Street Fights in Shangri-la
As part of our coverage on “The New City” we asked our bloggers for some pictures from their cities. Are there any places in their cities that are prime examples for sustainable urban living? But it could also be a negative example in order to show how a city should not look like.
I was heading to the post office, walking with my eyes to the steep staircase, not realizing that the boy in front of me had a knife he was about to wield on another boy in the parking lot. The reflection caught my eye and I quickly ducked into a hair salon and watched the fight unravel. Two gangs. Lots of knives. No real harm done in the end. But the garbage was strewn and the tension was thick. Youth have few options after failing to make the grade in the test-centric school system of Bhutan.