Fictional Stories of Real Pain

October 7, 2021 16:25 pm

'Sampurna Akash' is a collection of stories that has become a mirror not only of women's oppression, betrayal and pride, but also of their courage, enthusiasm and inspiration. The collection conveys the message how a woman is superior to others in the literal sense and how she can cope with any kind of misery.

Breathing each other's stories

July 7, 2021 13:49 pm

The room is dark And he is waiting for the light to come From nowhere thoughts of life illuminates And he is surrounded with hopes and fear.

Stories have a powerful influence on children’s understanding of cultural and gender roles. Parents need to understand that stories develop their children’s literacy. Stories convey values, beliefs, attitudes, and social norms that shape children's perceptions and reality.

Fairytales are usually the first stories we hear and it somehow never leaves us. These stories are often what shape our perception of the world and make us think about things we wouldn’t have given much thought to otherwise. Fairytales might seem like simple stories but, if you think about it, they are so much more. We asked some people which fairytale has stuck with them over the years and why. Here are their answers.

Deepak Adhikari is a well-known face in Nepali journalism. He has written for many international outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Time and many more.

Stories are stories

August 9, 2019 07:51 am

Everyone around me always tends to dissect the ethics of characters (or rather gods) from our Hindu mythologies and question their actions. These people, often my age, express their indignation at a god as selfish and obnoxious as Indra being a highly respected deity and the king of gods.

Finding and telling stories

July 12, 2019 10:29 am

“If you look closely enough, you will see that it’s very easy to find and read stories around us,” says Bidhya Chapagian, one of the founders of the YouTube channel Herne Katha. The channel exclusively uploads videos that make up a web series – that is also titled Herne Katha – that features gripping stories of Nepalis living ordinary lives.

The Mask of Shame

October 15, 2018 10:32 am

Every moment and each, I put on; For every heinous torts that darken The lives of my angels by my kind, my kind that fake the fame I put on, involuntarily, the mask of shame.

MOSCOW, July 29: Hackers, spy balls and whitewashing space travel: It’s certainly been a varied week in the world of Russophobia. A regular look at the scare stories peppering the mainstream media over the last 7 days.

RUSSIA, July 11: England manager Gareth Southgate says he knew that the negative press about Russia leading up to this summer’s World Cup would not turn out to be true.

Keshari Maharjan One can find 70-year-old Keshari Maharjan working at Kriti Buddha Bihar.  When she started working there some 40 years back, she was full of energy, but at present, her pace has slowed down. Currently, she’s limited only to easier tasks.

Babu Kaji Maharjan of Balkumari, Patan, started as a farmer to make ends meet. Later, he jumped ship to the Ministry of Finance to work as a truck driver.  Meanwhile, he also lent hands for the renovations of Patan Durbar Square in his prime. “I have seen a lot of changes in the people. What matters to me the most is when my grandchildren call their parents mommy and daddy instead of maa and baa,” he stated.

Ganga Chitrakar, an elderly curio shop owner recalled her love story as she spoke to us on a sunny Friday afternoon. She remembered meeting her husband in Dharan, her hometown. He was a driver then and was required to travel a lot. Chitrakar blushed when she was taken back to her hay days.

Untold stories of women

June 3, 2018 02:00 am

Untold stories of rural women need to be told for change and for raising awareness that women’s rights are human rights

Stories: A Way Through

May 24, 2018 10:20 am

Mankind is blessed with history, mythologies, and stories. It’s one of the main ways to understanding the meaning of our existence. The evolution of our cultures, traditions, morality, and spirituality through the ages are vital for us to move toward a better future.

Have you ever listened to the stories about the struggle of your grandmother? Grandparents’ stories can be quite interesting and lesson worthy. Kanchhi, who was born in Bhaktapur and now lives at Jhochhen, Kathmandu, is a great soul.

“When we were children, we used to play Dandibiyo. It was a lot of fun then. We used to swim in this pond here at Thaiba. There was a lot of water that came all the way from Sunakothi through a water canal (raj kulo). Ohhh…it was fun those days.

