Saurav Ranabhat

The contributor for Republica.

Souls of My City: Duty of labor

Published On: February 12, 2018 10:10 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Tula Bahadur Rokaya, 42, is a laborer from Jajarkot. He had arrived in Kathmandu a few months ago to work as a daily wage laborer for the ring road construction project.

Souls of My City: Making photo frames to sustain life

Published On: February 10, 2018 01:02 PM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Eighteen-year-old Sujan Nepali makes and sells photo frames for his living. A permanent resident of Sindhupalchowk, Nepali moved to Kathmandu after the 2015 earthquakes damaged his house

Souls of My City: Leisurely life

Published On: January 25, 2018 11:45 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Chandra Bahadur Pahari is a 70-year-old retired farmer from Rai Gaun, Makawanpur. He came to Kathmandu four days ago for his eye operation. He had come to Kathmandu for the first time a few months ago for operation on his other eye. This is his second visit to the capital.

Sharp ambition

Published On: January 23, 2018 10:41 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Altab Hussain, 42, from Kotak of India sharpens metal tools for his living. He is currently living in Bouddha, Kathmandu with his five friends.

Dairy diary

Published On: January 20, 2018 10:53 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Krishna Devi Maharjan is a 40-year-old shopkeeper from Maru, Kathmandu. She has been running a small dairy shop at Basantapur for almost 14 years.

Soulful tunes of life

Published On: January 11, 2018 10:07 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Mangaal Gandhari, 37, sells sarangis (traditional Nepali musical instruments) for his living at Thamel, Kathmandu. His family, including his father, wife, and three children, lives in Gorkha.

Carpet seller in town

Published On: January 9, 2018 10:04 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Deviram Joshi, 43, is a carpet seller from Guthu, Surkhet. He is currently living near Hanumandhoka of Kathmandu with his family, including his wife and a daughter. He came to Kathmandu some six months ago to find work.

Boy with charisma

Published On: January 7, 2018 09:41 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Fifteen-year-old Bikash Thakur can be seen wandering around Basantapur area every day. He is originally from Darbhanga, India and is currently living at Jaisideval, Kathmandu.

Young security officer

Published On: January 4, 2018 10:01 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Sangita Chaudhary, 20, is a security officer at a shopping complex in Kathmandu. She joined work only two days ago and has been enjoying it so far. Prior to this, she was serving as a temporary cop for the local and provincial level elections.

Smiles in adversity

Published On: January 2, 2018 01:06 PM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Baal Kumari Karki, 80, from Nardevi, Kathmandu sells water for a living. She is originally from Sindhupalchowk and has been residing in Kathmandu with her daughter’s family since six years now.

Working for change

Published On: December 26, 2017 09:38 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Priya Sigdel is a 23-year-old social entrepreneur aspirant from Bansbari, Kathmandu. Priya only recently graduated in Development Studies and is currently working as the president at Hatti Hatti NGO.

Keeping the tradition alive

Published On: December 24, 2017 09:15 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Purna Maharjan, Arish Maharjan, Rabi Dangol, Prasan Maharjan, Sujan Maharjan and Prajal Maharjan are the members of Shree Kanga Ajima Yetkha Twa, Yetkha, Kathmandu. In this traditional musical band there are 10 members.

Happy to be here

Published On: December 19, 2017 09:58 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Twenty-two-year-old Akhilesh Kumar works at a grocery shop in Sundhara, Kathmandu.

Started from bottom, now we’re here

Published On: December 14, 2017 09:58 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Thirty-six-year-old Bijay Lama is a bus operator from Panchkhal, Kavrepalanchowk. He has been involved in the transportation sector since 2059 BS. He had started as a help in public buses and it took him three years to learn driving.

Eking out a living

Published On: December 7, 2017 09:05 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Purnakali Rai is a 33-year-old weaver at Kapan. She is originally from Dang. Despite having a prosthetic leg after her legs were burnt when she was a child, Purnakali has been weaving to earn a living since three years now.

Camera Bros

Published On: December 5, 2017 11:50 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Lumsingh Gurung (left) is a 30-year-old freelance videographer from Bhaisipati. Having completed his master’s degree in Rural Development, he is currently studying to become a VFX artist. Lumsingh started working as a videographer only recently. He wants to become a remarkable storyteller in the future.

‘My Children Are My Life’

Published On: November 30, 2017 12:19 PM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Ram Charan Chaudary is a 39-year-old security officer. He lives at Satdobato, Lalitpur with his family of five (two son and one daughter) and his wife. He is originally from Bijauri, Dang.

Young, Smart and brave

Published On: November 27, 2017 10:07 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Sanjeev Ghimire is a 21-year-old metropolitan police constable from Bhaktapur. He joined the force just eight months ago. He started to work after completing his high school education from Janapremi College. Sanjeev is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Arts from Koteshwar Multiple Campus.

A love for soda

Published On: November 25, 2017 09:11 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Suresh Suwal is a 59 year old soda seller at Ranjana Galli, New Road. He started his soda business in 2023 BS.

Soda is life

Published On: November 20, 2017 10:05 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Tulsi Maharjan is a 48-year-old soda seller form Makkhan Tole, Kathamandu. She has been doing this work since almost nine years. She was married 10 years ago. Her husband has been selling soda since 23 years and that is why she joined him after her marriage.