Stories Tagged 'Blind'
Seti Maya Pariyar basks in the midday winter sun, looking out at the hills with a newborn’s awe-struck gaze. “A black wire here, a yellow plastic rope there, and a bright, wide world,” she marvels. After two years of near-blindness, this is the first time Pariyar has seen the world clearly.
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When you wake, sunlight is streaming through the gaps in the blinds of your room. From the netherworld that is your half-conscious mind, you hear a staccato drumbeat and the sound of trumpets, rising with the sun. It takes you a second before you are able to collect yourself. Then, you remember. It is the first of May and you are in Madrid. There is a parade, one of many, outside.
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Laxmi Baral of Pumdi Bhumdi, Pokhara, whose husband suffers from a learning disability, was born blind. Until some time ago, the duo earned a livelihood by raising goats and buffaloes.
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Blind
Pancha Bahadur Sonar spends most part of his day working in a forge in his front yard. Heating iron in a furnace and hammering the metal against an anvil to give the intended shape.
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