The next day, by now the 21 October, we caught up with the students at the Baker’s Café on MG Marg.
Magi would have first met these young people in 2004, 15 years previously.
The Hindu festival of Diwali was coming up on Sunday 27 October. Sikkim, although essentially Buddhist, celebrates this like everywhere else. Several students had come back to their families for the holiday, travelling locally to Gangtok to meet up with us.
These students all want to help support their families and communities once they start earning, but they are also keen to help other younger students. So Rha said he would talk to Hissey about tutoring options for the IAS exam. Nimphuti will help Miksim apply for a government grant to attend nursing college.