Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Bhaigo Mantri! Sabha Yathawat nai rakha. (Let it be, Minister! Continue with the meeting). This was the last line of dialogue uttered by veteran actor Bishnu Bhakta Phuyal, who died at the age of 79 Tuesday evening after collapsing on stage. The play in progress was Maharshi Yagyabalkya, at Rastriya Nachghar, Jamal. It was written by Satya Mohan Joshi and directed by Badri Adhikari. According to fellow-member of the cast Bimba Adhikari, Phuyal was doing the role of King Janak of Mithila. He collapsed in the second scene, in which a royal meeting was taking place. “He appeared to be feeling uncomfortable by the second scene. As we approached the end of the scene, he collapsed on stage and we rushed him to hospital,” informed Adhikari. Bir Hospital pronounced Phuyal dead even as he was undergoing treatment.
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.