A glimpse of a book

November 30, 2019 10:23 am

Sanjeev Uprety has rightly depicted the social phenomenon of Nepali people. The narrator’s wife goes to America through DV lottery and finds herself out of the frying pan into the fire

Escaping reality

November 29, 2019 10:14 am

Welcome to 2044 where the world is on the edge of collapse and chaos, suffering from energy crisis and witnessing the consequences of global warming. In order to cope, the majority of the population immerse themselves in a virtual reality simulator knows as the OASIS.

Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death while the book was in its early stages

Shah Rukh Khan's self-imposed sabbatical is making the superstar's fans antsy but the actor on Tuesday said he is working on his next film, which he hopes will turn out to be a "hit".

A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December. “The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom” will draw from her whole body of work, including celebrated novels such as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon.”

Devi Bahadur Basnet and Bikash Khanal launched a book 'Damauli Mahatmyam' that aims to promote the religious, historic and cultural identity of Damauli and its adjoining areas.

Dr Ruit’s book on his life launched

September 29, 2019 19:19 pm

Renowned Ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit released his biography ‘Sanduk Ruit’.

On her 90th birthday, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar will be releasing the Hindi translation of her sister Meena Mangeshkar-Khadikar's memoir.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first novel, “The Water Dancer,” has been a long and eventful journey.

Professor KR Khambu is all set to release his autobiography, ‘Chhayan ko Laskar’ before Dashain.

Bigyeta Karki launches her fifth book

August 18, 2019 21:25 pm

With having 18 chapters, ‘Aachal ko Aago’ talks about revolts and the social justice. According to Karki, she has included different essays that talk about the comparison of women and society.

Inspiring and uplifting

August 2, 2019 09:01 am

When Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, Michelle Obama came to the White House as the first lady along with their two daughters Malia and Sasha. In her book, Becoming, she writes about her life experiences, her childhood and upbringing, and the White House years and several other topics including gender equality, empowerment of women, and health issues.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Despite widespread criticism from academics, intellectuals, publishers, sellers, and ordinary citizens, the government seems to be obstinate toward imposing 10% customs duty on the import of books.

A guide for life

July 19, 2019 10:12 am

What makes for a compelling read? – This is a question that has always baffled and continues to baffle writers, would-be writers, and publishers. Even for a reader like me, this is a perplexing question. For every book I read, I have a different thought about what did or didn’t make it special. It’s even more difficult to make a translation of a non-fiction – a spiritual book for that matter – a compelling read.

5 fun things

July 5, 2019 08:08 am

As much as we would like to, it’s not possible to take mini-vacations every weekend. But there are some really fun things that you can do to ensure you are ready to tackle work with a newfound zeal that comes after a holiday. Here are The Week’s top five picks.

KATHMANDU, June 9: For the first time, 10 percent customs duty is being levied on all types of books imported from India. The students will be directly hit with this provision coming into effect from coming July 17 as stipulated in the budget statement for the fiscal year 2019/20.

Namita Gokhale, 63, has written 19 books, both fiction and non fiction. She is also a grandmother, publisher, and one of the founding directors of the world’s largest literature festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival, which has seen a record-breaking number of 250 to 300 thousand book lovers from all over the world.

HANOI, May 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has released a book amid a programme organized here on Friday evening. The book titled “Nepal, peace is at hand” penned by Nha Xuat Ban Hong Duc.

Former President Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected to be released this year, setting up the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 campaign. Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the status of Obama’s book on Tuesday. The former president has been writing the book himself, handwriting a first draft on legal pads, the same technique he used for numerous White House speeches and his first best-seller, 'Dreams from My Father.'

A published edition of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sold just under 42,000 copies last week, NPD BookScan reported Wednesday.

Let’s talk about books

April 26, 2019 09:33 am

As readers, we’re always in search of new book recommendations. But for some reason, getting random recommendations from just about anyone doesn’t really appeal to us either. That is when podcasts on books can be of some help.

Dutch linguist George van Driem launched his book, ‘The Tale of Tea: A Comprehensive History of Tea from Prehistoric Times to the Present Day’ at YalaMaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka on Friday.

There were reports that Karan Johar's upcoming production "Kalank" is inspired by author Shuana Singh Baldwin's "What the Body Remembers", but actor Varun Dhawan believes the film's premise is not similar to the book.

A leading American business school, the Bentley University at Waltham, Massachusetts has decided to use Kul Chandra Gautam's memoir: "Global Citizen from Gulmi: My Journey from the Hills of Nepal to the Halls of the United Nations'' (Nepalaya Publications 2018) as a reference book in a Graduate course on Global Studies for its Masters in Business curriculum.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: A book discussion on "Importance of BRI and BBIN for South Asia' was organized by the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) in the capital recently.

The healing power of words

December 28, 2018 09:40 am

Writing ‘His Afflicted Mind’ was a huge undertaking for Prabigyan but one he calls “a therapeutic process”. The book follows three characters (Arlo, Arya and Dedrick) in the fictional city of ‘Ashvale’ as they struggle through mental health issues.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal’s former ambassador to United Nations in Geneva Shambhuram Simkhada’s book “Human Rights: Human Wrongs In the Scale of Human Conscience” was released here on Monday.

