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From Instagram: Garwhali woman

The women in this Garwhali village in India’s Himalaya all worked, including this one. She seemed to take genuine delight in cleaning and sorting the grains as it would give her some role, importance and a daily task even at her age. She would take equal interest in greeting me each day, always hailing me from wherever I passed her. I was inspired by her tenacity and interest in life, to continue contributing as she best she could even as age and infirmity were starting to make their presence felt. #garwhal #india #iloveindia #lpindia #wonderlust #guardiantravelsnaps #natgeotravel

The women in this Garwhali village in India's Himalaya all worked, including this one. She seemed to take genuine delight in cleaning and sorting the grains as it would give her some role, importance and a daily task even at her age. She would take equal interest in greeting me each day, always hailing me from wherever I passed her. I was inspired by her tenacity and interest in life, to continue contributing as she best she could even as age and infirmity were starting to make their presence felt. #garwhal #india #iloveindia #lpindia #wonderlust #guardiantravelsnaps #natgeotravel

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The brick workers of Kathmandu

Brick factories have been operating in the Kathmandu Valley for some 3000 years. Many of the famed monuments in the area such as the squares, temples and houses were built with terracotta bricks. Today the industry is responsible for a lot of the pollution that hangs over the valley, but also the poor respiratory health of many of its workers – these are seasonal labourers and many come from India.

They live alongside the factories during the working season, their babies watching from hammocks slung nearby, their children sometimes helping or playing nearby.

Here are some images of the brick workers of Kathmandu.

A face amongst the bricks

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