Helping children enjoy reading

October 10, 2020 01:44 am

Children dislike reading. Thus, as a starting point, you need to talk to them about reading. Tell them what you thought about reading as a child.

From “White Fragility” to “The New Jim Crow,” literature about the history of racial discrimination in the United States is selling out as white Americans seek to educate themselves as nationwide protests grow over the killing of unarmed black people.

Most stories are highly imaginative and thus able to conjure things that are beyond the natural world. And that, of course, is much more interesting than reading about world politics or economics. However, to brand non-fiction as bland would be wrong. In the recent years (some may argue since the beginning of literature itself), many works of non-fiction have been as powerful and creative as many fictional books out there, making readers realize that understanding world issues or people’s experiences is important too. Here are five of what we consider to be the best non-fiction books of the 21st century.

Let's stay home

March 24, 2020 16:25 pm

Nepal is on a weeklong nationwide lockdown from today. The second confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported. People are panicking. Groceries are getting emptied. Government agencies, health workers and security bodies are working to tackle this deadly novel virus. All the government and private offices are closed except those who run essential services.

Tax on trade of books, not on knowledge

February 27, 2020 18:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that the government has imposed tax on the trade of books and not on knowledge.

A person with knowledge is powerful and no one can take it away from them. And books help them to gain knowledge where libraries are the resources. However, we lack proper library in our community and digitization has also affected in the establishment of libraries.

Good Reads

November 29, 2019 10:08 am

Good Reads

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and looking for inspiration to launch your idea to physical, then go through the list of books that might help you. The listed books below tackle a different element of professional life, giving you insights and clicking the concrete neural paths:

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and looking for inspiration to launch your idea to physical, then go through the list of books that might help you. The listed books below tackle a different element of professional life, giving you insights and clicking the concrete neural paths:

Nepal International Book Fair that is scheduled from August 14 to 30 is canceled as Nepal government levied 10 percent custom duty on import of books.

Burden of books

July 17, 2019 01:30 am

Different studies have shown that heavy school bags have multiple negative effects on students, including physical, psychological and economic impacts

Tidying up the Marie Kondo way

May 31, 2019 09:07 am

Marie Kondo is one quirky personality. Unlike most people, piles of junk and mess make her happy. And that’s not because she’s an untidy person, it’s actually the opposite. Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant whose books have sold millions of copies worldwide

Blundering on books

April 30, 2019 02:00 am

It’s already two weeks since the new academic session began. The school enrolment campaign that started in the first week of Baisakh with the aim of bringing all out-of-school children to education system has concluded and classes have started.

PARBAT, April 25: A large number of students in Kushma Municipality have been deprived of textbooks as the local unit has failed to sanction the budget for community schools to buy the textbooks even after the beginning of the new academic year.

The allure of Nepali books

March 29, 2019 08:14 am

Literature has always been part of Nepali culture. Nepali authors and poets are revered, awarded and hold a respectable position in the society. From Bal Krishna Sama to Parijat, Nepali writers have used literature as a medium to portray as well as critique the behavior of our society and the humanity in general. Works of writers, both past and present, can act as a window to the workings of the society as well. But with our school and college curriculum giving priority to English, it’s debatable whether or not the younger generation is reading as well as showing an interest in Nepali literature.

Good Reads

February 22, 2019 08:45 am

Good Reads

Gift them books

February 14, 2019 01:01 am

Today’s parents worry a lot about their children’s declining reading habits but they don’t seem to read themselves.

Good Reads

January 18, 2019 08:55 am

Good Reads

Good Reads

January 11, 2019 09:56 am

Becoming, Prisoners of Geography and Oneness With All Life

Ernest Hemingway quoted, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” In this quote, the ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ writer expresses his emotional attachments with books. Reading a book is a delightful experience, which guides to look at the world through the writer’s eyes. In today’s world of internet, books have turned electronic. They can easily be accessed on mobile phones. Regardless of that, book worms will always enjoy reading a book turning over its pages. They can the smell the pages and can underline the sentences as per their convenience. This gives book-reading an extra edge. Many brands deal with books. One such business venture is ‘Hamro Kitab’. Since its establishment on December 9, 2018, the brand has provided a convenient way to buy books and focus on the book-loving society of Nepal. The idea for this startup was initiated by Avash Swar, Rojan Joshi and Ishuk Gautam. Hamro Kitab sells and rents brand new books of choice to the customers at their doorstep. The rent duration is normally 7 to 10 days, depending on the book and its price.

Books saved me

January 7, 2019 13:19 pm

When I was in the seventh grade, I received a book as a gift from my sister. It was The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. After that, I spent all of my pocket money in buying novels. I also had a thing for fancy stationeries; I always opted buying fancy notebooks, notebooks which later were filled with poems, wishful thoughts, award acceptance speeches, and sometimes raps as well. The pages of the novels I owned and the notebooks I filled are my most prized possessions.

Give them books on time

December 23, 2018 02:30 am

Officials from Ministry of Education and Department of Education know this problem, for years.

Let's read

November 24, 2018 10:46 am

‘Still Life with Bread Crumbs’ writer Anna Quindlen once said, “Books are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” Summarizing, she said book to be a part of life. In a world of hectic course books, novels have never stopped to baffle people over a long time.

