Majnu Katilla (Old Delhi) India.
Arrived in Delhi this morning after 2 nights and a day and half in a train...
(this computer is driving me nuts, it s bugging all the time!)
i am so impatient to leave Delhi... i don t like this city... as usual, it s so so so much polluted, it s hard to breath and it really stinks.
These 2 weeks in Mundgod with my tibetan family was as usual, so great... and i ve done all the works i had to do for the organization i am involved in, in the tibetan settlement. But there is still a lot to do when i ll be back in france: like collecting funds for many projects to help the tibetan community there... and trying to find sponsors to help the tibetan students and elder persons... yes there is still a lot to do!
2 days ago, when we left our tibetan family at the railway station of Hubli, it was a sad moment... but this time nobody cried.Iit was a bit hard when we left the monastry in the morning... seeing all the young monks in line, with their katags ( a white scarf in sign of friendship) some were about to cry and looked very sad to see us leaving. My young friend, Lobsang Digme couldn t stop to stare at me and i admitt it was a bit hard to stand... and my eyes were a bit wet behind my sunnies...
I am now staying in Majnu ka Tilla, the tibetan refugee camp of Delhi, and to me it s the worst of india. The settlement is all along a highway, and is surrounded by garbage and wastes. It s a sad place... tibetans look exhausted trying to live in all this... youngs are really get bored and just don t see the point, so they drink and take drugs... there are a lot of kind of germs here.. and people are afraid to go the hospital because it seems there are some organ traffics running there... it makes me really sad to see the conditions of living of the tibetan community here...
it s not the fisrt time i come here, so i should be a kind of used to it... but i think i ll could never be used of that.
Anyway, i leave on monday for Kathmandu, and it gonna be my first time in Nepal! i have travelled all over in india, but i have never been there.
i already went close to the boarder in Sikkhim, in 2000, but i have never crossed it... i am so happy!