For myself, I see I will have the opportunity on return to Kathmandu Saturday to practice a simple urban life-style. During my few weeks in India, the Nepali government has increased the hours of power outages twice, first to 10 hours daily in mid-December, and then again just a couple of days ago to 12 hours daily. Foretunately, electricity isn't much required to paint.
Leaving tomorrow for the Nepali border, planning to arrive back in Kathmandu Saturday afternoon.
Happy New Year.