Saturday, 16 March 2019

Talk with Divisha Sharma

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha March 17th, 2019 :
For Barta, her sarangi and the musical tradition that she keeps alive are important. We all have traditions and objects that we cherish and that we would like to preserve for future generations. They may be of great economic value. But many of them create emotions and make us feel that we belong to something – a country, a tradition, a way of life. They may be objects or buildings that we can touch and explore, but they can also be songs to be sung or stories to be told. It is the heritage that we want to pass on to the future generations. But the less tangible it is, the more difficult it is to safeguard.

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.