Nepal’s vegetable seller girl #Tarkariwali has gone really viral. Two photos taken by Mr Rupchandra Maharjan are taking over social media. We contacted photographer Maharjan who had friendly chat with her and of course took permission before clicking the pictures. He randomly clicked those photos. He never thought those photos would be so popular. Through him we also contacted Kusum’s uncle Mr Padam Shrestha.
Tarkariwali is Kusum Shrestha from Gorkha district in West Nepal, to be specific from Bhumlichok village Devsthan. Her uncle said She is the only child of Mr Chandra Narayan Shretha and Mrs Gyanu Shrestha who are also aware of their daughter’s picture being viral on internet though they might not have any other clue. Her parents are ordinary people who depend on khetipati (farming). Kusum is a management student at 11th standard in nearby school at Chitwan who helps her parents in selling fresh vegetables in local market.
(In conversation with her paternal uncle Mr Padam Shrestha and photographer Mr Rupchandra Maharjan)