My Republica

Saurav Ranabhat



Sharp ambition

January 23, 2018 10:41 AM

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

January 20, 2018 10:53 AM

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

January 11, 2018 10:07 AM

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

January 9, 2018 10:04 AM

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

January 7, 2018 09:41 AM

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

January 4, 2018 10:01 AM

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

January 2, 2018 13:06 PM

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

December 26, 2017 09:38 AM

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

December 24, 2017 09:15 AM

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

December 19, 2017 09:58 AM

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

Happy to be here

December 19, 2017 09:58 AM

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

Started from bottom, now we’re here

December 14, 2017 09:58 AM

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

December 7, 2017 09:05 AM

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

December 5, 2017 11:50 AM

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’

November 30, 2017 12:19 PM

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

November 27, 2017 10:07 AM

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

November 25, 2017 09:11 AM

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

November 20, 2017 10:05 AM

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.

Life as an all-rounder

November 18, 2017 12:11 PM

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

November 14, 2017 12:20 PM

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.