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The Five Elements of Santa Cruz Island

The Five Elements of Santa Cruz Island

In the history book, the island Santa Cruz offers many interesting chapters: being disconnected from the rest of the world until mid-18th century ( Chumas people enjoyed the disconnection before) , being controlled by several missionaries and expeditions, serving as one of the most critical base during the World War II and some point being the largest privately owned island. Today this has become a national park, one of the attractive destinations for island packers.

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Bouquet of Happiness


Costa Rica has been declared the happiest country in the planet earth. It has topped the HPI chart (Happy Planet Index). Nepal is standing at 37 with the HPI score of 51.6. Interesting enough, large and developed countries like USA and UK are found at the bottom of the chart (USA at 114 and UK at 74). In the indexer’s words “The Happy Planet Index reveals the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered. The index combines environmental impact with human well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which, country by country, people live long and happy lives.” Like one of my friends comment, I think what it essential means is the index of ‘living in harmony’.
With all this in mind I recalled the feelings I had last month when I was in my remote village Majuwa at Bhojpur. No road, no electricity, my village is really deprived by the Nation’s development process. But in the other side,…

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