Non Fiction

No place like home

Nepalikukur | January 25, 2017

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog says. In a world of long-distance travel and consumption, the pursuit of consistently green living may seem downright quixotic.

JLF 2017 Diary: skipping to words

La.lit | January 22, 2017

A black man in the US, Beatty is permanently uncomfortable. Typecast as a writer of satire, he thinks instead that he is just writing from that point of discomfort

JLF 2017 Diary: tales of tongues

Yukta Bajracharya | January 19, 2017

My tongue didn’t have a mind of its own. It had already become accustomed to life in exile, and it didn’t think much of returning home.

A tale of two momos

Nepalikukur | January 1, 2017

Was it conceivable that I was leaving behind a world of cold cuts, fiery chwoela, crunchy sekuwa, tangy drumsticks, juicy steaks and unbeatable dalbhatmasu?

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.

While hanging and floating

Charlie Chaulagain | March 10, 2016

Thousands of men, multicolored pain.

The tale of how R. crossed the Himalayas

Carlo Pizzati | October 28, 2015

Somehow we managed to escape them and we headed for the highest mountains we could see. No more police behind us, but it was clear why. There was no food, we were entering uninhabitable mountain reaches. We had to sleep in the snow.

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.

Travelers in the night

Aashis Raj Joshi | September 26, 2015

Within these tumultuous flames, I see many travelers, separated by immense distances and unimaginable timescales.