6 years ago
The author is a Sociologist from Jawaharlal Nehru University and ‘Wine Feminists’ is a term she coined. Also, the opinion expressed is personal.
Never say never
KATHMANDU: It has been 13 years Ram Bahadur Nepali is working as a tailor. His small tailor stand is stationed at Asan. He comes to his self-allocated ‘office’ at 8 am and leaves at 7 pm.
This very tailor stand has helped him to provide for his family of nine—five daughters and two younger sons. When asked if seven children are a lot to handle, he exclaimed “Malai Ta Thorai Bhako Jasto Lagcha”.
He said the only difficulty with huge number of kids is during their childhood, “after that all have to look after themselves”. He has his share of struggle where Ram Bahadur originally from Sindhupalchowk, in his initial days could not meet his family’s basic needs.
However, nowadays he is happy with his daily income of Rs 500. This amount has satisfactorily feed his family. Throughout the years, he has learnt to survive: to never stop doing the things that needs to be done.