Writing Nepal 2017, 1st: the almost enlightenment of Prince Trailokya

Dipesh Risal | October 27, 2017

Prince Trailokya stopped at a bend halfway up Shivapuri, exhausted. He’d left his horse outside Budhanilkantha temple almost two ghadis ago and had climbed continuously, determined to make it to the top.

Dipesh Risal wins Writing Nepal 2017

La.Lit | October 7, 2017

The third edition of La.Lit’s Writing Nepal short story contest, judged by US-based Nepali writer Samrat Upadhyay, has been won by Dipesh Risal with his short story ‘The Almost Enlightenment of Prince Trailokya’.

A selfie in the wild

Amish Mulmi | October 4, 2017

For the family of eight walking in front of us, though, it’s a moment of raucous joy. First, a young child, about eight years old, attempts to kick out at the Tahr. The animal seems unfamiliar with this gesture, and quickens its pace.

Writing Nepal 2017: the Shortlist!

La.Lit | September 28, 2017

A few days ago, judge Samrat Upadhyay sent us the shortlist for the third edition of La.Lit’s short story competition, Writing Nepal. So here it is, in no particular order except the alphabetical, the 6 shortlisted entries!

Guest Editorial, Translation Issue

Manjushree Thapa | August 31, 2017

The literary canon of a nation as multilingual as Nepal ought not to consist overwhelmingly of Nepali-language literature, but it does. It ought to include a vast body of literature in national languages other than Nepali, but it doesn’t.

Two poems by Wayne Amtzis

Wayne Amtzis | August 27, 2017

Midnight pools catch the brilliant lanterns

carried by women in procession.

Deep into sleep

I follow them home.

Obit: Dina Bangdel (1965-2017)

kurchi dasgupta | August 4, 2017

With the untimely demise of Dr Dina Bangdel on July 25, 2017 the world lost an outstanding art historian specialising in traditional Himalayan and modern and contemporary South Asian art.

An extraordinary punctuation: a perspective on living in Trump’s America

Savanna Ferguson | June 16, 2017

Before the election, as sexist and racist and consumptive as I know Americans are, I believed we knew what was right even if we didn’t always do what was right.

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?