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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

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 northern Himalayan districts of Bajhang and Darchula in far western Nepal bordering Tibet still have rich oral traditions that tell fascinating tales about human life and death, happiness and sadness, love and...

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The Translation Series will be a special volume of La.Lit, a literary magazine that seeks to engage a broad community through literature and art. The overarching goal of the series is to promote regional literary...

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I had not met Shikhar in a month. I’d heard he went to Kathmandu. Not that I really cared where he was. But his face after what happened to Bhima Didi flashed in front of my eyes and threatened me every now and then...

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I live in a country rife with systemic inequality.

These days, my Facebook feed is flooded by a certain share, friends urging friends to sign a petition: Allow Nepali citizenship to be conferred by the mother...

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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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Post-revolution Nepal is in a state of flux.

What happened? Why? What is happening in this country? This year, three English language writers who reported regularly during the People's War have come up with...

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The Pumpkin Prince

In a village lived a couple. They had a son who died after a month of his birth. The disheartened couple buried...

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Pride Climbing Higher
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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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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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