Art

To Ebba, soul and body

Byanjana Thapa | August 7, 2019

So what do we love, in the end? An amalgam of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and phosphorus? Or a projection, a shadow, a signal that blinks off when its physical progenitor ceases to draw breath?

Four distances

Prawin Adhikari | February 2, 2019

On the first day of 2019 I happened to be rifling through a bookshelf in a hotel in Benaulim, Goa, a bookshelf of the sort common in places where people come to forget.

The Eternal

Thomas Bell | December 28, 2018

“Have you seen a nāgā?” I was talking to an eminent scholar, from a famous American university, about Kathmandu’s religion. He clearly felt that I’d misunderstood what these spirits might be. “They are not snakes,” he said. “They are a bit like a fish or an eel, with long fins along each side. They are […]

Revisiting Kathmandu

Nepalikukur | December 9, 2018

I’ve been back barely a fortnight and my system is rejecting the very air I breathe. My throat feels raw, my eyes water and itch, and I’ve been sneezing like the Dickens.

Editorial, Food Issue

Rabi Thapa | December 1, 2018

Let’s spit out the cliché: you are what you eat. What, then, are we? A garden of flowers nodding in the wind? A nation of voracious mlechhas?

Three poems by Kathryn Hummel

Kathryn Hummel | November 19, 2018

The last sip of chai means morning is done. You have plans to abandon.

Giving and Taking

Niranjan Kunwar | June 29, 2018

Perhaps our salvation and power lie in standing together and sharing our stories, loudly and clearly.

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.

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’.