At the moment where I live we have a two day strike going on. Strikes here are a little different to many experienced in the West – here if there is a strike life stops, roads are blocked, shops closed, you are likely to be stopped and turned back, or even attacked, if you try to travel by car (motorbikes, called “two-wheelers” in India, are ok).

The issue causing the strike is the desire of the Gorkha people to have their own homeland – a campaign which has been increasing in intensity for a few years now. Below is how the BBC reports this latest strike.

Fortunately I can easily get to LTCi to teach without having to run the gauntlet of any roadblocks. That said I would appreciate your prayers.

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