Monday, 1 July 2019

Ashar 15 Pokhara

Posted by Anup Baral | July 1, 2019 :
Welcome to the vibrant Ashar 15 (June 15). Ashar has arrived with the watery black clouds up above the sky ready to downpour and mudding the soil in the background of green fields everywhere. Ashar, the third month of the official calendar of Nepal (Bikram Sambat) comes from the village of Ashar in Lorestan, Iran. Remember, the Nepali dictionary carries a lot of Iranian guest words. In fact, the Nepali is a Khas language and Khas came from Iran. Khas are the Iranian-Aryans of Nepal who had started the Gorkhas too. We can see Nepalese rural lifestyle is very close towards the nature and soil. May the showrs of Ashad makes your rice saplings easiers. May the very shower wash away all of your shorrows and just like the rice seedlings your love and respect towards each others grows. May you enjoy the sounds of rain drops hitting your roof. Welcome to a very Ashar Pandra. Enjoy the very Mud festval of Nepal.

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.