We smile because we must

As Nepal prepares for its first election since 2008 military presence on the streets is increasing as tensions rise across the country. One candidate has  already been murdered by a rival in the Terai district and through out Nepal conflict between rival political cadres is increasing. The outcome of the Nov 19 election is uncertain with speculation of country wide bandas ( general strikes) before polling day. Copyright Neesha  ( Alexandra) Bremner 2013

As Nepal prepares for its first election since 2008, the second since the civil war ended in 2006, military presence on the streets of Kathmandu is increasing as tensions rise across the country. One candidate has already been murdered by a rival in the Terai district and through out Nepal conflict between rival political cadres is increasing.
The outcome of the Nov 19 election is uncertain with speculation of country-wide bandas ( general strikes) before polling day.
Copyright Neesha ( Alexandra) Bremner 2013

Police Escort – Kumari Jatra

 A motorcycle police officer escourts foreign dignitaries away from the Kumari Jatra celebrations at Durbar Square, Kathmandu.  The Kumari Jatra festival  coincide with the end of monsoon in Nepal and celebrate the Kumari, the living goddess.  Image Copyright Neesha ( Alexandra) Bremner 2013.

A motorcycle police officer escorts foreign dignitaries away from the Kumari Jatra celebrations at Durbar Square, Kathmandu.
The Kumari Jatra festival coincides with the end of monsoon in Nepal and celebrates the Kumari, the living goddess. It is one of the few occasions the Kumari is seen in public.
Image Copyright Neesha ( Alexandra) Bremner 2013.

Khil Raj Regmi – Kumari Jatra

Nepal's current Prime Minister Khil Raj Regmi at Kumari Jatra festival celebrations  which coincide with the end of monsoon.  The celebrations take place at Dubar Square in Kathmandu with government and international dignitaries in attendance to pay homage to the Kumari, the living goddess. Image copyright Neesha (Alexandra) Bremner 2013.

Nepal’s  Chairman of the High Level Political Mechanism (Political equivalent of Prime Minister)  Khil Raj Regmi  at Kumari Jatra festival celebrations which coincide with the end of monsoon. The celebrations take place at Dubar Square in Kathmandu with government and international dignitaries in attendance to pay homage to the Kumari, the living goddess.
Image copyright Neesha (Alexandra) Bremner 2013.

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