Good reads

September 7, 2018 08:20 am

The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil , Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck and Sidney Sheldon’s The Silent Widow by Tilly Bagshawe

Kaiser Library awaits renovation

September 4, 2018 08:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Around 60,000 books including some rare manuscripts have somehow been stuffed into two tiny, congested rooms in the Kaiser Library. Severe damage to the library in the heart of the capital during the April 2015 earthquake has left the upper part of the historical building completely inaccessible. The Thamel-based building, which lies to the west of Narayanhiti Palace Museum across the road, has developed multiple cracks. Leakages are no longer uncommon during the monsoon, risking damage to the valuable books that the library owns.

Good Reads

August 31, 2018 09:22 am

No One Else, Cow and The code of Manavas

A blessing for Bookaholics

August 31, 2018 09:16 am

Padhantey is an online bookstore that was launched in early May this year. Currently, the store is completely Instagram based but, despite that, it is one of the most prominent on-demand book delivery services in Nepal. It has already garnered around seven thousand followers on the social networking site and Anurag Paudel, one of its cofounders, reveals that him and Bibek Lamichhane, the other cofounder of Padhantey, are currently working on a easy to use and thorough website for it.

Beyond books

August 18, 2018 08:06 am

The establishment of youth clubs is on the rise in Nepal. Most of these associations, led by youths themselves, aim at giving a head-start to their leadership attributes. Youth no longer like to follow the conventional ways of attaining education, limiting themselves within the four walls of a classroom, and these clubs are the prime examples of endless learning platforms. Today, promoting and understanding leadership among young people is attracting more attention as the duration between the ‘teen’ years and young adulthood is blurred. The youth of today has started to believe in taking leadership roles from as early as possible.

Journey with books

August 4, 2018 01:00 am

“Have you read my books”? BP Koirala asked. Then he picked one, gave it to me and said we’ll discuss about it after you finish reading. It was “Sumnima”

HONG KONG, June 11: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi booked a first-quarter net loss of 7 billion yuan ($1.09 billion) ahead of its blockbuster initial public offering.

DHARAN, May 5: Four different literary works have been short-listed for this year’s “Bimal Smriti Puraskar” with a cash prize of Rs 51,000. “Bimal Smriti Puraskar” which has been initiated from this year to promote and encourage litterateurs and other writers, will be awarded on May 7, the death anniversary of poet Bimal Gurung.

KATHMANDU, April 21: While parents who purchase text books for their children from bookstores receive up to 15 percent discount on their purchase, they do not get it if their children are studying in schools where books are provided by the school itself or by the bookstores recommended by the school.

Banned books for every woman

March 9, 2018 10:16 am

What with Woman’s Day celebrated around the world, we heard many voices make their stance on womanhood and woman’s rights be known. While we might often take this ability to raise points and start debates as a given, history – even very recent history – has served as a reminder that there are those who try and push censorships on certain women related issues.

A journey through books

February 16, 2018 13:07 pm

Anura Shrestha, a fourth year undergraduate student at National College, claims that she cannot live without books. “Books have been great icebreakers for building most of my friendships. The first thing I ask whenever I meet someone is about the kind of books they like to read,” says Shrestha.

Souls of My City: Love for books

February 7, 2018 11:02 am

“When I was in school, we often faced a shortage of books. I used to be an avid reader, but could never get hold of the books that I wanted to read.

NIC's three books released

January 14, 2018 17:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: National Information Commission has released three books—Right to Information’, ‘Right to Information: Successful Stories’ and ‘Landmark orders from January 15, 2017 to January 14, 2018’.

WASHINGTON, Jan 8: Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office.

APF books place in quarterfinal

January 7, 2018 08:05 am

DHANGADHI, Jan 7: Departmental team Armed Police Force on Saturday advanced into the quarterfinals of the ongoing Far-western Khaptad Gold Cup, defeating Pokhara’s Sahara Club 5-4 on penalties.

Far-western books Super League place

January 5, 2018 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Far-western Region on Thursday secured their Super League berth after a struggling 1-0 victory over Central in the ongoing 16th National Women’s Football League under the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship.

Books are the treasure of great ideas, experiences and historical data that help us explore every avenue in our lives. Reading books do not only help pass time but also enrich our lives intellectually.

Which countries publish the most books each year? A report from the non-profit International Publishers Association found that in 2015, two countries dominated global book production.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal (FCAN) has said that it would continue its agitation programs until the government brings the murderer of Gauchan to book.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Dolendra Prasad Sharma, chairman and general manager of Sajha Prakashan, has been reportedly gobbling up millions every year, printing books outside the publishing house but under the Sajha logo.

LOS ANGELES, July 25:  Author George R.R. Martin has hinted at the possibility of not one but two new "Game of Thrones" books in 2018, whetting the appetites of fans who have been waiting for the next installment of the epic saga since 2011.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Madan Puraskar Guthi has shortlisted 9 books for Padan Puraskar of this year.

Emphasis on research-based books

July 1, 2017 09:41 am

KATHMANDU, July 1: Journalist and writer Saurav's book 'Asangati' has been released in the market.

JAJARKOT, March 22: Seven-year-old Laxmi Nepali of Bhagwati Aulagurta VDC of Jajarkot district wakes up early in the morning and rushes toward a nearby school. While most of the children of her age carry books and other educational materials, she is seen holding a sack on one hand and a hammer on the other en route to Nepal National Secondary School.

Khotang, March 9: The Diktel English Boarding School of Khotang has donated books to inmates at the district prison, as a noble effort to mark its silver jubilee celebrations.

Dystopian books again seize power

EC books 30 parties

February 27, 2017 10:29 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Election Commission (EC) has slapped a fine of Rs 100 to 11 parties including Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal (SSFN) for not submitting the details of their annual income and expenditure in time. It has also booked additional 19 parties for submitting 'unrealistic' financial details.