Posts tagged ‘learning

Floods: Learning from the locals

Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

However, those who have lived by rivers have an altogether different notion of floods. For example, farmers from the Mithila region of Bihar, one of the most flood-prone areas in India, have traditionally defined various stages of river behavior in their …

A two day field visit to CCAFS-supported CSVs in the Terai region of Nepal (Nawalparasi) was included in the program. The main objectives of the workshop were to: Demonstrate the Climate-Smart Village approach for scaling out CSA in Nepal.

The origin of this art is shrouded in antiquity. According to some beliefs it was King Janaka who commissioned artists in Mithila to sketch the wedding scene of his daughter Sita. But the real credit of its discovery goes to an Englishman, William G.

Every girl that I saw cycling kept my hope alive. And I saw many of them especially in Terai (plain lands) in Nepal and lately in countries where cycling is common for women. These women fascinated me, bringing me to a point that I took learning to cycle …

Craze for learning handicrafts

Posted on: Sunday, May 22, 2016

“The participants will be trained in the art of papier-mache, an ancient craft of Bihar that was used for the preparation of masks for different dance forms, Madhubani (Mithila) painting, terracotta (clay art), Sikki craft (articles made out of sikki grass …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.