Stories By 'Pratibha Tuladhar'
“Women are not masons,” Hira Maan, tells Maala, when she requests him to hire her to build his house.
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Binod (Bhim) Shakya, a repousse artist, abandons his hammer and chisel and goes to sleep on the floor, propping his head against a wooden block when he can’t make sense of work. The 41-year-old artist says it’s his thing to do when he becomes muddled in his head and doesn’t know how to proceed.
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Aiti Tamang, 24, blinks as the smoke stings her eyes, while she blows at the fire with a piece of polythene pipe. The smoke clouds her tarpaulin tent as she bends down blowing some more, and then curses.
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