2007 Flood : Destruc...

Living With Floods In the Mithila region of Bihar, there is a saying, “ Ael Balan ta banhaloun dalaan; gel balan ta tutale dalaan” [Let the Balan (river) spill this year, we will build a new extension to our house; if it doesn’t, then we lose whatever we have in the house.


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A look into Mithila ...

Festivals of Mithila Sapta DoraThis festival is the prayer of Saturn (???) for the welfare of family.Story of ledendry king Nal pricess Damyanti is uttered among the vratis.It is now less practiced in mithila towns but have some takers in villages.Judi SitalThis festival remarks the arrival of summer season.It is somewhat similar to baisakhi of punjab.On this occasion in mithila people consume badi - bhaat (???-???) prepared day before.In this maithil festival people donate earthen pitcher containing water to maithil brahmins.


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Crafts of Mithila : ...

Sikki the mithila form of craft is a magnificant journey through the craft world of Bihar.The manner in which the wild Sikki Grass, a virtual riverside weed, has become a source of creativity for the Sikki womenfolk is really applausable. Women folks from the villages of mithila , on their journey home after fetching water from the pond or while returning from a day's work in the paddy fields, they cut bundles of the course reed and leave it out in the sunlight till it dries and turns supple. Then the golden strands are lashed together into lengths of rope. Their tensility is strengthened with a ring of the same grass tied vertically in a close formation. This stretch is then coiled into shapes, ranging from a simple round box with a lid to stylized ones stimulating an elephant, a bird, a snake or a tortoise. The boxes vary in shape and size. Again, not quite satisfied with just a coil of unrelieved silky gold, as is the natural texture of the grass, the women embellish it with dyed strands, woven into patterns of geometrical intricacy, which add elegance to the simple craft. This craft needs alot of patience and creativity.Hats of to the great craftsmen !


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Theft of priceless items inside LNMU campus

Image With the recent theft of sandalwood from Nargauna palace of Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga it generates a suspicion about the theft and the mis handling of the whole...
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Litti-Chokha food stalls in Darbhanga

मिथिला मे लिट्टी - चोखा Are you a food junkie ? well ! , this news may be useful for you , the Indian Railway has again opened food stalls after failure of Mattha Cola and Kulhar wali Chai . The stalls are now...
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Pawan - The funny intelligent man

Pawan works in Dainik Hindustan Pawan, the well- known name among cartoonists from Bihar started caricaturing the socio-political situations in Bihar with all the hues of politicians from the age of 12 years. One of...
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Theft of priceless items inside LNMU campus

Image With the recent theft of sandalwood from...Read more...

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