Kumar works alone in his bakery, seven days a week, baking around 150 pastries and breads per day, most of which he sells wholesale to middlemen. These intermediaries peddle the pastries on the streets of Lakeside at an inflated price, “it’s too high I think” Kumar tells us. The location of the bakery and its external appearance leave a lot to be desired and, as such, bakers like Kumar are reliant upon middlemen to purchase and resell their products. It’s plain to see that the cramped working conditions are challenging, in fact on one evening visit to the bakery the power cuts out and candles have to be lit. Baking by candlelight may sound like a romantic notion, in reality it’s not conducive to productive work, but power cuts are frequent in Nepal, one of Asia’s poorest nations.