Many a Nepali has gleefully derided a foreign hill, smug in the possession of the highest mountains in the world. I confess I am one such geo-populist. It took me too long to acknowledge the beauty of less dramatic landscapes elsewhere, and even when I did, every trek in the Himalayas only confirmed to me [...]
Image: Eyes, right! The philosopher Roger Scruton, who does not like lefties.
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.
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.
Image: Global Translation Rights Catalogue, 2017
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.
Image: Kamal Mani Dixit
Kamal Dixit passed away on December 29, 2016 at his residence in Patan Dhoka. He was 87 years old. This is a translation by Niranjan Kunwar of an article from Uttam Kunwar’s anthology of interviews, Srasta ra Sahitya (Authors and Literature).