Author: Ashish Chandra

The Health Benefits of Video Gaming

There are some who call themselves ‘technophobes’. What they essentially mean is that they are afraid of technology, or that they do not know how to use it properly. However, underlying is the belief that technology is somehow degrading to somebody’s life, and that it is probably a negative influence in many ways. However, recent evidence seems to have put paid to this belief, and may yet convince the ‘technophobes’ to jump on the bandwagon of those who love technology, and particularly video games. This is because much of the scientific evidence that is now being published suggests that,...

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The Real History and Origin of Tharus

Tharus are the tribal people of ancient origin with their major population living in Nepal, North Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Some of the Tharus are also spread in various parts of Uttarakhand. In this article, I will explain about the myths and the real facts revolving around the history and origin of Tharus and Tharuhat. Please, go through the entire article with patience. There are several sub-groups within the Tharus. Some major of them are: Rautar Tharu Rana Tharu Aarkutwa or Chitwania Tharu Kathoriya Tharu Sonha Tharu Dangaura Tharu Paschuhan (Western) Tharu Purbaha (Eastern) Tharu Kochila Tharu Danuwar Tharu...

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Scotland to review Culling Laws after Larysa Switlyk’s Goat Hunt Photo creates uproar

The Scotland government is examining regulations about untamed animals culling and hunting right after an American Television Presenter Larysa Switlyk triggered shock and anger among people when she tweeted images of herself and an associate appearing along with a wild goat hunted on Islay. Larysa Switlyk, who represents herself as a skilled huntress, shared an image of herself cheerful at the rear of the creature. The graphic is being extensively condemned on the internet having greater than 2800 individuals expressing disgust over the photo. The Scotland administration stated that trustworthy and relevant culling of a few wild creatures, such...

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Ath Shree Tharu Chalisa – The Native Poem of the Tharus (with English Translation)

Here is a manuscript on Tharus called Ath Shree Tharu Chalisa or simply Tharu Chalisa written by me. This I had written long back, but I am publishing it on due to popular demand from Tharu people. Chalisa is a style of religious manuscript poem writing which consists of 40 lines. Chalis means 40 and so Chalisa is a 40 line poem. Download the full poem as above in very high quality (3288×2225): Ath Shree Tharu Chalisa (High Resolution) I have also translated Tharu Chalisa in English for the better understanding of Non-Hindi audience of Nepal and abroad. Read...

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Proposal of 2 Time Zones in India

The National Physical Laboratory of India (NPL) which is India’s official timekeeper and which manages IST (Indian Standard Time) has suggested in a recent study two time zones for India which will be called IST-I and IST-II with a difference of 1 hour between them. The study is published in the journal Current Science. What are the recommendations? The eastern states of India had been demanding for an additional time zone since a long time. At present, India follows a single time zone called IST which is (UTC+5:30) i.e 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of the international time standard....

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