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Sharing light and happiness

Sharing light and happiness

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Gautam Buddha has once said, "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared ...

Thulo Didi’s Story

Thulo Didi’s Story

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

She sat on the chair soaking in the rays of the sun and looking at the students. She does not remember her age and how long she had worked as a peon at Janak Nath...

From Kalikot to Kathmandu

From Kalikot to Kathmandu

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Devi Chandra Neupane knows the alleys of Kathmandu very well. Born in Kalikot, Neupane was deprived of formal education since there was no school in his village. ...

A Generation in making Chaku

A Generation in making Chaku

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

The techniques of making food are precious when it is passed down to the generation. And when the family works together it is more worthy ...

One who purchases dreams

One who purchases dreams

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Be it the sun shining or gloomy clouds hovering in the sky of Patan, the alleys of Krishna Mandir would lead you to Dev Nandhan Choudhary’s open fruit shop. ...

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Setting example of an independent woman

Setting example of an independent woman

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

"I was born in Birgunj. My mother worked at a local hospital. My father had a serious drinking problem. I have a younger brother. Unfortunately, my mother passed away when I was 13. My father was torn apart. We then shifted to Lalitpur. At the age of 13, I worked at Khajuri, Chapagaun and started supporting my family," said Sabitri, a 35 year-old gardener.

One who makes madal

One who makes madal

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Bikash Lama, 28, is from Kulekhani. He has been making madals for over five years. For some, it is a way of making music . For others, it is profession. For him, making madal has been a mixture of creating good music and a profession as well. " I started playing madal when I was 17.

A life of struggle and hope

A life of struggle and hope

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“What is life to you?” This is probably the most-often asked question. “All my life, I went through pain and sorrow. It’s still the same," said Prem Lal Shrestha, 68.

Life behind the red scarf

Life behind the red scarf

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Behind the red scarf lies a wrinkle-faced woman with dark eyes, slightly pointed nose and a sandalwood tika on her forehead. The tip of the scarf covers her mouth. Maili,a 60-year-old woman from Kavre, has been tailoring near the Dabali at Hadigaun. It has been two years since she came to Kathmandu.

A man working in the dark room

A man working in the dark room

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Jhyantu Shrestha, 40, has been working in a Mustard factory at Jhochhen for 22 years now. He is the only employee there.

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