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Amrit Poudel

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Make Nepal Green Again

Published On: April 23, 2018 08:52 AM NPT By: Amrit Poudel

“Hashish and Marijuana sold here - 1st floor,” read the signboard on one of the houses back in 1969 on the Old Freak Street, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Out of many, this signboard tells us a lot about how Nepal was one of the countries where Marijuana was legal when it was illegal in the western countries.

A Shot of vodka

Published On: March 11, 2018 12:08 PM NPT By: Amrit Poudel

Is everyone around me happy? They hit a shot of vodka or say any other hard drinks and they forget everything instantly; at least they could have done that gingerly.

For I hate people

Published On: January 16, 2018 11:17 AM NPT By: Amrit Poudel

Adulated, they see themselves a wedge Sharp enough to be sharpen Enlightened enough to be seeking knowledge For all, they are a complete mess

Discover humanity

Published On: November 19, 2017 09:32 AM NPT By: Amrit Poudel

Amrit, see those stars. What do you think of them? Are they the one having control over us? Do we behave the way we do due to some messiah out there? These were some of the questions that we discussed every evening as we passed through the stinking yet beautiful Bagmati River. I remember how those walks to Pasupathinath shaped us become a different man strengthening our whimsical and philosophical interpretation of life. We talked of Dickens, Dawkins, Goethe, Plato, Socrates, Hitchens and what not in our journey.

Go take a Bath

Published On: October 4, 2017 08:26 AM NPT By: Amrit Poudel

They call my hydrophobic just because I don’t take bath so often. There was a day when my mother used to run after me just to make me take a bath.

Don’t fall for a psychopath

Published On: September 21, 2017 10:42 AM NPT By: Amrit Poudel

“I have had this enough. Either you are going to break the silence or I am no more yours,” read the message. I was terrified as soon as I read the text. I began to question myself, “Why do I do this to all the people I have known? Why don’t I maintain the sense of attachment? Why don’t I make her feel the same as she does to me?”

The unfinished love

Published On: January 24, 2017 09:00 PM NPT By: Amrit Poudel

The love of her life had left her in a way that she had never expected. She had never been so broken before. Her tears were no more the tears of love, the moments spent with him were so precious to her that she had noted down every single happening between him and her. He had fled away to Australia for his studies without even letting her know.