National Geographic : 2003 May
Uightlulhs replaced kerosene lamps when Namche Bazaar got electricity from a hydroelectricplant in 1983. Televisions came later. A contemplative Buddhist painting competes with JurassicPark for the attention of Temba and his mother, Ang Dooli, of Khunde. "There's less talk among family members," says Temba's brother, Ang Rita. "But there's no entertainment here except ceremonies and festivals. TV helps people pass the time."