A Federal Life: Exhibition, Photo by: Shreezit Shresthata/ Artudio
Image: A Federal Life: Exhibition, Photo by: Shreezit Shresthata/ Artudio

Review: In need of federation

  • The Dionysian
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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It is growing increasingly irreverent and tiresome to hear Gautam Buddha and Mount Everest being used as reasons for Nepali pride. Both are geographical happenstances regarding which the Nepali nation made no conscious choice. When statements extolling Buddha and Mount Everest are made by a person as eminent as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Kathmandu [...]

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Photo courtesy Uma Facebook page
Image: Photo courtesy Uma Facebook page

Uma: Between Meditation and Melodrama

Then, along came Uma. It had a lot of expectations attached to it – the actors are among the best of their generations, and the director Tsering Ritar Sherpa is a pioneer among his peers, for the breadth of his vision and for his courage to make fiction-films like Mukundo and Karma.

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I.B. Rai photo - Kishor K. Sharma
Image: I.B. Rai photo - Kishor K. Sharma

Review: Not all fun and games

Āja Ramitā Cha, by Indra Bahadur Rai, Sajha Prakashan, 2011 (1964) There’s a moment in Indra Bahadur Rai’s Darjeeling saga Āja Ramitā Cha (1964) when a teacher remarks, “We say Nepal-Nepal, as for Nepal…” There’s truth in the charge that the Nepali diaspora, and its cultural influence, has been neglected by those ensconced in the [...]

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A Nepali dimension

Gorkhas Imagined: Indra Bahadur Rai in translation translated by Anmole Prasad, Dorjee Tshering Lepcha & Michael Hutt Mukti Prakashan,
2010 Indra Bahadur Rai, the Darjeeling-based Nepali-language writer, has

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