This is not an endorsement

La.lit | May 12, 2017

This is an exercise in deciding whom to cast my vote for in the first local elections since the turn of the millennium. We have one last weekend to mull over whom we would like to represent our interests, after 15 years of mulling over what our interests are.

Taking care of art: Philippe Van Cauteren and the Kathmandu Triennale

La.Lit | March 20, 2017

The Triennale is like a pumping system to show the potential of the arts in other industries in the city.

The contemporary art scene in Nepal

Niranjan Kunwar | March 1, 2017

The contemporary art scene in Nepal might be vibrant but it’s not unambiguous. Who are the true contemporary Nepali artists of this decade? And what exactly do we mean by the term?

Editorial, Green Issue

Rabi Thapa | February 10, 2017

Many a Nepali has gleefully derided a foreign hill, smug in the possession of the highest mountains in the world. I confess I am one such geo-populist.

Last song

Niranjan Kunwar | July 14, 2016

Those skulls and bones, not so long ago, were covered in flesh.

A day at the protests

Nepalikukur | May 19, 2016

Soon afterwards, though, a party activist came up and shook my hand.

On privilege: Notes from the Nepal Literature Festival

Itisha Giri | February 18, 2016

I am Juthey, a lowly, poor man of this world


Thank you for the reality check

Suman Giri | December 16, 2015

You were everything I imagined – chaotic, dirty, and severely mismanaged. But then, I wasn’t looking for anything serious either.

My dissent

Prawin Adhikari | October 3, 2015

I understand why some of my fellow citizens want to celebrate this document. But when I weigh that against why some other fellow citizens of mine find no reason for cheer, I find betrayal in the celebrations.