It is an exploration of minds and matters and what they mean to us, an observation of things, nature, humans and, to pierce into mystery of what is underneath, inside and out there, beyond what eyes can see, the sounds one can hear, a life process records of human journey and perceptions exploring the realities defined by each one of them (us) uniquely, distinctly and, (may be) subjectively and differently.
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.
I’m sorry to say that I am not sure what I’m writing. I suppose it’s a story that’s close enough to be read by you and felt by you, just you. The beauty that cannot be seen, that cannot be heard, that cannot be smelt; it can be felt. When you feel this beauty then you’ll see it, you’ll hear it, you’ll smell it, you’ll taste it and finally, you’ll live it.
Before I’d like to start my writing, I would like to remind that writing is so much powerful way of communication. There are some who read every day and there are some who don’t. For me, writing is an essential part of my life. It helps me to say something about everything that is untold, unfold or unheard stories. This very reason made me fall for writing.
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.
Do you like weaving stories and getting lost in an imaginary world of narratives? Do you enjoy writing as much as you love reading? Then maybe you were meant to become the author of an outstanding novel.
KATHMANDU, June 21: Carmen Renee Berry, a New York Times Bestselling Author, the co-founder of profitable Authors Institute (PAI), and a book writing coach conducted a workshop with writers and editors in 'Global Perspectives' on Wednesday at Annapurna Hotel, Durbar Marg.
For me writing is a kind of addiction. Like an addict needs nicotine to calm down, for me to calm down – I’ve to write. No matter what I do, wherever I go, or how busy I am accompanied by my work I’ve to write.
KATHMANDU, September 9: The Literary Association of Nepal (LAN) organized a day-long 'Creative Writing Workshop' in the capital today. The workshop emphasized the issues of creative writing such as writing and interpreting fiction, life writing and poetry.
It’s been four years since I have been writing. It started with penning down my feelings in a diary which created a domain for my world. It has been a great ride and I have loved writing since then. It helps me express, emote my thoughts and feelings. There is nothing better than words so I would suggest everyone to get in the practice of writing. I have explored writing on random topics, about conversations that I have with a friend, about things that I bypass every day, about places that I have visited and every minute detail of my experience.
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.
KATHMANDU, March 2: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered the government to furnish a written statement about the government's preparation for holding all the three tiers of elections by January 21, 2018 in line with the provisions of the constitution.
I started writing the moment I fell in love with my first book. I was studying at grade 4 when my mother had taken me to a book fair. Being surrounded by so many books, I understood the power of the written words. Writers string together letters into words and words into sentences which would make the readers gain knowledge by using their imaginations and experience something different.
KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Mentors of entrepreneurs and authors talking on media and entrepreneurship at Growthways convention held in Kathmandu Thursday highlighted the importance of the youth and the building of relationships with the media for building brand.
KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Journalists have been threatened to discontinue writing news on suspended Chief Commissioner at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki.
After years of publishing articles, composing gazals and writing stories in private, Mandira Koirala Pandey (Mandira Madhusri) has finally written a book. Budhan Ghodi is a collection of 15 stories from across different regions of our country and at the moment, Pandey is busy promoting her work. The Week caught up with the novice writer to talk about the experience of her debut as well as women in Nepali literature.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Born and raised in the outskirts of Kathmandu, poet and singer Pradeep Chapagain knew deep inside that singing and writing was natural to him. He’s the author of three poetry anthologies..