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.
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.
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.
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.
Reading has long been a popular culture, but it’s in only recent years that Nepal or Kathmandu, in particular, has embraced this culture with open arms. This has resulted in an emergence of avid readers who flock the shelves of bookstores and voraciously devour one book after another. Joining the bandwagon is a generation of young readers whose reading choices are varied and thus interesting.
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KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Unlike the silent and strict periphery that it’s been known for, a library is one of the free spheres where children play, learn and grow at their comfort. Apart from the rot memorizing sessions that they go through in schools, kids require a space to unleash from the daily monotony.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The second 'National Reading Mela 2018: Nepal Padhdai Cha' concluded at Rastriya Naach Ghar, Jamal on Monday with an attendance of over 3,000 participants. The three-day book fair was organized by Shiksha Nepal in coordination with National Volunteering Program.
KATHMANDU: Books are one of the oldest mediums for information. Some people manage to read hundreds and thousands of books in their lifetime, while others don’t even read one. Books have become a part of lifestyle. Reading culture is flourishing worldwide, but the culture in Nepal has a mixed or rather limited followers.
Books might seem boring to many people as many say they feel sleepy as soon as they open a book. But that is because they are usually forced to read course books or the types of books that adults want them to read. People are so busy sticking their nose in other people’s businesses through online media, and gossiping about celebs that they don’t even know about. But books are fun to read.
Writing your first book is no mean feat, as all aspiring authors out there will know. All credit, then, to these super-talented writers, who achieved fame, fortune and some even a dizzying array of literary prizes all from their debut novels. And there can be no better time to grab some inspiration from such fantastic authors than Dashain holidays. We suggest you pick a novel from the following list of debut novels to read this festive season.
Every New Year voracious readers seem to make the same set of reading resolutions: read more, reread the classics, or finish reading the books piled high on your bedside table. No matter how much we read, it sometimes seems like we can never quite catch up. The Week talked to some avid readers to find out their reading goals for 2017.
Do you believe in future telling, palm reading, and tarot cards? Has this topic ever interested you? Most of our answers will be no when asked for the first time, yet there are many of us who visit priests to inquire about our future. One of the reasons that we go to the priests could be due to family pressure.
Reading has always been a choice. Especially when schedules are tight and other daily responsibilities make their presence felt, we all know how tricky it can be to find some ‘me’ time with a good book. Indeed, it can be a challenge, but not one that can’t be overcome. There are a few of us who always find a way to indulge in their literary fancy. So this time around, The Week asked them about the latest book that is keeping them occupied. From collection of personal stories, analytical reads to classics, we’ve got their eclectic answers here.
In the age of tweets, Facebook updates, and #Instagram, reading an entire novel or a substantial magazine article takes a backseat for many. But bookworms will vouch that reading can not only broaden your understanding of the world but it also helps you get through a sticking point in your life.
With hectic college routines and the never ending flow of exams and important assignments, many may find innumerable reasons for why they cannot give time to fictions and some good reads. But there are many reading enthusiasts who find the time to read no matter what. Reya Shreya Rai spoke to some teenage girls, each with different tastes and inspirations, to learn about their favorite books and writers and what they think make these works unique.
A very popular defense for not being able to read a lot of books is the abundance of newspapers. We have all heard it.
People may confess to not having picked up a novel or finished a story in a long time but many also are quick to add that this doesn’t mean they haven’t been reading.