The daily routine of Kiran Mahat, 14, starts neither with a bleep of an alarm clock nor with his mother offering him tea and breakfast in bed. Tragic but true, he wakes up on the footpath with the hoots of the vehicles passing by. He is one of those deserted children living in the streets of Kathmandu Valley. Walking over dumping sites and rummaging through trash bins is his first job of the day. Some unlucky days, he has no choice but eat the leftovers. Sometimes he has to eat the food items available in the garbage. He has been addicted to smoking and locally made drug (smelling gum filled inside a plastic).