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230. Innocence
Photo By: Vasker
Posted Date: 8th July

Nepal’s children have become the often-overlooked victims of the ongoing strife, their plight exacerbated by poverty and abuse. As a result children’s rights are violated and their lives are profoundly disrupted on a daily basis.

Education has suffered, particularly due to enforced closures during strikes, which have cut the school year to nearly half in some areas.

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Innocence was last modified: July 9th, 2008 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Shutterbug

    REALITY in the picture bites any heart that cares for Nepal and this is the real story of an average kid here in Nepal. Sometime ‘A Picture’ speaks more than just thousand words.

    This is an interesting photo of village kids, who are curious to see photographer. An invisible diagonal line of children’s heads and the angle of light made this picture distinct. Situation like this is always daunting to shoot picture, when main source of light is lit from behind the subject. And if tackled creatively one can end up capturing ‘a wonderful shot’. Though overexposed, the hair of a girl (forth children) standout vividly on the backdrop of bluish hill. Well effort Vasker! You should have avoided the lens-flare using your left hand to shade over the lens.

    I think it is time LIN’s Team should be specific in choosing a reasonable size and resolution of picture for this section. Some of recent postings are too small to view them with decency. It is hard to see some of its detail, like sharpness, focus.

  2. Lava Kafle

    DreamSky, I agree with you, but, many of us are in positions today growing from situations worser than shown in this realistic Pic. They have at least a piece of thread covering their body, many of us did not have a thread to cover, and would wait to see if somebody else throws some old clothes , just to run and wear that. Not joking, it happened in Winter,Autumn as well as in Spring,summer all the time. So Ambition, want to be at top, and hatred of the poor situation can change them I think. We must not love poorness at any cost or the undeveloped society/culture/religion/location. If we are stale, there will be no rays of hope.

    As you said we have been unable to experience the pain of real village people, so, we are not helping them. No John Woods will ever be born in Nepal is not a question? We have started a small step: Our friends have been hiking into remote locations and distributing copies/pencils to poor family children from last 3 years starting from small scale: 50 copies/pencils a trip to 100 at most. So, 49 sundays*3= 147 days *50= 7350 children at least have got benefits. In reality our friends have been contributing many many thousands copies to needy people.

    We need to be leaders of nation someday soon to achieve what dreamsky perceives by rooting out the effects of current politicians.

  3. DreamSky

    I could not say this is a ‘lovely’ capture because of the ‘bitter’ reality that the photograph is screaming. I doubt on these five, whether they have been in a class room once. Truely they have been over-looked. How a nation can be build?
    - by dividing a nation in to pieces or by educating these children and empowering the future generation from ground-up?

    It’s a pitiful irony that John Wood has to open libraries for these children, Edmund Hillary has to establish schools for these children coz our great leaders are always busy fighting with each other for some more serious and more important issues of the nation. (and may be ‘we’ are busy commenting around)

    Nice shot! with a perfect choice of lighting and angle. Lense flare is lil disturbing though.

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