Writing for young minds

“It is important for children to see themselves or someone who looks like them in books they read”

Vishad Onta

Taking Nepali literature to the world

A character in Buddhisagar’s bestselling 2010 novel कर्नाली ब्लुज (Karnali Blues) has the habit of adding “हजुरको” (‘hajurko’) at the end of his...

Ashish Dhakal

The lost Nepali translation of Harry Potter

With 1,084,170 words, 198 chapters, seven books, one play and a billion-dollar franchise, the Harry Potter series revived the reading habit of millennials everywhere....

Ashish Dhakal

About women by women

It is a privilege to be able to read, understand and appreciate the depth of women’s writing and the expanse of their...

Bimala Tumkhewa: Putting kinema on the map of Nepal

Born in 1978 in Tehrathum, Bimala Tumkhewa is not an unfamiliar name in Nepal’s literary scene. Popular for her hard-hitting journalistic articles...

Muna Gurung

Read and let read

The erosion of a reading culture in Nepal does not bode well for democracy

Anil Chitrakar

Writing about Nepal from afar

When asked how he balances writing about Kathmandu while living abroad, Samrat Upadhyay asks: “What do we mean by authenticity? According to...

Writing about writing

Learning the craft in the fertile spiritual atmosphere of the Himalayan Writers Workshop

Lisa Choegyal

The genius of Shakuntalā in Nepali

Kalidasa’s Sanskrit masterpiece Abhijnanasakuntalam based on the story of Shakuntala in the Mahabharata was written nearly 1,500 years ago. It was first...

Nepali calligrapher at large

Boston-based Nepali artist Sneha Shrestha once laid out an installation on the floor so that people could walk all over it. She...

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