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October 2014 issue
by Samyukta Lakshmi
A Small House in Bangalore explores the lives of an immigrant family that moved from Nepal to Bangalore, India in search of a better life. They moved in search of better jobs. Prem Bahadur works as a driver and Somaiya works two jobs. They hope to educate their three children Gauri, Suresh and Suraj in the hope that they would be able to provide them a better life.
Gauri makes a mask out of paper.
Somaiya picks her children up from school.
Suresh on his way to school.
Gauri and Suraj share lunch while Suresh munches on a bag of wafers.
Somaiya puts on her earings.
Suraj and Suresh watch television while their father sleeps. Their father works as a taxi driver and normally works long hours.
Suresh and Gauri help out with the household chores.
Suraj plays with twigs at his home.
Gauri at school.
Somaiya ties Gauris hair into a bun.
Gauri and Suresh get ready to go to school.
Prem Bahadur puts his children to bed.
Prem Bahadur, Somaiya and their children asleep after a long day.
Suraj drinks water.
Somaiya bathes Suraj on a sunday afternoon.
Somaiya and her youngest son Suraj have a conversation.