The Future of a Nepali Child

My 8-years old cousin and I were hanging out on our rooftop. The winter month of Paush had pushed all Kathmandubasi upwards - to rooms on the top few floors, where the sun temporarily showed its face in the afternoon, and to semi-open spaces like a hanging balcony or a veranda, where tall neighboring buildings … Continue reading The Future of a Nepali Child

The Patan Rooftop

Recommended audio track to accompany the reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjru81b3ExQAlternate track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoJiN2PVZ6g We met Sachet on a rooftop at Patan. I had not seen him for six years, although it felt way shorter than that. I was not a particularly big fan of Sachet. He had his way of wooing people but for me his performance of … Continue reading The Patan Rooftop