Saurav Ranabhat

The contributor for Republica.

Life as an all-rounder

Published On: November 18, 2017 12:11 PM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Sharad Raut is a 27-year-old artist from Kanchanpur. He is currently living in Tokha, Kathmandu with his family of seven. He is studying fine arts here and has been involved in paintings for around seven years now and says, “Painting is like a sport to me.”

At Risk, But At Peace

Published On: November 14, 2017 12:20 PM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Krishna Khanal (right) is a 27-year-old painter associated with the East West Engineering Company. He is from Bardiya, and has been working in Kathmandu for 10 years now. Krishna’s wife and two kids live in Bardiya while he lives alone in Gaushala. He says painting walls has been his source of income since as long as he remembers.

Laboring For Kids’ Betterment

Published On: November 12, 2017 11:51 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Thirty-five-year-old Karuna Sapkota is from Tistung, Makwanpur. She is currently living in Kalanki with her family of six including her husband and four kids. She started selling chatpatey (spicy snacks) for a living some nine years ago. She keeps her stall in Basantapur and pays Rs 1,500 rent per month.

A Young Teacher

Published On: November 9, 2017 11:53 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Kishor Kuikel is a 23-year-old teacher from Fulbaari, Kavrepalanchowk. He is currently living in Gokarna with his family. Kishor teaches social work at Brilliant College, Kathmandu.

Decades of driving

Published On: November 7, 2017 10:04 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Subba Singh Lama is a 60-year-old taxi driver from Kavrepalanchowk. He currently lives in New Road with his family. He started driving a taxi for a living in 2037 BS, when he was 22 years old.

Doctor by degree,  writer by heart

Published On: November 2, 2017 11:40 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Amardeep Keshari is a 23 year old writer from Kalaiya, Bara. Though he graduated from Wesleyan University in the US as a neuroscientist, he later decided to pursue a writing career. He is currently living in Shantinagar with his brother.

Working to Survive

Published On: October 31, 2017 11:08 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Born in Matihari of Bihar, Bikash Jaiswal was 18 years of age when he came to Kathmandu in search of work. The 25-year-old is a tailor and works at a T-shirt shop in Thamel.

Haloween Party at Queen lounge

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

Though Halloween is a western culture, an increasing number of Nepali youngsters are attracted to the festival due to the chance it provides for dressing up as various characters. Halloween is celebrated in many countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows day.

The Little Shopkeeper

Published On: October 23, 2017 09:25 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Eight-year-old Sagar KC studies in Grade IV at Annapurna School and is currently living in Bhotahity, Kathmandu. He sells fidget spinners by the road in his small stall to earn some pocket money for himself and his 10 –year-old brother.

Life of a Workaholic

Published On: October 17, 2017 10:02 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Bibhas Parajuli is a 20 year old student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the National College. He is currently involved in social work and loves what he does as it allows him to know and understand various kinds of people that he comes  across.

‘Success is a step-by-step process’

Published On: October 15, 2017 12:55 PM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Souls of My City

Helping each other

Published On: October 12, 2017 11:28 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Parwati Khadka (left) and Simsang Lama are both nine years old. They are currently studying at The Rolling Stone School in Grade III. They say they are best friends.

Life of a rickshaw Puller

Published On: October 10, 2017 10:52 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Fifty-six-year old Amrit Lama is a rickshaw puller. Originally from Rammechhap, he currently lives in Ganeshthan, Basantapur. He keeps changing his temporary address as he lives in Kathmandu only for a month or two every year. He spends the rest of the year at his hometown doing agriculture.

A Life Devoted to Lord Buddha

Published On: October 8, 2017 09:48 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Karma Wangyal is a 17-year-old currently training to become a Lama. He has been living in a monastery at Namobuddha for six years now.

Narayan Jatra in Hadigaun (Photo feature)

Published On: October 7, 2017 09:47 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

As they say “kahi nabhako jaatra hadigaun maa” (there’s no parade like the ones in Handigaun), Hadigaun in Kathmandu is well known for its unique jatras (parades) and cultures. The Narayan Jatra is an age-old tradition carried forward by the locals of Hadigaun to pay homage to Lord Bishnu.

For the sake of freedom- Souls of my city

Published On: October 5, 2017 03:21 PM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Fourty nine–year- old Lakhpa Dorjee Tamang lives in Indrachowk and works as a porter. He is originally from Rasuwa. Thirty years ago Lakhpa came to the city of his  dreams—Kathmandu--with an aim to do business and earn his living.

Responsible at school and home

Published On: September 26, 2017 10:25 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Forty-year-old Ramila Bajracharya is teacher and a mother of five-year-old Shreya Bajracharya. She currently lives in Ason.

Working to earn from an early age

Published On: September 24, 2017 09:51 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Chotu is a 16-year-old carpenter working at a wood craft outlet in Patan Industrial Estate. He is from Bihar, India and is currently living inside the industrial estate with his co-workers.

Finding happiness in family

Published On: September 21, 2017 11:19 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

Bhim Bahadur Chauhan is 46 years old and a porter. Originally from Ramechhap, he moved to Kathmandu in 2058 BS.

For the sake of pocket money

Published On: September 19, 2017 09:47 AM NPT By: Saurav Ranabhat

It is good to have some money in our pockets and if we can earn some extra bucks working part-time, then why not? 17-year-old Ayush Ghimire, who currently is enrolled in Grade XI, can be found working at a mobile store at New Road these days.