Articles

A reader’s perspective: ‘A sneak peek into Nepali English writing’ by Uday Adhikari

Today, I have a blog by Uday Adhikari. Uday Adhikari is a voracious reader, analyst, literature lover and a person who is always eager to share his knowledge and wisdom to literature lovers and alike within his country (Nepal) and abroad. A sneak peek into Nepali English writing – Uday Adhikari Tracing back the history … Continue reading A reader’s perspective: ‘A sneak peek into Nepali English writing’ by Uday Adhikari

‘Our writing quality will be rightly tested only when it reaches the global market’: An interview with writer Nayan Raj Pandey

Today, I am talking to Nayan Raj Pandey, a popular Nepali novelist, short-story and screenplay writer who is famous for his figurative portrayal of contemporary Nepali society in his writing. Born in Kathmandu’s Pyukha Tole, Nayan Raj Pandey spent most of his childhood and youth years in the Terai, southern plain of Nepal. His literary works, … Continue reading ‘Our writing quality will be rightly tested only when it reaches the global market’: An interview with writer Nayan Raj Pandey

‘The Nepali Diaspora is seeing a rise in the number of good literary writers’: An interview with writer Krishna Bajgai

Today, I am talking to Krishna Bajgai, a Nepali writer living in the UK. Krishna Bajgai leads the Samakalin Sahitya Pratisthan that he founded in 2014. Under the banner of Samakalin Sahitya Pratisthan he publishes and edits http://www.samakalinsahitya.com. He has ten published books to his credit. This includes travelogues, short story collections, Haiku and poetry … Continue reading ‘The Nepali Diaspora is seeing a rise in the number of good literary writers’: An interview with writer Krishna Bajgai

Sashi Mahaju brings a popular ‘Nepal Bhasha’ song ‘Rajamati kumati jike wasa pirati’ translated by Sigfried Lienhard

Today, I am presenting 'Rajamati kumati jike wasa pirati', a very popular song in 'Nepal Bhasha', a language spoken by Newah community (one of the ethnic communities in Nepal) mainly in Kathmandu valley. A contributor to this post is Sashi Mahaju. Sashi Mahaju, a Newah activist writes articles on Newah issues. He also writes poems … Continue reading Sashi Mahaju brings a popular ‘Nepal Bhasha’ song ‘Rajamati kumati jike wasa pirati’ translated by Sigfried Lienhard

‘Depression and his death’: A poem by Dr Sangita Swechcha

Today, I bring you my poem 'Depression and his Death'. Research suggests that one in four persons in his/her lifetime suffers from a mental health problem. The severity of the problem is large. However, we do not tend to take this very seriously. I would like to dedicate this poem to all those who have … Continue reading ‘Depression and his death’: A poem by Dr Sangita Swechcha

#WorldKidLitWednesday: A Well-Mannered Young Wolf

What's a young, hungry but well-mannered young wolf to do when given a last wish by his freshly-captured future meal? Grant it...of course, just as his parents taught him to do! In this wickedly sly picture book for ages 4-8 by Jean Leroy, our polite wolf on the hunt for his first prey encounters a … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: A Well-Mannered Young Wolf

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