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A review of Lokendra Chand’s poetry collection: ‘Spring: An Adept Director’ by Subash Singh Parajuli

Today, I have a book review by Subash Singh Parajuli on Lokendra Chand's poetry collection 'Spring: An Adept Director'. About the author of ‘Spring: An Adept Director’   Lokendra Bahadur Chand is the former Prime Minister of Nepal. He assumed four times the Prime Ministership of different ages for years before the declaration of the … Continue reading A review of Lokendra Chand’s poetry collection: ‘Spring: An Adept Director’ by Subash Singh Parajuli

‘We have to go for e-books if we want to exploit the international market’: An interview with publisher Ajit Baral of FinePrint publishing in Nepal

Today, I am talking to Ajit Baral, who is a co-founder of FinePrint, a publishing house in Nepal. An alumnus of the International Writing Program-2011 at the University of Iowa and the International Writer's Workshop, Hong Kong Baptist University, Ajit Baral is the author of The Lazy Conman and Other Stories, Interviews Across Time and … Continue reading ‘We have to go for e-books if we want to exploit the international market’: An interview with publisher Ajit Baral of FinePrint publishing in Nepal

‘Translation is not just a charm but a serious need for the upliftment of Nepali literature’: An interview with translator Jayant Sharma

Thanks for joining me! Today I’ll be speaking to Jayant Sharma, a literary translator who works in the Nepali-English language pair. Jayant has almost two dozen literary volumes translated to his credit, out of which some renowned ones are ‘Guerrilla Girl’, ‘Children's Stories of Nepal’, ‘In the Battle of Kirtipur’, ‘Gurkha War Poems’, ‘Odes from the … Continue reading ‘Translation is not just a charm but a serious need for the upliftment of Nepali literature’: An interview with translator Jayant Sharma

The Hottest Love and the Wettest Bloodbath in Nepali History

Today, I have a book review on Sheeba Shah's novel 'The Other Queen' by Peter J. Karthak. A Pandora’s Box in a Royal Thriller -  Peter J. Karthak Under review is Sheeba Shah’s fourth novel, The Other Queen. As in her previous novel, Loyals of the Crown, the self-avowed novelist writes about the high and … Continue reading The Hottest Love and the Wettest Bloodbath in Nepali History

‘Nepali literature needs more attention and visibility in the world’: An interview with author/translator Mahesh Paudyal

Today’s interview is with Mahesh Paudyal who writes in Nepali and English languages and has published novels, stories and plays for children, and stories, poems, criticism, and novels for adults. A celebrated critic and translator, his translations include Dancing Soul of Mount Everest, a collection of modern Nepali poems from Nepali into English, Silver Cascades … Continue reading ‘Nepali literature needs more attention and visibility in the world’: An interview with author/translator Mahesh Paudyal

A Literary Rose Blossoming in the UK: Prava Baral reviews Dr. Sangita Swechcha’s ‘The Rose: An Unusual Love Story’, a collection of short stories

Today, I take an opportunity to present you Prava Baral's review on my short story collection, 'Gulafsangako Prem'. The English title is 'The Rose: An Unusual Love Story.' Before that, I present you a few comments by well-known writers on the book spoken during the launch program in Nepal: ------------- Legendary writer Tulasi Diwasa: "This … Continue reading A Literary Rose Blossoming in the UK: Prava Baral reviews Dr. Sangita Swechcha’s ‘The Rose: An Unusual Love Story’, a collection of short stories

Color Nepal’s ‘Soil on Pyre’: Michele Baron reviews a poetry collection written by Subash S. Parajuli

Today, I bring you a review written by Michele Baron on Subash Singh Parajuli's poetry collection entitled 'Soil on Pyre', published by Color Nepal.Soil on Pyre- Michele Baron Soil on Pyre, a first-anthology of poetry by Subash S. Parajuli, ranges between short, compelling glimpses into the starkly personal, to musings upon life’s contemporary challenges. Always … Continue reading Color Nepal’s ‘Soil on Pyre’: Michele Baron reviews a poetry collection written by Subash S. Parajuli

Book Hill’s ‘Monomyths and meany-myths of Kathmandu’: A review on Peter J. Karthak’s novel ‘Kathmandruids’ by Bibek Adhikari

Today, I am here with a book review by Bibek Adhikari on Peter J. Karthak's novel Kathmandruids.Monomyths and meany-myths of Kathmandu- Bibek Adhikari Peter J. Karthak’s experimental Kathmandruids challenges the conventional method of telling a story that is prevalent in the Nepali fictional milieu. A short story of eleven thousand words—even though short stories are … Continue reading Book Hill’s ‘Monomyths and meany-myths of Kathmandu’: A review on Peter J. Karthak’s novel ‘Kathmandruids’ by Bibek Adhikari

‘How I wrote The Ambassador of the Himalaya: A Collection of True Stories’ by Anil Adhikari

Today, I am introducing you Anil Adhikari, a writer from Nepal who is passionate about communicating conservation through his stories based on facts and experience. Writing was always Anil’s dream that later became his profession and he is here to share his experience of writing the book ‘The Ambassador of the Himalaya: A collection of … Continue reading ‘How I wrote The Ambassador of the Himalaya: A Collection of True Stories’ by Anil Adhikari

Three poets, three poems from Nepal: Dr. Rupak Shrestha, Bhisma Upreti and Dr. Tanka Upreti

Today, I present three poems by three poets from Nepal. 'To Orchid' by Dr. Rupak Shrestha Rupak Shrestha, a renowned figure in the Nepalese Diaspora in the United Kingdom is originally from Pokhara, Nepal. He lives in London. His solo recitations have been popular. He is sound in various forms of poetry such as Free … Continue reading Three poets, three poems from Nepal: Dr. Rupak Shrestha, Bhisma Upreti and Dr. Tanka Upreti