This is perhaps the reason I became a photojournalist. To go to places and to tell stories that are not your usual stuff. The story that I am about to chase has been done in the past by some photographers, but not by everyone. It is certainly not like what happened in
I am about to take a 20-plus-hour bus ride to a region called Rolpa in central
I plan to document what and who they are and add the documentation as a portfolio to my collection. Yes, I am not doing this on assignment or for anyone. I will certainly try to sell the story if I can, but the purpose of this adventure has been and is "photography."
There are many issues that I face on this trip. The main thing is that I may not find any Maoists. The rainy season (monsoon) seems to have started early, so getting caught in one is going to be pretty rough in the country side. The physical aspect of this trip is challenging but I think I am up to it.
I just hope to survive the bus ride. For what I hear it’s a “local” bus. I may have to fight for elbowroom with a goat!
Comfortably sitting on a bench at Kathmandu Guest House in