We can see its head and tail but the exact path it follows has not been noticed for quite some years now. Huge buildings have been made above Tukucha. Through Lazimpat, Narayanhiti premises and Kamaladi,most of it runs underground before joining the Bagmati at Thapathali. What may be its consequences?
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.