Non Fiction

The keeper of conscience

Smriti Mallapaty | December 24, 2013

Hutta Ram Baidya, Nepal’s first agricultural engineer and indefatigable campaigner for the restoration of the Bagmati River’s environmental and cultural health, passed away this morning due to complications arising from a chronic lung condition at Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu. He was 94 years old. The following article by award-winning environmental journalist Smriti Mallapaty was published […]

Election Day, April 8, 2008

Prawin Adhikari | November 11, 2013

Some said there was no way there’d be elections. Some said elections would happen, without too many incidents, although there’d be some. Things were uncertain. Some said the army would take over. The Maoists said the army was stockpiling weapons. Some Royalists said the army would take over. Everybody was waiting and watching. Everybody was […]

The house that Uttam Kunwar built

Niranjan Kunwar | August 18, 2013

Bhupeen and Chaubis Reel “The essay and poetry are deeply related,” said Bhupeen, “the way I am related to my brother. The blood that flows inside an essay is the same blood that flows inside poetry.” This year, Bhupeen’s essay collection Chaubis Reel was unanimously nominated for the 2012 Uttam Shanti Puraskar, and his acceptance speech at […]

Jhapa’s literary rising

The Contextator | March 13, 2013

Kala Sahitya Utsav – 2069, the first major literary gathering outside Kathmandu, came to a close on Monday, 12th March, 2013, in Kakarbhitta, after what has been three days of engaging discussions on numerous literary, cultural and sociopolitical issues.

What is a classic? A hundred years of Nepali literature (1900-2000)

Sharada Sharma | January 18, 2013

A literary work that possesses the quality of being eternally significant by building upon historically relevant work in a creatively stylistic manner can be