With hectic college routines and the never ending flow of exams and important assignments, many may find innumerable reasons for why they cannot give time to fictions and some good reads. But there are many reading enthusiasts who find the time to read no matter what. Reya Shreya Rai spoke to some teenage girls, each with different tastes and inspirations, to learn about their favorite books and writers and what they think make these works unique.
They say a poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. And with time as well as various programs, this is a passion that is spreading through our country like wildfire. The Word Warriors have indeed become very successful in appealing to the youngsters and encouraging them to play around with poetry. In fact, at the moment, they are gearing up for the first ever national level poetry slam. Those living in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts, between the ages of 14 – 25 and interested in slam poetry can apply for the Kathmandu Regional Slam before June 25. The regional slam is scheduled for July 2. In that light, The Week had a few slam poets talk about their experiences with poetry.
There are two kinds of decorating. There’s the kind that happens to most of us just a few times in our life, when we move into a new space and get the chance to start from scratch — and then there’s the kind that happens when you have already been living in your space for a while. Either way, both have the tendency to be tricky which is why stores like Edge Makers at Bhanimandal in Lalitpur are proving to be quite a boon.