Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday May 17th

Today has been one of the first days of the many bandhs -- a Nepali strike that is occurring now because of the upcoming implementation of the constitution. Although the strikes are very rarely violent, they disrupt transport and shops throughout the city. This can be very frustrating for the students and faculty at PAHS, since they are one of the few academic institutions that continue during the bandhs. Many of the students live in the hostel that is only 10 minutes away, but this isn't the case for all the students, nor for many of the faculty. In a talk today with Dr. Shambhu -- in which he was mostly just making sure our stay here has been as good as possible, something all the PAHS faculty have been so great about -- he mentioned that he has to walk an hour to get to the school now. This isn't even the worst, some of the students have to walk 2.5 hours to school when there is no transportation.

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