Literary and political jamborees
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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 festivals in Nepal. I reached, with a certain sense of uncertainty towards giving a long discourse at the opening of this two-day festival chaired by its president, Moti Gautam, and dovetailed by Som Suseli, on April 6, 2019. The day was downcast. As I was speaking about the tension between Kathmandu, or the Nepal metropolis, and the moffusil, it started to downpour. I was disappointed when the big tent gave way under the heavy rain, just when I was saying in the presence of high level politicians, and writers who were mostly youths, that th...
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