A lofty claim

June 22, 2018 07:05 am

‘The Best Asian Short Stories’, published last year by Kitaab Singapore, comprises of 33 short stories, two amongst them flash fiction of a few hundred words, from 32 different authors, all from Asia. It’s clear that the publishers wanted to come up with a collection of stories that is truly Asian in both its content and its feel. The question is: Do stories narrated by natives come across as original just because they have a local voice? What about the aesthetic aspects and the old-fashioned craft of storytelling?

KATHMANDU, May 10: Sumana Shrestha, a local youth from Thahiti, doesn't appreciate political leaders who speak of turning  Nepal into a Singapore or Switzerland, with high riseses and metro rails.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Model Debate-2074 [2017] ‘Drishtikon’ was organized by We Inspire Nepal, the US Embassy Youth Council, in coordination with International Law and Relations Study Center on Thursday at Kathmandu School of Law.