Line of Thought: Conversations on Nepali Art

Shefali Upreti | January 15, 2020

‘Line of Thought: Dialogues on Pedagogy and Personal Practices’, running at the Nepal Art Council in Babarmahal until Saturday, 18th January, 2020, intends to start conversations, some beyond pedagogy and practice.

The Metamorphosis

Sabhyata Timsina | January 12, 2020

Metal does not come in circles or spheres; they have to be shaped carefully with a hammer or on a steady shaping tool for bigger pieces. The chair’s design was simple, and I began to describe the cuts, bends, the grinding and the welding that had gone into the chair. A friend was amused that a rusty old chair in the middle of nowhere had meant something to me.

I Really Gotta Have Those Fries, Man! 

Prawin Adhikari | January 1, 2020

In January 2005, my heart was torn between two women. By June, it was in tatters.

Jebin Gautam wins Writing Nepal 2019

La.lit | December 23, 2019

Jebin Gautam’s ‘The Last Morning Rendezvous’, a story of a woman navigating a specious relationship, won first place in the fourth edition of Writing Nepal: A Short Story Contest.

Sankuntala looking back to glimpse Dushyanta

Sakuntalā and/in Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Namrata Chaturvedi | December 10, 2019

Devkota’s Shākuntal is far from being a simple translation or even an adaptation. It is, to use the words of P. Lal, a ‘transcreation’. Reading Devkota’s Shākuntal gives the sense of a sustained dialogue between two Māhakāvis of two distinct, but related, cultural and poetic traditions.

Writing Nepal 2019: The Shortlist!

La.Lit | November 17, 2019

After a fall of reading and re-reading your submissions to the fourth edition of La.Lit’s Writing Nepal: A Short Story Contest, Judge Samrat Upadhayay has revealed his picks!

Tenderness: An Improbable Profession.

Shefali Upreti | October 6, 2019

Tenderness takes work and acceptance, Yukta says. And tenderness in the workplace depends largely on the way you see work.

La.Lit Fellowships in Nonfiction: New Ethnographic Writing 2019

La.lit | September 27, 2019

La.Lit, in partnership with the Open Institute, is pleased to announce the second edition of the La.Lit Fellowships in Nonfiction: New Ethnographic Writing. The NEW 2019 Fellowships aim to produce high-quality, research-driven writing.

कसिङ्गर

Rita Shree Baramu | September 1, 2019

आमै प्राय भनी राख्थिन्, “आइतीको जस्तो जिन्दगी त शत्रुले पनि बाँच्नु नपरोस् ।” आइती अर्थात् मेरी क्षामा, क्षामा अर्थात् आमाकी बहिनी । संसारमा मैले राम्ररी नियालेका र चिनेका मान्छे मध्ये पहिलो आमा अनि उनै क्षामा...