Anand Vijay Gurung says he is a full time communication specialist and a part time writer but that hasn’t stopped him for pursing writing whenever he can. He recently published an anthology of poems titled ‘Dandelion Snow’ and his poetry has been published in many leading newspapers and magazines in Nepal. As a journalist, he has worked for various media houses in the past and that, Gurung says, fueled his love for reading and writing. Here, with The Week’s Situ Manandhar, he talks about the books he loves and his writing journey thus far.
As a teenager, you will often feel that life can be tough. Sometimes it becomes impossible to juggle your social life, love life, school work and so much more all at the same time. There are many emotions and thoughts going on within you but you can’t express them in a way people will understand either. And that can frustrate you no end. However, 17-year-old Prachin Pant, a self-confessed lover of reading, writing, and photography, found a way to express her emotions and let out the steam. She found that outlet in poetry.
KATHMANDU June 12 : Poet Shyam Rimal's anthology of quake poems, 'Barpak' was launched recently amid an event in Kathmandu. According to the press statement released by Rimal, executive editor at the National News Agency, he has compiled 21 quake poems in the anthology.
Prakriti Nakarmi had always been soft spoken and introvert among her group of friends. She dreaded socializing and couldn’t express herself. But in writing she found her safe haven. She started keeping diary at 12 but soon realized that it would be embarrassing if someone came across it. She then tried her hand on story writing; however it seemed too unembellished for ever changing life of a teenager. It was poem that took her on an expedition of emotions and sensations.
Grade 12 student Prakriti Nakarmi, in tête-à-tête with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal talks about her experience of being a normal teenager and a published poet.