Yes, the life goes on… in Nepali style…and in foreign style.
Despite all those bomb blasts and killings, it seems, life in Nepal turns into normalcy the day after… Take this example from Pokhara…The other day bombs exploded, civilians were injured…then the next day saw army folks painstakingly trying to defuse a fake bomb. Tourists were seen taking photos. And the days after tourists were enjoying the horsehide. They are still seen in this city of west Nepal riding horses…drinking beers and boating around the famous Phewa Lake.
Feb 27: Security personnel inspecting a motorcycle destroyed in a bomb blast in Pokhara on Monday afternoon. The bike was parked at the time when Maoists rebels exploded the bomb. Pic by Ishwori Neupane
Feb 28: A foreign tourist takes picture of soldiers disposing a suspected bomb in Pokhara’s tourist ghetto Lake Side. The area was terrorized for about four hours until the army concluded that there was no bomb at all. Pics by Dinesh Regmi
Mar 1: Well, one exploded, the other was fake! So why stop the fun mission. After all, you are here to enjoy! That’s what these foreign tourists were thinking, my guess, while riding over horses on Wednesday in Pokhara’s Lake Side. Pic by Dinesh Regmi