Someone set up a huge projector screen in the streets and there was nearly a thousand people watching and cheering like crazy. I think that every TV in our town was turned on because just as the man,Prashant Tawang, was walking up to the microphone, one too many TV's got turned on and the city lost the electricity. You may have heard the sigh from where you are.
As it turned out, Prashant Tawang won the competition. The celebrations continued through the night and the performance has been replayed many times. When a friend was recounting the story and how his mother put a traditional Nepali hat on him after he won, she began to weep. Maybe she is too sentimental, maybe there is not enough to celebrate right now. Either way, I think it is sweet.