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Literary and political jamborees

Nepal, April 14 -- A literary event, the so-called 'Deumai literary festival', organised by the youths of Ilam in a lovely township called Mangalbare made me pensive about the semantics and purpose of... Read More


Nativity of Nepali English

Nepal, March 17 -- Last week, I was invited to present a discourse to English teachers in Surkhet on a broad topic "A critical reflection on Nepalese English literature", by Bishnu Kumar Khadka, presi... Read More


Library blues

Nepal, Feb. 17 -- I received an invitation from a young scholar named Rishi Raj Adhikari to speak on the theme 'Why is the book journey needed?' in Kathmandu on February 8, 2019. I had met Rishi and h... Read More


Meta-theatre and politics

Kathmandu, Feb. 3 -- I am struck by a situation that is generating characters, charades, and challenges of a different nature. To a student of literature and theatre, a teacher and writer of plays, th... Read More