Nasala Chitrakar and Malashree Suvedi
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Writing haikus in Jhapa

  • Nasala Chitrakar
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015
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On 20 February this year, the eighth-grade students of East Horizon English Higher Secondary School in Jhapa found their language teacher, Rekha Ma’am, seated amongst them. That day, our team of four weary Word Warriors was taking on her role. After 16 long hours on a night bus from Kathmandu, we decided to throw our [...]

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Aditya Aryal aka Sadhu-X, by Kashish Das Shrestha
Image: Aditya Aryal aka Sadhu-X, by Kashish Das Shrestha

Doing it right

  • Kashish Das Shrestha
  • Monday, February 9, 2015

Dear young artists (students of Fine Arts, recent graduates, emerging talents) of Nepal, I found out earlier today that on Saturday, The Kathmandu Post published an odd article about Aditya Aryal aka Sadhu-X, one of our most promising artists. It was very disappointing for many reasons, which I will address below. But first I want to urge [...]

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Day 1

  • Niranjan Kunwar
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Despite headlines that tell us people read less these days due to social media and television, more and more people are reading, claimed William Dalrymple during his keynote speech to the Jaipur Literature Festival on Wednesday, 21 January 2015. Dalrymple is a prolific writer and a Festival Director of the five day mega-event, which has [...]

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Kashish Das Shrestha
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Occupy (yourself)

  • nepalikukur
  • Thursday, January 8, 2015

To occupy, among other things, is to fill or take up (a space or time), be situated in (a position in a system or hierarchy), hold (a position or job), take control of (a country). Occupation, thus, ranges from mere passivity to outright aggression. But the Oxford Dictionary of English also defines occupation as the [...]

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