Local Projects

The Silk Route Residency will be a 2-week rotating residency open to writers from any country legendary traveler Ibn Battuta passed through and noted in his memoir. This first residency will take place in February...

Contributor: Shandana Minhas
City: Karachi
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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...

Contributor: Rabi Thapa
City: Kathmandu
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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...

Contributor: Amma Raj Joshi
City: Kathmandu
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Project: Djailoo Reading

“Djailoo” in traditional Kyrgyz culture is a fundamental concept, embodying the summer pasture and grazing, where every year during warm period Kyrgyz nomads move their families and yurt homes. “Djailoo” occurs not...

Contributor: Jamby Dzhusubalieva
City: Bishkek
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By Sitarah Mathias, a third-year student at St. John's Medical College

Chhatarpur. A sleepy, dusty little town in Madhya Pradesh connected only by road, where life moved in slow motion.  Yet, a...

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Despite a creative writing culture within Afghani universities, many young writers remain silenced—either lacking access to publishing opportunities or fearful to share their ideas. The purpose of this project is to...

Contributor: Farkhonda Rajabe
City: Mazar e Sharif
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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...

Contributor: Suvani Singh
City: Kathmandu
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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...

Contributor: Amma Raj Joshi
City: Kathmandu
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  In 1325 at the age of 22, Ibn Battuta, the great Moroccan traveler, left his home in Tangier for pilgrimage. He covered 117,000 km and travelled as far as China, even making his way to Sri Lanka in 1344. While in Sri...
Contributor: Ameena Hussein
City: Colombo
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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...

Contributor: Amma Raj Joshi
City: Kathmandu
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With technological and skills-oriented changes in the medical profession, graduating doctors today have little in the way of interpersonal skills or multidisciplinary perspectives regarding the human condition. With...

Contributor: Kavery Nambisan
City: Lonavla
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A Personal Reflective Narrative by Dr. Rodney Dcunha, an Intern at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore

Death disturbs me. It never fails to. And what disturbs me more are the...

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