Doha fashion Fridays: migrant workers show off their style – a photo essay

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Blue boilersuits symbolise their low-wage jobs, but an Instagram account celebrates the culture and individuality of Qatar’s workers in their leisure time

Every day Bisho Sahani would start his work shift at 5am, constructing roads for hours in Qatar’s ferocious summer heat. And every night when he returned to his labour camp, he would get out his phone and make TikTok videos for his 60,000 followers.

Most of his videos are songs and poems about love, romance and the trials of life, but among them are stories of the hardships he faced in Qatar. “I wanted to show that foreign land is the land of trouble … Nepal is always better for us,” says Sahani, who is now back in his home country.

Images from Bisho Sahani’s TikTok account, where he posts videos about his life in Qatar. Photos: Bisho Sahani

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Written by Pete Pattisson in Doha
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/nov/25/doha-fashion-fridays-migrant-workers-show-off-their-style-a-photo-essay under the title “Doha fashion Fridays: migrant workers show off their style – a photo essay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.