Divided Nepal (Gaijatra series), Ragini Upadhyay-Grela, acrylic on canvas, 76 X 92 cm, 2009
Image: Divided Nepal (Gaijatra series), Ragini Upadhyay-Grela, acrylic on canvas, 76 X 92 cm, 2009

The Contemporary Art Scene in Nepal

Cut-outs of poles and cables rearranged and glued together. A white square split in two – a brick wall drawn on one half and a tunnel-like hole on the other; in the middle, a poem inside a pomegranate, an ode to the neighbourhood fruit tree now buried under concrete.

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Eyes, right! The philosopher Roger Scruton, who does not like lefties.
Image: Eyes, right! The philosopher Roger Scruton, who does not like lefties.

No place like home

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog says. In a world of long-distance travel and consumption, the pursuit of consistently green living may seem downright quixotic.

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DNA
Image: DNA

JLF 2017 Diary: Skipping to Words

A black man in the US, Beatty is permanently uncomfortable. Typecast as a writer of satire, he thinks instead that he is just writing from that point of discomfort – about frustration, about being lost.

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Global Translation Rights Catalogue, 2017
Image: Global Translation Rights Catalogue, 2017

JLF 2017 Diary: Tales of Tongues

  • Yukta Bajracharya
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
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My tongue didn’t have a mind of its own. It had already become accustomed to life in exile, and it didn’t think much of returning home.

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Farewell, O Momo of Meat
Image: Farewell, O Momo of Meat

A tale of two momos

Was it conceivable that I was leaving behind a world of cold cuts, fiery chwoela, crunchy sekuwa, tangy drumsticks, juicy steaks and unbeatable dalbhatmasu?

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