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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.