MAHOTTARI, Jan 11: The area belongs neither to Nepal nor to India. Around 70 small huts are seen Nepal side of the border and similar huts can be seen on the other side. Residents living in these huts on the Nepal side belong to the Mushahar community (who fed on mouse for survival). The area is near to Manasisnera Municipality - 9.

NAWALPARASI, Jan 4: Kathahawa Mushahar of Guthiprasauni village hardly has any experience of staying warm during the winter season. Neither has he ever got warm clothes on his body, nor has possessed quilts and blankets at home. Since childhood winter for him means shivering with cold for hours and waiting for the sun to rise and shine. His plight is shared by all the 45 Mushahar families that live in a settlement some 40 kilometers away from the district headquarters Parasi.