Stories By 'Sanjog Manandhar'
When I had just begun my career as a photojournalist, a decade ago, my brother had bought a film camera from Japan. That was the first time I had laid my hands on a rollfilm camera, which had been rendered obsolete many years ago.
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When Simal Rai returned the gold jewellery and cash he had found in the backseat of his taxi, he made headlines across the country.
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Sixteen-year-old Sangita Magar and her friend Sima Basnet were walking back home after attending preparatory classes for grade 10 finals when the world came down on them. Jiwan BK, a 20-year-old boy from Magar’s neighbourhood, hurled acid on her face. Cupping her burning face, Magar ran home to her mother, who poured water to soothe her injuries. By then pieces of flesh were falling off Magar’s face.
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Yenya Punhi might be popularly known as the Indra Jatra but in doing so the festival is boxed into one single dimension. The Jatra after all is not just about the “King of Heaven” being arrested in the Valley on charges of thievery.
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Dashain In 10 Photographs
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Merely a decade ago, Nepal’s only ostriches occupied a sad enclosure at the positively depressing Central Zoo in Jawalakhel.
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