“Kantipur” is one of the main news agencies in Nepal. It’s a printed and online newspaper as well as a nightly news broadcast.
In lieu of a proper post this evening, I decided to pass along two interesting news articles that P found. The first article was from the BBC, and amused P, “only Nepal would have an article highlighting a goat crisis,” and the second was an article from New York Magazine.
Apparently an older Nepali woman was visiting her daughter in Queens. It was her first trip to the US, and she become disoriented while taking an early morning walk. She wound up lost for three days while her family feared the worst. Well written and interesting, I recommend checking it out:
“Krishna Gone Missing: A Nepalese woman’s 53 hours lost on the streets of Queens.”
The BBC goat article talks about Dashain, a Nepali festival that just started. Apparently Nepal is experiencing a goat shortage, and there are not enough goats for ritual sacrifice. I’ll write about Dasain later in the week.
Of course, that reminds me of a story. Two years ago we were going to have a party around the time of Dasain. Some of the neighborhood guys were interested in driving to a goat farm somewhere nearby and bringing back a goat for the festival.
Me: “So you want to drive 2 hours away, buy a live goat and bring it back in our car?”
P: “Don’t worry, they will kill it first.”
Me: “Wait, so you want to drive 2 hours away and put a dead goat in the trunk of our car?”
P: “Don’t worry, they will cut it up into little pieces first.”
Me: “Your story is not getting any better…”