I still remember…it was the time of the Maoist insurgency. I was on my way to Kalikot from India with my friends. The army opened fire and two gunshots hit my leg. Four of my friends were killed on the spot.

There is nothing as sweet as first love nor is there anything as tumultuous as first love gone wrong. While most of us might agree to the impossibility of forgetting one’s first love, a few might just dismiss it calling it mere ‘puppy’ love. The experience of falling in love for the first time, be it good or bad, is definitely unforgettable.

JHAPA, Dec 1: When monsoon arrives, hearts of people in settlements nearby the Ratuwa River in Jhapa start pounding. They become panicked. Rains give them sleepless nights.


June 19, 2017 09:13 am

In the world of literature poetry is a subculture and a secondary art form to other genres, particularly fiction and non-fiction. The famous poet W H Auden has aptly put forward the thesis: “poetry makes nothing”.

Mani Shankar Aiyar was among the rare Indian politicians who had consistently  spoken against India’s highhandedness during the five months of border blockade. The former cabinet minister in Manmohan Singh government has since been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neighborhood policy. The veteran diplomat and writer sat down for a conversation with Republica’s Biswas Baral about PM Modi’s Nepal policy,  India’s concerns over China’s role in Nepal and the future of SAARC, among other issues.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked top government officials to work as per a policy of “forgive and forget” when it comes to dealing with cases from the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

Remembering to not forget

April 25, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, April 23: As we mourn the loss of 9,000 plus lives in last year's tragic earthquakes