Stories: A Way Through

May 5, 2018 09:56 am

Our humankind is blessed with stories, histories and myths. It’s one of the main ways to understand the meaning of our existence. The evolution of our cultures, traditions, morality and spirituality through the ages are vital for us to move on towards the future. The immortality is deeply rooted in our genes and we have to leave the world behind one day or the other.


April 1, 2018 09:07 am

KATHMANDU, April 1: Haushala Creatives on Saturday conducted its third speaker series, Celebrating Unconventional Women, with women who have redefined the meaning of success. The event was organized at The Cafe in Pulchowk, Lalitpur.

As a part of International Women’s Day, this year Voices of Women Media organized a weekly campaign which ran for the month of March. The event took place from March 7-21 at VOW Media office, Chaagal.

Bringing stories to life

January 26, 2018 09:33 am

Back in early 2012, Shashank Shrestha, a video producer who had just returned to Nepal from the US, decided to take his freelance video production, which he had been involved in for a year, up a notch. He then launched his own media production company, Katha Haru.

REWIND 2017: The most read stories

December 31, 2017 16:00 pm

What were the most read stories of 2017? Here's the list.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: With more than 70 films from 37 countries, the 15th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) kicked off on December 14 at QFX Kumari Cinemas, Kamalpokhari. The festival has been a platform for artists, filmmakers and audiences alike to discuss several arrays of documentaries, fiction, short films, experimental films and animation that tell the stories of people from around the world.

Real life stories in art

July 24, 2017 10:11 am

KATHMANDU: Women and girls’ trafficking is rife not only in Nepal but all over the world. Addressing the issue, ‘True Stories’ exhibition is being held at the premises of Patan Museum. The exhibition started from July 13 and will continue till July 31.

Numbers vs. Stories

May 23, 2017 00:35 am

Relentless coverage of preliminary vote tallies and leads with a few hundred votes counted was perhaps the most farcical

The 5th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival concluded on Sunday. Films from 38 different countries were presented for four days on the premises of Nepal Tourism Board. The festival brought together filmmakers from around the world and gave them a platform to learn new culture and share their knowledge among one another. In conversation with Republica, some of the film makers at the festival talk about their movies and the message they tried to convey.

Cinema is often considered as a means to unwind from real life but this year saw filmmakers imitate stories of actual people and their lives in movies like Aamir Khan’s Dangal, Sonam Kapoor-starrer Neerja, Sushant Singh Rajput’s MS Dhoni and Manoj Bajpayee’s Aligarh.

As 2016 draws to a close with news dominated by bloodshed, disasters and disease from the Middle East to Africa and Latin America, it may seem there wasn’t much to be happy about this year.

Instagram is launching its answer to Snapchat geofilters, offering a way to spice up your photos and videos with stickers that display basic location names, time, weather, and emoji. There’s also limited-time seasonal graphics like Christmas trees and Hanukkah menorahs, and a holiday candy cane paint brush.

Instagram is launching its answer to Snapchat geofilters, offering a way to spice up your photos and videos with stickers that display basic location names, time, weather, and emoji. There’s also limited-time seasonal graphics like Christmas trees and Hanukkah menorahs, and a holiday candy cane paint brush.

Inspiring stories from KIMFF

December 10, 2016 10:16 am

Shyam Karki has more than a decade of experience of working in the audio-visual field. Besides Nepal, he has worked in Saudi Arabia. Blockade is his second directorial venture and his first feature-length documentary.

Scribe stories

October 19, 2016 00:25 am

A young journalist was forced to leave his job after he wasn’t paid for 10 months. He then went to Malaysia for manual labor

Kite stories

October 8, 2016 10:03 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Bhaktapur is still recovering from the damages of the 2015 Earthquake but Dashain’s festive mood is still intact at this historical town.

Writer Nayan Raj Pandey of the ‘Loo’ and ‘Ghamkiri’ fame opened the first edition of ‘Kathakram’ by reading one of his short stories, ‘Raja Indralai Thaha Chha.’