This is not an endorsement

La.lit | May 12, 2017

This is an exercise in deciding whom to cast my vote for in the first local elections since the turn of the millennium. We have one last weekend to mull over whom we would like to represent our interests, after 15 years of mulling over what our interests are.

Two worlds meet in the centre of the universe

Dipesh Risal | April 19, 2017

Amritananda smiled. What a strange, quaint person this Rejident was, impeccable manners, soft-spoken and so out of place in the cesspool of Kathmandu politics.

Keeping the faith

Nepalikukur | March 26, 2017

Do I imagine myself visiting a gobargas project in the sticks to see if my environmental sins are being alchemized into virtue?

Taking care of art: Philippe Van Cauteren and the Kathmandu Triennale

La.Lit | March 20, 2017

The Triennale is like a pumping system to show the potential of the arts in other industries in the city.

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?

Editorial, Green Issue

Rabi Thapa | February 10, 2017

Many a Nepali has gleefully derided a foreign hill, smug in the possession of the highest mountains in the world. I confess I am one such geo-populist.

No place like home

Nepalikukur | January 25, 2017

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog says. In a world of long-distance travel and consumption, the pursuit of consistently green living may seem downright quixotic.

JLF 2017 Diary: skipping to words

La.lit | January 22, 2017

A black man in the US, Beatty is permanently uncomfortable. Typecast as a writer of satire, he thinks instead that he is just writing from that point of discomfort

JLF 2017 Diary: tales of tongues

Yukta Bajracharya | January 19, 2017

My tongue didn’t have a mind of its own. It had already become accustomed to life in exile, and it didn’t think much of returning home.