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Logframe of life

In the beginning was an itch to move, to change you and your location. The Lonely Planet told you that the hardest decision is to decide whether to go or not. You are young and from the urban middle-class. You want to help but you are not sure who to help. You tell social media [...]

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Image: photo courtesy ekantipur

Father and son in balance

  • Khagendra Sangroula
  • Monday, October 20, 2014
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Lu Xun, the writer from the Chinese revolutionary era, was quite the fighter. He fought on behalf of a new ideology and the people’s culture with all his strength. And he demolished the claims of many of those on the path of tradition and superstition. When his opponents could not refute him on grounds of [...]

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Where do you live?

I lived, for a while, in a world without words. There was only music and movement. And masks. Frogs jumped. One of them had a mohawk. He swaggered across the stage, swept his arms around. It wasn’t quiet in there; guitars strummed. But when the musicians paused, the quality of silence, when one mask looked [...]

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राजनीतिको भगीरथ कर्म

  • उज्ज्वल प्रसार्इं
  • Monday, September 29, 2014
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पत्रकार प्रशान्त झाको किताब ब्याटल्स अफ द न्यु रिपब्लिकले संघर्षको पृष्ठभूमि उधिन्छ, भएका उपलब्धि कति हुन्, त्यसको नाप जोख गर्छ। र, तिनलाई संस्थागत गर्ने क्रममा भएका व्यवहारिक राजनीतिक रस्साकस्सिका विचित्र किस्सा सुनाउँछ ।

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Burden of proof

  • Rakesh Chaudhary
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Sexual violence against women has reached epidemic levels in the Tarai. According to Nepal Police records, the number of rape cases reported at police stations has increased in the last three years from 481 in 2011 to 677 in 2013. Higher awareness among women has helped in bringing more cases to light. But as Chandra [...]

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