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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

« Nepal has a rich multi-lingual literary history dating back to the Malla Dynasty in the 12th century...Literature was orally produced, written and enacted through dance-dramas and songs. »  —Suvani Singh, Literary Arts in Nepal

While Spinoza was writing Ethics, Prashant is trying to understand the laws of thermodynamics. The first law states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed in one particular system; the second law states...

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Vladimir Nabokov migrated from Russia to the United States and wrote his bestseller, Lolita. Arundhati Roy wrote The God of Small Things from the small town of Ayemenem. Fyodor Dostoevsky was translated from the...

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I was born in a remote village in the mountainous region of western Nepal. Until I grew up as a school boy in that remoteness and learnt that a bigger world existed beyond what I could see around, my entire...

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When we started our business in 2008, the idea of a bookshop akin to a literary salon was an appealing prospect. Literary events that were organized in the city were either invite only book launches or a lack luster...

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Life is normal
only a bus carrying
infants, youth, and old
had to be gathered in scraps
only the skull of a fifteen year old
had to be collected and identified
by his mother...

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Anamol finally makes it. After six months of relentless search for a suitable job, he gets the position of chief administrative officer at Banepa IT Park—a state owned software production organization. He is...

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For longer than I wanted, my father asked me to become someone else, not verbally, but by the time I told him, not verbally, that Icouldn’t be that person, he said he had known all along.

“Tell me what...

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I am writing from Varkala, a coastal town by the Arabian Sea, located in India's south-western state of Kerala. Last weekend I was in Kochi, Kerala's biggest city, where I had an opportunity to check out the second...

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She swirled the glass. The wine tossed and churned, the crimson waves at fight with each other until a drop bounced, hit the edge, teetering dangerously before plopping down on the white couch.

She just...

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It is the story of a long past. In a village, there lived an old couple. They had a single daughter. They did not have any son. As they wanted a son, they performed various religious rituals and duties, and went on...

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On a stage
musicians were engrossed
under the gaze of village and town folk
to set the chords
guitars, sitars, veenas and drums
myriads of sounds
in the making.

Audience...

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The history of Nepali literature is roughly two hundred years old. With the unification of Nepal (1769), Nepali language developed as a lingua franca. At the time of unification, Nepal spread from Darjeeling in the...

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