Kathmandu Market - Joy is universal

No matter what social class people of Nepal are born into, they all seem to accept life on its own terms, as is, without resentment. This woman's entire life savings could be tucked close to her body within the folds of her sarong.

The deep honesty of the Nepali people mixed with a placid certainty about their reason for being in this world is part of what makes their smiles so radiant.

  Photo by Catherine Ley