No letter! What happened? I hope you are not ill. Maybe you have found a nice Frenchman to take my place. Maybe you have no time to think of me now that you are a sophisticated French woman!
I went to Gokarna for a picnic a few weeks ago. I went with Mrs Lopchan's husband and his musician friends. We had a nice time singing and dancing. Don't worry. There were no girls!
Work's as boring as ever. Your Ravana hasn't improved. He's still a pompous fool. Rama hasn't come to destroy him yet, unfortunately. Jenny keeps all the work to herself. She likes to be Mr Al Fulan's favourite. So nothing has changed since you were here. No doubt Mr Pradhan is happy that you and I are far apart.
The Gai Jatra festival is going on at the moment. The little boys being led to the family temples don't look like cows at all! They look as though they're going to a birthday party in fancy dress!
Jim Coleman was a UNDP volunteer in Kathmandu from 1968-1971. Master of the Moon, his first published novel, draws on his encounters with the people, culture and religions of Nepal at that particular time, when Nepal was being discovered by baby-boomers travelling, for the most part, overland across Asia to find themselves through experiments with religion and hasheesh. On returning to the UK from Nepal, he followed a career in teaching and educational management in various countries, mostly in the employment of the British Council. Now retired, he runs a charity (Himalayan Education Lifeline ... full info