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An Ocean of Possibilities
2014

An Ocean of Possibilities

Prasiit Sthapit

Change of Course

The Nepalese village of Susta has always lain on the west bank of the Narayani River. This river was traditionally regarded as the boundary between Nepal and India, but all that changed when the river alternated its course, running ever-further into Nepalese territory – so far, in fact, that Susta now lies on the east bank of the Narayani. India, however, insists that the river is the border, and as a result, Susta and its vicinity is now a contested territory. The river's change of course is paired with serious floods and the erosion of hundreds of acres of farmland. If nothing is done quickly, people fear that the village itself will soon be washed away. The villagers' fate is now under pressure due to various external influences.