Monthly Archives: February 2014

The police station and elections

This is the police station. Just above the school. About a dozen men. They are usually out on patrol. I’d hoped to catch a group picture, but no luck. The previous police station was burned down by the Moaists. The … Continue reading

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The village mill

The first video below is of the village mill. It’s diesel, and again, not charming, but women used to spend many hours husking rice, as seen in the 2nd video. What they are making is rice flower for pastry, for … Continue reading

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The Health center

They call it a hospital, but they don’t do surgery, set broken bones or serious illnesses. They transport those by 4wd to a hospital in Dharan, about 30 miles. They have to call for transport, and it’s not free, though … Continue reading

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Traditional Village life in Yaku

Morning Chores Here is the mother of the Telecommunications engineer you met in my 2nd post, – doing morning chores. She thought it funny that I would video her. But if you think about it, she would find it interesting … Continue reading

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More town

Here’s why folks mention the road first when asked about the helpful changes to Yaku. It was built 4 years ago. Before that, everything in the village came like this: Concrete for toilets and septic systems – not so easy. … Continue reading

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Yaku, the town.

Now, here are a few pictures of Yaku, the “town”, or “Bazar”, as they call it. (I think that’s a word we got from them, i.e. Hindi.) There’s not much, and that has happened only in the last couple years: … Continue reading

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More walking

I’m doing short posts. The connection is poor. Small successes. Add up. I’m curious to know if these pictures catch a little of the magic. I keep pinching myself. How can this be real.

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