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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

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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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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Nepal has a rich multi-lingual literary history dating back to the Malla Dynasty in the 12th century. The Malla kings supported literature in Nepal Bhasa (the language of the Newar community) and the Maithili...

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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 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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Do not write ghazals (lyric poems). Readers suffocate beneath the weight of ghazals that, much like guinea pigs, lack diversity and end up looking all the same. No more friend, enough already! However, write one in case...
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Lying flat face up
with hands and legs tied parallel
with banks corresponding
and like a terrorized creature
unable to gather the body together
for a hope of living
Iowa River continues...

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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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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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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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