Reviews

New approaches to old preoccupations

Pranaya SJB Rana | June 26, 2019

What this collection is not is just a paean to a lost homeland or the pain of exile. In stories both accomplished and inept, there is a nuanced look at what it means to be Tibetan, not just as a nationality, a political or religious identity, but as simply human.

Giving and Taking

Niranjan Kunwar | June 29, 2018

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

The fiction of climate change

Nepalikukur | June 15, 2017

We can blame climate change for the scattering of our seasons, and the cultures they enable. This is no less than a remoulding of our imaginations. But how do we face up to our rebellion against Mother Nature, and her wrathful, deadly response?

After the show: reflections on self and society

La.Lit | June 2, 2017

Through her personal history, she exposes how our national, collective history discards women’s experiences by always focusing on paternal family history and lineage.

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?

Dalit counterpublic

Pranab Man Singh | October 9, 2016

The photographic exhibition Dalit: A Quest for Dignity, on at Patan Museum till November 26, brings much of our country’s exploitative history into focus.

Learning to live

Rabi Thapa | June 19, 2016

Mountains melt, forests are felled, rivers flow and ebb, and where are we? It is tempting to imagine that climate change is too big for small places like Kurule to adapt to. But people still live here.

Everything is everything else

Pranaya SJB Rana | June 8, 2016

In All of Us In Our Own Lives, Thapa hammers in the adage that the personal is political, especially in a country like Nepal where there is no circle around the individual.

Other words, other worlds

Itisha Giri | April 17, 2016

In Other Words is an account of Jhumpa Lahiri losing and finding herself