Photos of Lockdown in Nepal; Day 3 in Kathmandu

Lockdown in Nepal

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic throughout the world, Nepal is in lockdown like many other countries. The people are restricted from getting out of their houses. Because of the complete lockdown, the roads are almost empty, shops  closed and other than the emergency works and essential  goods & services, everything else are closed. The violators of these rules are punished by the police (if found). Nepal police, health workers and the service providers are doing a great job. Their hard-work and efforts are highly commendable.

However, plenty of posts on social media (police punishing the public) are going viral. Some of them are totally unjustifiable. I highly condemn the acts done by those authorities. One of such posts, that really touched my heart was a man carrying gas cylinder being punished by the police officer. Seeing the post made me so helpless and also my blood boil. I hope such inhuman acts wouldn’t continue in days to come.

Nepal Police and lockdown
Source: Milan Rai (Facebook)

On the brighter side, Nepal Police headquarter has officially announced to investigate on the issue and take necessary action. The response from the officials and listening to the public opinions is a commendable action taken by the Police.

There are some other posts as such which are completely unacceptable. Maybe we need to train the authorities something about “COMMON SENSE”. It might have sounded too offensive and rude but I have had experiences with them in many instances too (even during this lockdown time).

Check out my photo-blog: Lockdown in Nepal (Self-isolation story): Photographs of a Vintage Bicycle!

Okay! Enough of complains for now. Let’s move on to the content of this blog.

Day 3 in Kathmandu (Boudhanath Area)

A day before the lockdown was announced, I was staying at my aunt’s place in Kapan. It was already late and so couldn’t return that day. So I had to remain there. For two days, I tried doing every possible thing to make my time and stay productive. Since everyone along with the people renting there were staying home and sharing internet, it was kind of frustrating. The internet was slow and so couldn’t watch movie, stream YouTube, no social media and any other things related to internet. Normally, I would carry a book with me but sadly I didn’t have one during that time. So, on the third day of Nepal lockdown, I decided to come to my room (located in Nayabasti, Jorpati). I woke up early in the morning. And headed to my room. Good thing; I had my camera with me.

Around 45 minutes of walk turned out to be a Nepal lockdown photowalk for me. With this post, I am sharing the photos of Nepal lockdown (Day 3); journey from Kapan to Nayabasti.

Corona lockdown
A man stands still by the road trying to figure out what’s written in the banners. Location: Boudhanath road.
Coronavirus covid19 Nepal
A shopkeeper makes subtle eye contact with me. Location: Near Nayabasti Club, Jorpati.
Coronavirus lockdown
A woman trying to observe what’s going on outside on the streets. Location: Near Boudha Pipalbot.
Covid19 lockdown
A woman carrying vegetables rushes to get to her home. Location: Somewhere in between Mahankal and Boudha.
Covid19 Nepal lockdown
A young Buddhist monk crosses the empty road in front of Stupa Hospital, Boudha Pipalbot.
Empty Boudha
Empty Boudhanath Stupa.
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A woman heading towards vegetable market. Location: Nayabasti Club, Jorpati.
Lockdown days in Nepal
The bicyclists returning home after their night duties and the passerbies on the background. Location: Near Boudha Pipalbot.
lockdown life
A woman returns after buying vegetables from nearby vegetable shop. Location: In front of Boudhanath Stupa.
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A woman engaging her kid in the plantation work. It’s so inspiring to see this. I’m pretty sure this kid will grow up learning to distinguish between organic and junk foods. No doubt what the right choice would be. Hats off to the mother!

 

Meat shop Covid19
People lining up to buy meat. Location: Nayabasti Club, Jorpati.

 

National lockdown
An elderly man tries to warm himself up in the morning sunlight. Location: Mahankal
Nepal lock down
A man dressed in Nepali cultural dress; Daura Suruwal buying vegetable. Location: Boudha Pipalbot.
Nepal Lockdown
Social Distancing. Location: Milanchowk, Kapan
Shops closed
Closed “Guddoo Motorcyle Workshop”. Location: Nayabasti, Club, Jorpati.
Vegetable shop covid19
Queuing up for the turn to get vegetables. Location: Nayabasti, Jorpati.

Thank you so much taking your time and effort to go through all of these photos. Which one was the best photo of all? Let me know!

And how did you like this photo-blog? Did you enjoy? Want to go through another photo-blog from this lockdown period? Here it is:

Lockdown in Nepal (Self-isolation story): Photographs of a Vintage Bicycle!

Another photo-blog: Day 11 of Nepal Lockdown in Pictures | Photos shot around Kathmandu |

Also, did you watch my vlog about the lockdown itself? If not, here it is:

| Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic | Nepal LOCKDOWN | A Day In The Life in Kathmandu |

Stay home, stay safe and take care of yourself. And let’s remind ourselves that life is amazing regardless of the situation we are currently in. Much love <3

About the author

I come from the land of Gurkhas; the brave soldiers who fought tirelessly and didn’t let any countries rule Nepal. Because of those Gorkhalis, the Nepalese are proud to call “Nepal has always been an independent nation so far.” Nepalese Flag is the world’s only non-quadrilateral national flag; red color symbolizing the bravery and blue symbolizes peace and harmony. What a proud thing. Also, Nepal was the Hindu Kingdom in the past and now a secular state welcoming people from all the religions. Nepal is a country of living heritages and Kathmandu a city of temples. All in all, Nepal is a country with Unity in Diversity. Thank you for reading the boring random shits. These things don’t relate to me in any way. And those are not the things that describe me. If I introduce myself with the common voices of any nationality, group or community, it’s nothing but sheer stupidity. A part of it can be a shared introduction but not fully. So who am I? I don’t know who I am. It’s been years of SEARCH but nothing has been excavated yet. And also, I am not the right person to describe who I am. It's you who know me and whatever I say about me makes no sense. You tell me who I am ;)
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