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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The Waste Pickers

Walking the streets of kathmandu you will see young men and women, as well as children, collecting up plastic and other recyclables - meet the Waste Pickers. These workers live on the edge scrapping together a living, many sleeping rough, through recycling.

Walking the streets of kathmandu you will see young men and women, as well as children, collecting up plastic and other recyclables – meet the Waste Pickers. These workers live on the edge scrapping together a living, many sleeping rough, through recycling. All images are copyright Neesha ( Alexandra) Bremner 2013.

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Waste pickers are at the bottom of the social rug in Nepal as they scrap together a fragile existence dealing with the rubbish of others for very little money. This troop of five boys and young men work a stretch of Lazimpat road clearing the streets of plastics and other recyclables.

For more information on the situation for waste pickers in Nepal please read Emilia Terzon’s Life at the Bottom article for  independent Australian publication New Matilda.

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Please note that all images are Copyright Neesha (Alexandra) Bremner 2013. Images cannot be used without the express written permission of The Storyteller Project.