In 1961, this small Himalayan settlement was established in the mountains close to the border. It is quite remote, but it’s located along a trekking route, so residents get much of their income from tourists. They also farm barley, wheat, and potatoes.
Walking through the cold winter winds, I began to realize how harsh and difficult life is in Mustang. This was the first time I was in Mustang in the winter, I had only seen it during the nice summer months. People looked wearier, maybe it was because of the sand and dust on their skin or the burden of the pandemic or both.
Tashi Delek! Thank you so much for joining us for our first virtual Infamous Annual Dinner, Nourishing the Soul & Staying Connected in 2020. There was a little technical glitch in the beginning, so if you missed anything, you can watch it at your convenience here.
When Gita was only two years old, her father was accused of stealing from a neighbor and sent to jail. Gita’s mother swears that he was innocent, but that does little to help her struggling family. To lighten her mother’s burden, Gita was sent to live with an aunt and uncle who had HIV...