I think carrying on with modern daily life without power for such extended periods of time would be terribly difficult, especially since the load shedding schedule allows for power interruptions during what would normally be considered to be busy times of the day and evening. It would be interesting to know if the Nepalese economy is helped or hindered by these outages. The upside of the situation is that the scheduled closing of the power spigot could be planned around, so businesses could readjust their hours based on that knowledge. I know we are spoiled in this country, but I can't imagine 14 hours a day without electricity on a convenience level. How would you cope? Check out the power outage schedule here.
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Bijay Paudel, a news reader from national television channel Kantipur Television, reads the news beside a lantern in Kathmandu, Feb. 6. The television channel is highlighting the Nepal Electricity Authority's daily 14 hour load shedding introduced on its customers. The authorities said the generation of power has gone down due to less water being available from the rivers to generate power.