Above the FoldJun 20, 2015
After the earthquake in Nepal one of my earliest concerns was about the five-hundred little monks we visited in Lho, in the the upper region of Gorkha, not so far from the epicenter. It was twelve days before anyone reached Lho by helicopter and the monks were down to a ration of one small meal a day and a tiny bit of water. Aid relieved their immediate needs but several weeks after the quake I was shocked to see the rest of their story above the fold in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/world/asia/red-tape-untangled-young-nepalese-monks-find-ride-to-safety.html?_r=0
Half of the young monks returned to their homes and families in surrounding areas and the others were airlifted to Kathmandu and into another way of life – from their monastery perched in the rarified air of the high Himalaya to the complexity of post-quake Kathamndu.