Playing with words and questions are one of the perfect ways of spending time. We all want people (especially teachers) to overthink and fail to answer. If asked teachers why the arc is frozen, they might think a lot or do some scientific research.
Writing ‘His Afflicted Mind’ was a huge undertaking for Prabigyan but one he calls “a therapeutic process”. The book follows three characters (Arlo, Arya and Dedrick) in the fictional city of ‘Ashvale’ as they struggle through mental health issues.
Neelam Karki Niharika is making waves in the Nepali literature scene as one of the few female writers to be awarded the coveted ‘Madan Puraskar’ and the prestigious ‘Shree Padma Puraskar’. She has been writing for nearly two decades and her works have garnered praises from literary critics and readers alike.
The vibes emanating from the two opposing camps currently couldn’t be more different. As I write this, Dr KC’s supporters have continued to press their case the only way they can while the communist party sympathizers and ‘investors’ have been letting loose with their own brand of trash talk. All of this undoubtedly stems from a sense of frustration at how Dr KC’s movement has been able to ignite the public at large and, now with their backs pushed against the wall, this type of verbal garbage is all our so called communists can muster.
KATHMANDU, July 8: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said demands put forth by agitating Prof Dr Govinda KC would be addressed through democratic procedures as a bill on the medical education has been already presented in the House.
As more and more books are being published in Nepal, the fundamental question that arises is: Do our authors and publishers match international standards? While some authors seem to think publishers could invest in better editors and thus refine the writing before publication, publishers, on the other hand, think authors need to work on their content more and not be driven by commercial success. As the debate rages on, is the written world being compromised? Anweiti Upadhyay reports.
Chief Minister of Province 2 Lalbabu Raut’s speech at the civic reception organized to welcome visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Janakpur on Friday has courted controversy. Raut took the oath of office under this constitution which he dubbed “discriminatory”.
Newa Chen Art Gallery was established in the year 2010 to encourage and promote young artists of Nepal. Every year, they arrange various events to endorse such talents and uplift the state of artists in our country. This year too, from March 9-30, they are organizing a special exhibition on the occasion of International Women’s Day to provide a platform for women artists to showcase their talents.
Fermentation Theater along with Danfe Theater recently staged Witch, a wordless play, at Sarwanam Theater in Kathmandu. The play depicted the social reality of Nepal through a tale of love, jealousy, and superstition. However, the entire play didn’t have a single dialogue.
I’ve been together with him since his childhood. A stationery boy – how can he evict the company of a pen? Though I have changed my form an uncountable number of times, I’ve watched him grow up from his childhood to teenage times.
“I’m not a young man anymore, so I feel like I have to get out all the writing that is in me,” says Gopal Parajuli. Many Nepali readers know him from the stories they have read, the plays they have witnessed and the poems they have savored.
Durga Baral, winner of this year’s Jagdamba Shree Puraskar, says he started his journey as an artist with coal and wall, which he considered to be his pen and paper. Without formal training, he credits his success as a cartoonist today to constant practice and a positive attitude to pursue a passion.
A room full of books and a hot cup of coffee, what more do you need? But with very few libraries in our city, it’s often impossible to find a nice place to get lost in a good book. However, there are some pretty good cafes around town where you can read in peace and indulge in some good tea or coffee as well. Here are five such cafes in Kathmandu that all book lovers must visit.
DHAKA, August 31: Shakib Al Hasan stayed true to his word after his all-round excellence helped secure Bangladesh’s maiden test victory against Australia at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.
Summer Love established him as one of the popular writers in Nepal, and his next two works, Saaya and Monsoon, sealed in that fate. Subin Bhattarai, best known for his love stories, has always managed to deliver just exactly what the readers want and it’s no wonder that people are eagerly awaiting his next book. In the meanwhile, The Week caught up with him to learn more about his interests and inspirations to understand the writer, we have come to love, a little better.
One morning while I was going through the news, I stumbled upon the news of Gurugrama horror- a city just southwest of New Delhi in northern India. A woman was being gang raped in auto and left helpless with her dead baby. My stomach churned as my eyes widened in horror. How could anyone be so utterly inhumane?
KATHMANDU, June 7: Ahead of the prime ministerial election in parliament on Tuesday, the top leaders of the three major parties -Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) - exchanged barbs on a number of current political issues.
KATHMANDU, April 23: “13 Reasons Why” is popular Netflix series based on the 2007 novel written by Jay Asher. The series has gained popularity all over world, mostly for its story and the message it portrays.
If you are one of those people who appreciate a good tune and a good book equally, then you will definitely like these books we have picked out for you this week. From autobiographies of legends to books that will better your understanding of why you like certain melodies, these titles on music and its masters will have you hooked.
A baby’s first words are most likely based on their visual experience, say scientists who found that how often infants see familiar objects like table, shirt, bottle or spoon may predict which words they will learn first.
There are some lines that just stay with us forever. They make such an impression that we find ourselves reciting them time and again. So The Week asked some readers, in particular poetry enthusiasts, to share such discoveries and tell us what it means to them. From Wordsworth to our very own slam poet, their picks take us through a treasure trove of various commendable works.