When there were not enough bridges, they were the ones to help us cross the river and move ahead. But they were always left behind at the shore, no matter how many people they helped. Ironic it is that developments like bridge and road constructions are putting professions of boatmen and porters in to jeopardy. I have even heard of some feeble protests against such constructions by their community. Of course, new job opportunities have been created and they need help for the transition.
This photograph was taken at Phewa Lake (Pokhara) which unfortunately does not portray the exact story from the rural part of Nepal.