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The Oasis In Bisarniya

                       The Oasis in Bisarniya                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On the eve of Holi festival, OASIS teachers delivering speech to students on the origin of Holi and its significance to Indian culture.                                              By Mithu Das   May 26, 2021      I'm standing on a sandy hillock in the middle of the semidesert area at Bisarniya, Rajasthan. The land in front of me is covered by dry sand with scrub vegetation, khejri and rohida trees, which is spreading miles after miles. At first glance, to a stranger, the place could seem uninhabited. But it

School Children Urging UNESCO To List Muktinath Valley And Lo Manthang In The World Heritage List

School Children Urging UNESCO To List Muktinath Valley And Lo Manthang In The World Heritage List Mustang Caves. Image credit: National Geographic. By Mithu Das   January 20, 2021 (This speech was written for the morning assembly of Shree Bhagrati Academy, Dipayal-Silgadhi, Doti District, Nepal.) Good morning, Respected Principal, honourable teachers and my dear friends. My name is Arunima Bhandari and I'm from class VII. Today, our topic is "School Children Urging UNESCO To List Muktinath Valley And Lo Manthang In The World Heritage List". N

The First Car of Nepal

The First Car of Nepal A green Marcedes was carried over a rocky river by a team of sixty-four porters in 1949. Photographer: Voklmar Wentzel. Image courtesy: Christie's. By Mithu Das   January 19, 2021 (This speech was written for the morning assembly of Shree Bhagrati Academy, Dipayal-Silgadhi, Doti District, Nepal.) Good morning, Respected Principal, honourable teachers and my dear friends. Today I, Saksham Malashi, from class IV, is here to put across my views on the topic "The First Car of Nepal". The first car was rode in Nepal by Britain's Pri

Spiny Babbler: The Endemic Bird of Nepal

Spiny Babbler: The Endemic Bird of Nepal This photograph of Spiny Babbler was taken at Stupa Village, Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Photographer: Sanjib Acharya. Image courtesy: Oriental Bird Images. By Mithu Das   January 09, 2021 Spiny Babbler—local name Kaande Bhyakur—is the only endemic bird species found in Nepal. Nepal is famous for its snow-peaked massive mountains, green high hills, beautiful lakes and rivers. It is famous for its rich biodiversity, too. Its avifauna has ranked 26th in the world. More than 822 species of birds are found in Nepal. About 38

Golaghat Coronavirus Lockdown: My Feelings

Golaghat Coronavirus Lockdown: My Feelings In Krishna Nagar, Golaghat, people took precautions against COVID-19 by blocking the main road to their colonies for outsiders (2 April 2020). By Mithu Das   May 31, 2020 Being a workaholic, I didn't like the coronavirus lockdown. However, as there was no other way to stop spreading this virulent virus (SARS-CoV-2), so we had to bite the bullet. The nightmarish lockdown started on 24 March and is still continuing though it gradually eases now. For me, the lockdown was a curse. I had lost my appet