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The Oasis In Bisarniya

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
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