Interviews

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.

Langtang’s lost: an oral history of the village that vanished

Rabi Thapa | April 24, 2016

Cruelly, it was Langtang’s very vitality that spelled doom for extended families up and down the valley.

“It’s like a time bomb: when will it explode?”

Carlo Pizzati | March 30, 2015

I meet Pasang in the restaurant of a central neighbourhood in Kathmandu. Waiters running up and down with iced water pitchers and coffee pots don

Nepali writing in English: an interview with Pramod Mishra, 2004

Pramod Mishra | December 8, 2013

Can you talk about the situation of English in Nepal? Let me relate an incident from my childhood in order to answer this complex question. I was in Class Four in the sixties in a village primary school in Morang when the SLC-Fail headmaster (at least that’s what we were told about his admirable qualification […]

“We need a new discourse”

La.lit | November 30, 2013

Kantipur Kurakani “NC-UML must engage in a new discourse” November 23 With the announcement of elections for Nepal’s second Constituent Assembly (mandated to write a constitution), election constituency Kathmandu-4 was in the spotlight – charismatic youth leader Gagan Thapa (Nepali Congress) going head-to-head with Nanda Kishore Pun (“Pasang”), the erstwhile commander of the People’s Liberation […]

Coaxing the muses: an interview with Sujan Chitrakar

La.Lit | January 18, 2013

It was a pleasant September evening. The sun was setting and the lights around Thamel were starting to flicker. We came upon Sujan Chitrakar in front of a small thangka store, and interrupted his perusal of an intricately designed Mandala. One thing led to another, hours were adjusted and soon enough we were sipping some