Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seen around town

This and many other scenes are typical of what happens when the sky darkens in Nepal. Because of load shedding, the hydroelectric dams does not generate enough power, residents only get a few hours of electricity each day. Most businesses have generators that run for a few hours. There's absolutely no heat anywhere except in luxury hotels. So the people resort to burning anything they can get hold of to keep warm. The night that I arrived I was driven in total darkness except for a few fires by the side of streets where the residents or the military burn stuff to keep warm. We need to be really grateful everyday that we don't live in Nepal. When was the last time you said a thankyou prayer?

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