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“खुर्सानीटार काँ हो?”

“Where’s Khursanitar?”

Most Kathmandu residents have never heard of Khursanitar neighborhood, even though it is near the center of the city. Its gullies are so twisty-turny that few outsiders venture in for fear of getting lost, giving the community an almost remote, close-knit feel.  Twenty-five years ago, it was just a big hot pepper patch. Today, even seasoned taxi drivers ask: “खुर्सानीटार काँ हो?” (Where’s Khursanitar?)

 

Secret shortcut from Baluwatar to Khursanitar, August 2017.

Empty lot often used for parking, August 2017.

Why did the chicken cross the road? August 2017.

Lady returns from temple, August 2017.

Saraswati Mandir, August 2017.

Saraswati Mandir grounds keeper, 2017.

Gorkhapatra morning delivery, August 2017.

Pramod’s hair dresser, August 2017.

Baby’s morning oil massage, August 2017.

Badminton court, August 2017.

“Cyber” restaurant, August 2017.

Khursanitar chowk, August 2017.

Malta Restaurant, August 2017.

Owner of a local drinking establishment, August 2017.

Local tea shop, August 2017.

Proud owners of a shoe store, August 2017.

Police joke with friends, local cold store, August 2017.

Butcher shop, August 2017.

Rainy day at Saraswati Mandir, August 2017.

Morning conversation, August 2017.

Kuchhos (grass broom) for sale outside local spice shop, with man sleeping, August 2017.

Abandoned shop, August 2017.

Trash, August 2017.

Trash with Ruslan Vodka woman, August 2017.

Helmet hanger, August 2017.

Clothes in empty lot, August 2017.

Clothes on balcony, August 2017.

Tailor shop, August 2017.

Girls dress up for Teej, August 2017.

Buwaako mukh herne din (Father’s Day), August 2017.

Staying dry near Saraswati Mandir, August 2017.

Rainy day near Utsav Supermarket, August 2017.

Afternoon at Malta Restaurant, August 2017.

Evening tailoring, August 2017.

 

Evening drinking, August 2017.

Evening ride, August 2017.

Night dogs, August 2017.