Sushma Joshi

Reconstructing Heritage

Reconstructing Heritage

Reconstruction of heritage has risen to the top of priorities in the world of development post- earthquake. Even as the aftershocks continued to hit after the 2015 earthquake,...

The Night of Shiva

The Night of Shiva

Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, in my mind, is always associated with the Pashupatinath Temple. The temple was set away from human settlement for a reason—in the...

New Nepal, New Voices

New Nepal, New Voices

You may have wondered, as I did, why there are so few anthologies of fiction fromNepali writers writing in English. After all, by now we have a substantial pool of...

Breaking Trail

Breaking Trail

The room in the Summit Hotel where Arlene Blum waited to talk was full of expatriates, not unusual for a Cultural Studies Group talk—but on the side, sitting...

The Translator of Joy

The Translator of Joy

Adoption brings joy. “Some people get families, others get love,” says Mukta Shrestha. “I’ve alwayswished the best for each family.” Mukta, who started to translate for Spanish families 15...