Shopping in Nepal

Shopping in the streets of Kathmandu is a very collective and public event. Most shop keepers have a shop counter that faces onto the street, with a shutter pulled down at the end of the day. Until a few weeks ago, load-shedding meant that power cuts happened for ten hours  a day, and for many businesses, trade happened by candle light. While this has now ended, the lack of street lights means that shops are still glowing hubs in the dark, where people gather and chat, buy their meat at the meat shop, grains at the grain shop, and vegetables at the veg shop.

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