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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Gorkha Soldier who Saved Girl from Rape and Takes on 40 Train Robbers

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha January 6, 2018 :
On September 2, 2010, Bishnu Shrestha was travelling in the Maurya Express, enjoying the view while sitting on his window seat when the train entered the dense jungles of West Bengal. The 35-year-old ex-Gurkha soldier going home, after retiring from his position as a Naik in the Gurkha infantry. His father had served in the same as a soldier. But, he didn’t know what was going to happen next. Around midnight, the train suddenly stopped and armed men walked in from every direction, some of them were disguised as passengers and started scaring fellow passengers, looting them with knives, clubs and swords. About 40 of them stole from wallets, to jewelry, laptops to watches by waving knives in the faces of terror-stricken hostages.

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.