After browsing through 100-plus entries on the slow train from Saigon to Hanoi, Writing Nepal judge Samrat Upadhyay has whittled us a sharp shortlist. Here are the lucky seven – Congratulations!
“Widespread narratives of migration always involves dukha,” explained Sharma. But migration is also associated with freedom. “How do we understand this conflict?”
I have created -
a country for you where your fractured self
lives by multiple names
Image: Roshna Subedi
The sudden consensus of the ruling parties to formulate a national constitution post-earthquake indicates nothing more than a very manipulative kind of political will.
Bimire looked like it had been bombed inside-out, with its inhabitants’ lives and belongings on display – carefully painted pink walls exposed, posters of Bollywood movie stars ripped, beautifully carved windows and doors half broken.