Snow.. er.. High Gas Prices.. Day

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After a decision by the National Congress to lift government regulations controlling fuel prices, Hindu nationalist parties and organizations rallied to show their opposition by declaring a nationwide strike today. How that affected me? I woke up extra early to prepare for Spoken English class. Emily pokes her head in my room 20 minutes before class saying that classes were canceled today.

After I spent the rest of the morning reading and studying a bit, we decided to head out to enjoy mango lassis at our favorite Kadod dessert shop, Rajasthan. We didn't walk halfway up the main road before we decided to just stop and turn. Not a single store was open for business. Every little shop, the tailor's, food stands, and even the men and women that line the streets selling fruits were observing the day-long strike. All I wanted was one mango lassi...

I'm not really used to holidays like this, but maybe it's something I'll have to start getting used to.

Read more about the strike here:
Opposition Strike Over High Fuel Prices Bites - Reuters
Strikes Over High Gas Prices Spread Across India - CNN

3 comments:

Tim said...

I hope they don't strike in India as much as they do in Europe...

Adam said...

I want a mango lassie too... looks yummy...

Adam said...

Do a blog entry on SCII!

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