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Three R’s of narrative nonfiction

La.lit | February 10, 2013

Lately, we've been hearing a lot about narrative non-fiction, longform journalism, or literary non-fiction, call it what you will. But what is it, apart from being "not fiction"? In essence, you might say it's the...

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Exploring the sexes

La.lit | February 7, 2013

Ignorance and insecurity remain drivers of the vulnerabilities faced by sexual minorities. But the attitudes and stances that define a society's views towards these marginal characters is not much different from the gaze it directs...

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Submission guidelines

La.lit | January 29, 2013

La.Lit welcomes submissions from all over the universe and in whatever tongue you communicate in. The basic criterion is that your material, as per the collective judgment of our editorial team, has quality or relevance...

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Jaipur Literature Festival: Day 2

La.lit | January 26, 2013

The second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival saw a rewarding focus on literature. The first session we attended saw Uday Prakash and Jason Grunebaum read in Hindi and English respectively from sections of the...

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Jaipur Literature Festival: Day 1

La.lit | January 24, 2013

What is a literature festival for? The writers or for the literature? The first day of the festival was a mixed bag. It saw the Dalai Lama, in conversation with Pico Iyer, talk about the importance of honesty. The assumption behind his Holiness’s statement was that most unenlightened beings are not honest with themselves

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Au Lecteur

Rabi Thapa | January 21, 2013

La.Lit. A literary magazine exists to celebrate the beauty of writing, and it won

सुन्दरी देवी : आफ्नै धरातलमा

La.lit | January 18, 2013

आफ्नो सानो, खिस्रीक्क परेको खेतमा उभिएकी सुन्दरी देवी । बर्दियाको एउटा राजमार्गको छेउमा सरकारले दिएको जमिन । भर्खरै जोतेर फर्काइएको खेतको माटो । मनसुन आधा बितिसक्यो तर आकाशमा चर्न छोडिएका जर्कटा भेंडाजस्ता

Circumstances

Amod Bhattarai | January 18, 2013

Thank God for the rains! If not for it, I couldn

साने घर्तीको कविता

नयन पोखरेल सिन्धुलीय | January 18, 2013

घर्तीको छोरो भए पनि त्यो फटाहा सानेको निशानाचाहिं मान्नै पर्ने हो हामी सानै छंदा थोत्रा साइकलका टायरबाट गुलेली बनाएर नांगेडांडामा मकै रुग्न जाँदा त्यो बुढो कदमको रुखबाट एक एक सुगा खसाल्थ्यो