Monday, 13 November 2017

Interview with Kunti Moktan

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha November 14, 2017 :
Kunti Moktan is a Nepali singer. She is one of the classically trained folk and modern singers in Nepal. Kunti Moktan was born in Darjeeling district. She moved to Kathmandu later in 1983 to pursue her musical career. Kunti is married to Sila Bahadur Mokan, who is also a Nepali musician and lyricist. They have two daughters Shital and Shubani who are also musicians and singers. Kunti had recorded her first song when she was of 15 years old. From her early age she began to musical journey from St. Xaviers High School. She has already performed in about 20 countries including India, United States, Japan, England, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland and South Korea.

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.