• The Gangs of Swayambhu

    The Gangs of Swayambhu

    Bali’s lieutenants are on sentinel duty. They pace up and down to look for an opportune moment to strike Sughriv’s gang. While, members of the Sughriv gang are savoring food they are getting from the visitors, Bali’s comrades have little to eat.  It is only a matter of time before the hostility gives way to a full-fledged confrontation.

  • The Songs of the Past

    The Songs of the Past

    Bhajan to Gods and kings aren’t just mere adulations, singing and listening to it is also a way of coming to peace with yourself. In the early 19th century, King Rana Bahadura ?hah ordered his soldiers to banish all children of Kathmandu suffering from smallpox epidemic. The mighty king was powerless against the plague. A father before a king,

  • Dreams Manifest

    Dreams Manifest

    How two dreams dreamt a world apart is helping reinvigorate Nepali folk music. The Music House in Kirtipur isn’t exactly an easy building to spot. Located in the outskirts of the now bustling Kirtipur, the unsuspecting house is wedged between open farmlands and a sunny, idling village that looks like it sprung out of an old archived

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  • The Gangs of Swayambhu

    The Gangs of Swayambhu

    Abhaya Joshi

    Bali’s lieutenants are on sentinel duty. They pace up and down to look for an opportune moment to strike Sughriv’s gang. While, members of the Sughriv gang are savoring food they are getting from the visitors, Bali’s comrades have little to eat.  It is only a matter of time before

    Mar.27.2015
  • The Songs of the Past

    The Songs of the Past

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Bhajan to Gods and kings aren’t just mere adulations, singing and listening to it is also a way of coming to peace with yourself. In the early 19th century, King Rana Bahadura ?hah ordered his soldiers to banish all children of Kathmandu suffering from smallpox epidemic. The mighty king

    Mar.26.2015
  • Dreams Manifest

    Dreams Manifest

    Sanjit Pradhananga

    How two dreams dreamt a world apart is helping reinvigorate Nepali folk music. The Music House in Kirtipur isn’t exactly an easy building to spot. Located in the outskirts of the now bustling Kirtipur, the unsuspecting house is wedged between open farmlands and a sunny, idling village

    Mar.23.2015
  • All Roads lead to... Maratika

    All Roads lead to... Maratika

    Susan M. Griffith-Jones

    The road to Maratika goes well beyond the surface to an ultimate goal of immortality. Change is inevitable! We have to flow with it, and even though at the time the experience may not have been perfect, we tend to fill our memories with its golden parts. 

    Mar.19.2015
  • High & Dry

    High & Dry

    Abishek Mishra

    With Shivaratri and Holi around the bend, we take a look at an integral part of the festivities, that no one wants you to know about. The winds are getting nippier, the winter dusk is getting longer; spring is almost here and that means the onset of

    Mar.18.2015
  • A Sweet Story: Legacy of the Rajkarnikars.

    A Sweet Story: Legacy of the Rajkarnikars.

    Anandeeta Gurung

    Amidst the melee of shops vying for a shopper’s attention at Maru, sweet shops feature prominently. Competing with popular mo:mo joints, new fast food hubs and street vendors selling juicy sausages and fries; these traditional sweet shops are some of the oldest eateries in Kathmandu.  “I need

    Mar.17.2015
  • All about Expression

    All about Expression

    Neema Ghimire

    Colors are metaphors and images symbolic. Expressing through colors and images is a challenge, yet Sheelasha Rajbhandari is out to take this art form to new heights. Her art is not just limited to colors and images, but also encapsulates a wide variety of genres.  In your

    Mar.16.2015
  • 'Pieces of a Continuum'

    'Pieces of a Continuum'

    Reviewed by Prasiit Sthapit

    Leafing open Kevin Bubriski’s newly released Nepal 1975-2011, I’d decided to skip the essay and prologue and go straight for the first photograph. Good morning. A winter scene taken early in the day that featured a man carrying his kharpan on the right and a woman drawing water at a

    Mar.15.2015
    • Through the Looking Glass

      Some writers are like trekkers, moving boldly along like a straight arrow to their destination, as if nothing

    • Writing Your Novel in 100 Days

      John Coyne knows books. He’s written nonfiction, collections, instructionals and prize-winning novels about sports, historical fiction, mystery, horror and romance.

    • Nest-building, Driving, and Writing

      A green leaf fell from the tree just outside our boundary wall. It sailed confetti-like, twirling, dipping and

    • Sindhuli Gaadi

      By March 2015, traffic along the Banepa-Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway is going to go up exponentially. The highway, which is being engineered

    • Bhasmasura

      The story of Bhasmasura teaches us that greed and lust can lead to self-destruction. Bhasmasura turned himself into ashes, in

    • Swastika

      Because the Swastikai  is used as elcetion stamps, it was seen on pamphlets and banners of various parties. One