Thursday, January 27, 2011

New students at NHTI share folk stories in NH Humanities Council Nepali Book Project

Bhim and Keshar Dhakal join in the
New Hampshire Humanities Council
Nepali Picture Book Project.
Bhim told us this proverb,
"All have eyes but few have vision."

Bhim Dhakal and his wife Keshar came to the U.S. only five months ago.  They are now students at NHTI/Concord Community College and joined in with the NH Humanities Council project to collect folktales.  Bhim told a story his mother told to him as a child around a fire on a snowy night like the nights in January in N.H. when he told it to us.  The story is about a holy man and a vulture who offers the holy man a feather from his wing and when he looks through the feather he can see truth.

Keshar tells a story about a boy named Ram.  One of her first lines is, “Actually, Ram is not a good boy.”  He gets himself in deep trouble and is barely spared from a hungry tiger.  However, he gains some good sense.

We are now posting the stories on a pod cast site where you call listen. Our pod cast is called Story Connections

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