Started her career as a travel and documentary photographer; she now works as social documentary/humanitarian photographer - independently taking up national and international assignments with Development Agencies, NGO’s, and Publishing Companies. She also works on various commissioned travel, editorial and other commercial assignments.
Currently she is in Nepal for deployment working on ground zero with local organisations and covering positive stories of the earthquake aftermath. Along side she is also working on an on-going project that focuses on the lives of Bhutanese Refugees living in the UNHCR camps for over two decades in Nepal. Last year she concluded a project that focused on nutrition, health and hygiene with UNICEF Sudan. Prior to that she worked on a USAID funded project - Nepal Economic Agriculture and Trade Activity (NEAT) - as a Photographer for the communications products in Nepal.
Her photography has been exhibited in India, Singapore, London and Nepal and her works have been published in several magazines around South East Asia, India, Nepal and The United States. She currently divides her work between Singapore, India and Nepal.
Last month, 25 October to be precise, marked the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. While the people who have suffered this catastrophe are still either trying to break down and reconstruct their half damaged homes or have settled down in camps indefinitely, their troubles have assumed new dimensions following the recent political turmoil in the country.
I was exposed to the reality of these people who have been living in a limbo; where the old are still hoping to repatriate and the young are looking forward to their lives in a new country. Most families are separated due this dichotomy. In most cases it is the submissive mothers who suffer, as they have to choose between their children and husbands.
I spent almost a week in Barpak village in Gorkha district, which was the epicenter of the earthquake. The villages of Mandre, Barpak, Laprak, Singhla and many others are almost impossible to access and not much help has reached them yet. Several sad stories about these villages have been floating around in the media -- images of people crying and distraught - but what I saw was a sense of resolution rather than dissolution.