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A guy with the strings

A guy with the strings

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“My elders in the family told me I sang beautifully during my childhood. And I got influenced by my friends to pick guitar as my instrument. We practiced guitar together. One day, when I was...

Living a dream, doing everything

Living a dream, doing everything

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“After reaching the village and interacting with them I found, my sufferings were nothing in comparison to the problems they were facing. And this helped me to heal.” ...

Falling down, a learning process

Falling down, a learning process

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Skateboarding is not just meant for boys, it is for girls too. And Rejina is one such professional skater who used to be a tomboy and shared, ...

Creating beautiful art out of pain

Creating beautiful art out of pain

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“I fell in love with creating tattoo. And I left the restaurant and college, with a dream to establish my own tattoo studio in Nepal and founded Eros Ink in 2014.” ...

Art is everything

Art is everything

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“I am addicted to art. It is my way of living. I couldn’t think of anything besides art. Art is my hobby, occupation and everything. Without art I don’t expect to be living my life.”

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Struggle- Life’s other name

Struggle- Life’s other name

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

When she was in seventh grade, she got involved with handicraft and knitting sweater. This helped her fund her own education. Every weekend she weaved carpets. She has been training people to knit sweaters knitting when she was in the seventh grade.

Quest to educate

Quest to educate

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

"While reflecting back into those years in Dolpa, I strongly feel that phase of my life has changed my outlook toward life. Every moment I realized what I have lost staying in Dolpa and what I have gained staying in Dolpa."

Having a purpose in life and being hopeful

Having a purpose in life and being hopeful

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Bikash says he is happy that he is alive and is struggling in his life where he adds, “Struggle in life makes you reach toward your goal and makes your life interesting. I am happy where I am today and I enjoy being a farmer and sharing my knowledge to the children.”

Love for the place

Love for the place

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“When I was a child, I used to go to school, stroll around the forest and look after cattle among many other works. I dropped out in grade eight as every other friend was doing so. At that time, whenever I visited the city, I would not be able to stay there for more than 12 days because I didn’t like the chaotic city. City suffocates me.”

Juggling with works

Juggling with works

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

With the setting sun, his business of selling fruits in basket (Doko) by the Fewa lakeside was ending and he was off to his night work at Fishery Research Station. Dirga Narayan Poudel was born in Syangja.

Finding his way home

Finding his way home

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

One who rowed the boat now makes the boat by the Lakeside of Pokhara. He was hammering nail bending the wood. Anil with his family migrated to Pokhara from Sindhuli when he was 16. “At 19, I started rowing boat in Fewa Lake.

Gyanmey Dorje, the Sculptor from Dolpa

Gyanmey Dorje, the Sculptor from Dolpa

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

He has been visiting Kathmandu in every six month for the past five years. "We have harvesting season only for six months. Then we come down to lower Dolpo and to other places once winter starts," said Gyanmey Dorje Lama Gurung.

Balancing work and studies

Balancing work and studies

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

For a young woman who is not used to working and travelling often, carrying her first job was quite challenging. Currently a student at Trichandra College, she has been working as a delivery girl for Foodmandu from October, 2018.

Struggle, the other name of Life

Struggle, the other name of Life

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Before the photo session, he groomed both his sons with new clothes, just for the photos. He has lived and worked all his life in his village. "I can remember only two members in the family- my father and I

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 Memorial School at Lainchaur.

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.

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.