No petrol, no power, no water

It's a shortage of a lot of essential things right now.
No petrol, which means very long queues to the petrol stations, leaving people stuck for hours just waiting.
It also prevents companies to work properly since many factories are run by generators during the power cuts.
The next shortage is power and that is something we all suffer from.
Normally this time of year the power breaks would be down to 4-6 hours a day, but it's still about 12 hours.
People say it's because it hasn't rained, but that is not the case.
This time of year it almost never rains, but the summer is delayed at least a month and that means the snow and ice on the mountains are not melting to fill up the rivers.
This means there is a water shortage which you can see from this photo taken a few days ago at the river at Pashupatinath where they cremate the dead and shovel the ashes into the water.
The cows are lying on the riverbed and I have no clue what they are doing with the remains of the dead bodies.
It's warm now during the days, but the nights are not as warm as usual and I wonder what will happen in the long run.
The other day I shared a taxi with strangers going the same way and that is a good solution in times of crisis.
We've had water shortage at home too, but that apparently had to do with the redoing of the road outside of the house.
They seem to have taken water from our pipe and therefor cut the supply to us.
The Nepalese people don't seem too upset, so we just have to go with the flow. As usual!

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