Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Veteran singer Pannakaji Shakya passes away

Posted by Anup Baral January 25, 2017 :
Veteran singer and composer Pannakaji Shakya died of cardiac arrest in Kathmandu on Wednesday. He was 85. Famous for songs like “Tiriri Murali Bajyo”, Shakya breathed his last at around 7:30 am today. Born on December 30, 1931, Shakya was brought up in Ombahal. He had worked for Radio Nepal for a long time and had composed songs like “Kina Kina Timro Tasbir”, “Lolaeka Ti Timra Aakha”, et cetera.

After the 2015 earthquake destroyed his house at Ombahal, the family was staying at Tahachal, where he died. Shakya is survived by four sons and a daughter. Among his sons, Prabesh Man and Pabitra Man are active in the Nepali music industry.

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.