Syangja Days – I

Nepalikukur | March 31, 2018

Of a sudden I find myself transported to a cottage of my own, an hour from Pokhara, a dusty, longish bus from Kathmandu.

“The Birds Will Eat My Bones”: Perhaps a Eulogy for an Impossible Saint

Benjamin Linder | March 17, 2018

John was drunk the first time I met him – 68 years old, thin but tough, short but imposing.

Writing Nepal 2017, joint 3rd: To Drown

Byanjana Thapa | March 17, 2018

It would begin as an emptiness that churned and expanded in Hajurama’s stomach, gutting her, carving her from within.

Writing Nepal 2017, joint 3rd: Brown bird

Shristy Uprety | March 16, 2018

She was Noor Jahan, she was Lakshmi Bai, she was Cleopatra, she was a Queen, a Warrior, a God.

Writing Nepal 2017, 2nd: Heart of Gold

Sujana Upadhyay | March 16, 2018

She had never really loved her husband. What she had felt for him was a kind of respectful devotion, the kind her mother had held for her father.

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Me Too

Itisha Giri | March 16, 2018

Me, too, can be king.

Writing Nepal 2017, 1st: the almost enlightenment of Prince Trailokya

Dipesh Risal | October 27, 2017

Prince Trailokya stopped at a bend halfway up Shivapuri, exhausted. He’d left his horse outside Budhanilkantha temple almost two ghadis ago and had climbed continuously, determined to make it to the top.

Dipesh Risal wins Writing Nepal 2017

La.Lit | October 7, 2017

The third edition of La.Lit’s Writing Nepal short story contest, judged by US-based Nepali writer Samrat Upadhyay, has been won by Dipesh Risal with his short story ‘The Almost Enlightenment of Prince Trailokya’.

A selfie in the wild

Amish Mulmi | October 4, 2017

For the family of eight walking in front of us, though, it’s a moment of raucous joy. First, a young child, about eight years old, attempts to kick out at the Tahr. The animal seems unfamiliar with this gesture, and quickens its pace.