Although these picnics were one of the few ways in which groups of the more privileged people from Kathmandu could socialize beyond festivals, it was very rare that women went on picnics on their own or with their friends. In fact, Shrestha remembers fondly some picnics that he went on with his friend Kedar. But, he notes, it was not customary for the women around him to go on picnics.

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