It is getting very cold in the mountains now and life is getting more challenging.
The younger children will soon be finishing their examinations then all those who have aunties or grannies to care for them will be going to their home villages for the coldest months of the year. The older students will be preparing for their 10th grade and 12th grade (GCSE and A Level) exams which they take next Spring.
In Delhi the Manjushree students have completed their semester exams and have a short vacation while they await their results. In Mangalore and Bangalore too, the students have done exams and are now on holiday. Some or our girls have gone to spend their vacation with their monk brothers at Gyudmed Monastery and School, near Hunsur in South India.