NEW YORK, Nov 17: First day sales for Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year’s biggest debuts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: An interaction program was organized to discuss the contents of Rajendra Parajuli’s new book ‘Aghori’. All speakers at the program agreed that the author had provided a new energy to Nepali literature.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Litterateurs attending the release of a book, Aghori, by Rajendra Parajuli have said that the new book has further strengthened the field of Nepali story writing.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Two major publications on federalism published by Governance Facility were launched amid a special function held in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: After the success of love trilogy 'Summer Love', 'Saaya', and 'Monsoon', Subin Bhattarai is back with his new novel ‘Priya Sufi’. The book was launched in an event held in the Nepal Academy hall. Subin Bhattarai, Subani Moktan, Shital Moktan, and actor Aanchal Sharma jointly launched the book on  Saturday.

Love for the written world

August 24, 2018 09:20 am

The captain of the National Debate Team, Apratim Shrivastav, says that it is his reading habit that has boosted his confidence and given him the ability to be able to think from different perspectives. For the 18-year-old, there can no alternative to reading and books are his lifelines. Here, in a conversation with The Week’s Ashma Chhetri, he talks about how his reading habit has shaped him and also shares five of his favorite titles.

Beginner's guide to writing a book

July 20, 2018 07:30 am

Do you like weaving stories and getting lost in an imaginary world of narratives? Do you enjoy writing as much as you love reading? Then maybe you were meant to become the author of an outstanding novel.

Book Bird team visiting Beijing

June 30, 2018 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 30: A team of writers is visiting Beijing from July 1 to 9 representing Book Bird Nepal, a Nepali non-profit having sisterly relations with 'China-Nepal Cultural Exchange Center' for collaboration in various activities related to literature, arts, culture, education and tourism.

MUMBAI,June 27: Music maestro Sonu Nigam along with award winning lyricist Sameer with much fanfare unveiled the book of eminent poet & lyricist Mr. Basant Chaudhary.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stepped up to take action against the private airlines companies for not abiding by the planes' parking agreement.

With a North Country native at its core, a book to be released this fall will argue that then-President Lyndon Johnson ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to attack and sink, with no survivors, the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 in an effort to promote regime change in Egypt.

Book lover’s paradise

June 1, 2018 08:21 am

The 22nd Nepal International Book Fair aims to inculcate a reading habit among people of age groups as well as facilitate new authors and publishers and increase popularity of printed materials in this age of digital media.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has noted down his experiences in the visitors’ book after offering a special puja at Janaki Temple in Janakpurdham.

KATHMANDU, May 8: A recipe collection of typical Nepali cuisines was launched amid a function in Kathmandu on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Targeting to promote Nepali cuisine in the international market, Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has announced to unveil a cook book and video of 30 different items of Nepali traditional food. The unveiling program has been scheduled for May 7.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Economic expert Sujeev Shakya has come up with an analytical comment on Nepal's economic history and current financial trends in his new book, 'Arthat Arthatantra’.

BARCELONA, Jan 26: Holders Barcelona reached the King’s Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Espanyol on Thursday to overcome a first-leg deficit on a night when new signing Philippe Coutinho made his debut.

BOOK BROWSING GETS EASIER

January 22, 2018 10:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: When friends get together, they make plans where to hang out, where to travel and some even make plans to start a business together.

Monotonous life of a book reviewer

January 21, 2018 09:51 am

George Orwell, best known for his dystopian novel ‘1984’, writes this essay revealing how monotonous and difficult the life of a book reviewer is.

A girl with her math book

January 7, 2018 09:32 am

She was 17. Her name was Laxmi. She was working as a maid at my neighbor’s house. I first met her when my neighbor had brought her for tuitions as she had failed in her SLC. They wanted me to guide her for her supplement exams. At first, I was reluctant to tutor her as she had studied in village, that also in Nepali medium. I thought I would not be able to teach her like I was taught in Kathmandu. But it was her persistence that forced me to give it a go.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff was due out on Tuesday but publication was advanced to Friday and it is now on sale.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A book compiling foreign policy speeches made by former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, in various national and international forums, was released amidst a function held in the capital on Sunday. Minister for Defense, Bhimsen Das Pradhan and Minister for Irrigation Sanjaya Gautam jointly released the book-- Nepal's Foreign Policy: From Expediency to Pragmatism-- at a function organized by B P Koirala Memorial Trust to mark the National Reconciliation Day.

Mitra Bandhu Poudel’s book unveiled

December 3, 2017 09:31 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The official Book unveiling session of ‘One Belt One Road (OBOR) and Nepal: A New Perspective to Nepal-China Relations’ was held at Ember’s Restaurant, Krishnagalli on Friday. The book is penned by Mitra Bandhu Poudel, principal-Little Angels’ College of Management, Lalitpur. It gives a bright outlook on the Nepal-China relationships from various fronts. It is published by Little Angels’ College of Management. The book launch program saw an attendance of numbers of laureates and think-tanks regarding the Nepal-China Relationship.