I received an email from a colleague and good friend, Gina Drew, who has been studying issues relating to access and management of water in India. Concerning Time, she shares following experience:
I'm in Kathmandu. We have load shedding here and I'm taking advantage of the electricity right now. Life revolves around when the lights will come on. People here have about 6-12 hours of cuts a day, done in rotations. We get a list depending on our neighborhood. How is that for temporal freedom? Sometimes the hours are good. Sometimes they are annoying. Most times in the area where I live, the light comes on in the night when everyone is sleeping. Even my circadian rhythms are regularized here so I'm usually out when I could be taking advantage. Thankfully I'm buffered by the outages with a solar powered inverter that gives me enough juice to power the router, a few lights, and perhaps a laptop.