Khukri Rum Presents Sun Down Affair - VOL 8
2:00 pm onward Saturday September 29, 2018
Hotel Malla, Leknath Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
This called a Visibility Board. It shows all the vital information on our solar water pumping installation including how the technology works. Importantly as this is a community-owned system, the costs are clearly shown. As each family contributes towards the project, this helps with transparency and accountability.
A 10 year old raped, murdered; a 30 year old attacked with acid, stabbed
In Pumdibhumdi, Pokhara Metropolitan City, a 10 year old Shreeya Sunar went missing on Monday evening. On Tuesday morning she was found – almost nude and lifeless. An autopsy confirmed she was raped before being murdered.
10 year old Sunar went missing after going to a nearby shop to buy some snacks. Frantic family members and locals searched for her through the night, and informed the police on Tuesday after finding her mutilated body. Family members have said they will accept the body only once the police have arrested the culprits.
Nawalparasi (East): A 30 year old woman, Basanti Pariyar is fighting for her life after she was attacked with acid and stabbed in the abdomen and her head on Monday evening. The incident happened when Basanti was returning home from the market with her sister.
The assault was carried by her next door neighbour, Bimal BK (37) and is being alleged was a revenge for her rejection of his romantic advances. She is being treated in Bharatpur Hospital and has sustained 20% burn injuries on her face, chest, and hands. Police have arrested Bimal, and he has confessed to the heinous crime.
All this when the nation recently lost two daughters – one, a 13 year old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur, whose body was found lying in a sugarcane field after being raped and murdered. Almost two months later, investigations have not yet led to the arrest of the culprit, instead exposed an highly inefficient and careless handling of a rape and murder by Nepal police. Two, days after an 18 year old Samjhana Kumari Das succumbed to her injuries after being attacked with acid for rejecting an unsolicited love advance.
Dia 12 de 12 - 18/09/2018
O dia longo de ontem me deixou com apenas três horas de trilha pra hoje. Há alguns dias eu decidi que iria para Lukla e pegar um vôo a Kathmandu, isso me salva quatro dias - contando um inteiro no Jeep - mas me custa muitos dólares.
E não é que essas três horinhas renderam? De Phakding a Lukla é uma subida e eu, também sob os efeitos da jornada de ontem, cansei. Mas cheguei.
O bimotor solta o freio e já começa a andar na inclinação da pista em Lukla, vai aviação e gravidade. Meia hora apreensiva de um vôo bonito e eu já estava em Kathmandu, fácil.
Uma da tarde eu estava comendo Naan no calor de Thamel e já nem lembrava do cansaço e do frio dos últimos doze dias. A adaptação, quando proposta, funciona pros dois lados. Isso é bom.
Doze dias de montanha. Entre opções e sortes por muito tive a montanha pra mim, por pouco a dividi com poucos e bons e, também, de relance vi ou imaginei o que pode ser por aqui. E, apesar da beleza dos guardiões silenciosos do vale, é um pouco assustador. Eu fico com a névoa, a chuva, o silêncio e o risco - que quando pago é como sonho. Agora eu sei.
O Himalaia inspira.