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 mighty of the erstwhile and pre-Rana active-Shah Kingdom of Nepal. Both novels paint detailed pictures of Kathmandu’s Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace.
The Nobel Ceremonies of 2016 are now over. Bob Dylan, born Robert Alan Zimmerman, in Duluth in 1941, and a Minnesotan from Hibbing, received the year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. But he remained quiet, incommunicado and unresponsive throughout. He is known, like Miles Davis, to spurn and boo their audiences quite habitually.
Dr. Professor and HMG Secretary Narsingh Narayan Sinha passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 85. He was Professor of English at the Department of English, University College, Tribhuvan University (TU) at Kirtipur, where he taught us, the 11 MA students – the ‘Group of 1969-71.’
Maestro Amber Gurung, 79, was declared clinically dead at 2:37 AM on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at the Grande Hospital of Kathmandu. He had a number of chronic ailments for years, and a couple of them were more than sufficient to claim him after months of protracted hospitalization.