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Story : Going By The Clock

~Paramendra Bhagat~ When I saw her for the first time, she had her papers strewn all over the dining table: recent mail, news clippings, newsletters, papers in progress, handwritten notes, opened and sealed envelopes, pamphlets to pass around, her appointments … Continue reading

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Poem : Solitude’s Embrace

~Shiva Gautam~ I know now Why I like the solitude I know now Why I love to hear the sounds of silence with closed eyes. I came to realize that I love someone’s love to me I embrace someone’s embrace … Continue reading

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Story : The Discovery of the High Lama

~Sushma Joshi~ The older I get, the more I am astonished by this trickster hand of time. Look at all the boys we thought would go on to become doctors and engineers. They became lafanka men playing guitar in Thamel. … Continue reading

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Poem : WATER

~Krisu Chhetri~ Do not regard water ever cold and liquid Do not regard water ever simple and plain Feel to its core A fire is ever burning inside the water Water ever revolts against motionlessness Water emits songs of revolt … Continue reading

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Poem : The Song of Birds

~Krisu Chhetri~ A bird always sings the song of light the song of dawn against the dark, deep and desolate night The moon fights against the darkness the glowworm fights too While fighting against the night

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Story : Home Comes The Bullock Cart

~Paramendra Bhagat~ It was past sunset. The village was veiled in the growing dark. Lanterns burned kerosene to throw the meager light in the little courtyards in front of the mud houses that sometimes made its way onto the narrow … Continue reading

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Story : The End Of The World

~Sushma Joshi~ One day, everybody was talking about it. It had even been printed in the newspapers. A great and learned sadhu had prophesized a conflagration, a natural disaster of such proportions that more than half of the world’s population … Continue reading

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Poem : Freedom Fighter

~Madhuban Paudel~ As I pass by that corner My eyes are struck on him ! A lonely man under that lamp post On a torn wheel-chair He laments every day He lost his both legs long ago struggling as a … Continue reading

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Story : An Immutable Loss

~K. Anish Pokharel~ It was one of those cold, windy mornings of January of the year 2001; seismic waves got manifested in their worst possible form in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was the movement of the Indian sub-continental … Continue reading

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Story : Strangers at Home

~Ajit Baral~ My sister walks past us and climbs down the stairs and out into the garden she goes without looking at us—not even from the corner of her eyes. “What has come between you two?” asks Father. “Nothing,” I … Continue reading

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Poem : Thinley Alive With Caravan

~Krisu Chhetri~ Freezing cold Judgement falls like snow From the eaves of roofs Heart shivers with cold Thinley becomes salt And stands on the caravan of salt, Thinley barters pain with salt,

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Story : Status Quo

~Paramendra Bhagat~ He asked if I wanted coffee or tea, and I did not want either, so he started to talk about the weather, then he brought up some news. I was not particularly interested. I was into news myself, … Continue reading

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Poem : Smiling Death

~Abha Niraula~ She looks around, vast emptiness. she tastes the air, bitter sweetness. she laughs aloud, dying laughter. She screams out, Loud Silence.

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Story : The Blockade

~Sushma Joshi~ The blockade started quietly enough, on a rainy day in mid-March. It was the first rain of the year. People breathed in the smell of wet earth as if it was a long-forgotten blessing. In the bushes, the … Continue reading

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Essay : Uniqueness in the Modernist Nepali Literary Discourse

~Abhi Subedi~ Introduction This paper focuses on one important aspect of Nepali literature noticed in the writings of the sixties and seventies. The writings under review can be called modernist by using the occidental nomenclature for writings that satisfy certain … Continue reading

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Story : WAYWARD BAHUN (Bigrayko Bahun)

~Rupnarayan Sinha~ That day, in order to attend to an urgent work, I had to reach Rameychap at any cost. It was the month of Shrawan and the rivers and rivulets were in spate. However, I had no alternative to … Continue reading

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Story : Unmaking

~Prawin Adhikari~ Binod couldn’t think straight anymore. He couldn’t decide if it was his negligence or an occult power that kept him from finishing Smriti’s portrait. He could paint fine; there was nothing lacking in the thought and skill he … Continue reading

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Memoir : My Grandfather

~Rigzin Dekhang~ My grandfather is a lively character, full of life but still carries his hatred of the Chinese. On the first night of Losar, he was seen singing and dancing with the younger folks around a bonfire.

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Story : Momo Junction

~Paramendra Bhagat~ The latecomers went straight for the kill, those whose appetites had been whetted by a few rounds of servings competed; in the semi-dark it was a strain to reckon faces. Newcomers and veterans mingled. The apartment complex had … Continue reading

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Poem : Grasshopper’s Mustaches, Sounds & Furies in Sand-Valley

~Ram Prasad Prasain~ Before turning innocent smiles into voices Greenery looks yellowish today Where life starts mutability The echoes from dense Vrindha vana Reverberates from caves to caves, Eden to Eden, and times to times With reconcile provocation Of happiness … Continue reading

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Story : Cheese

~Sushma Joshi~ Gopi encountered cheese two years after he came down to Kathmandu. Prakash Babu was returning from Switzerland. That land of miraculous clocks which always told the time in minute precision, not like the few minutes late, few minutes … Continue reading

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Poem : Echoing Civilizations from Sands’ Valley

~Ram Prasad Prasain~ Having adhered Into the gist of existential continuum Peace is getting bloomed Slowly and steadily Lampooning the germinated seeds in human desires Pompous outlined of headaches and heartaches With Amity and Enmity

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Story : The Myth Of Three Words

~K. Anish Pokharel~ Abhaya finally got rid of his uneasy dream. It was already nine in the morning. This seemed unusual; but that day he had reasons for oversleeping. However, he was not sure what may have caused it, but … Continue reading

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Essay : The Evolution of Nepali Fiction

~Taranath Sharma~ Don’t seal my mouth It has to speak for the coming generations Don’t restrain my pen It has to signal the coming truth Don’t chain my feet For I have to embark on a new path – Bishweshwar … Continue reading

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Story : One Leg Down

~Paramendra Bhagat~ After getting unloaded in downtown St. Louis, Tim Brown sent messages over his highway master to inform his dispatcher he was empty, hoping to pick up a load and head home early for the weekend, if possible. He … Continue reading

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Poem : The tongue of a prey in the Falcon’s nest

~Baldev Bhatta “Bihani”~ Inexorable mourning for the sunken sun deprecates the approaching rays in the morning, In the removed honor of my absconding deities The word today holds the furious shocks of sunken sun !! Your stubborn glories of the … Continue reading

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Story : Waiting for Rain

~Sushma Joshi~ The killings started sporadically: a few in the Far West, a few in the Far East. A few Nepali Congress leaders and a few United Marxist-Leninists. A village of suspected Maoists, some dangerous students. A few here and … Continue reading

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Fictional Story : The Messiah

~Prawin Adhikari~ Mother died and left me alone, wearing white, my head shorn, worrying about nothing, and with only two cowries to my name. Nothing tethered me to the village of my birth, so I sold what little I had … Continue reading

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Poem : A BROOK: THE MEANING OF MEANING !

~Samadarshi Kainla~ A brook A brook means Ultromotivity ! it means a whole decession- flowing to make pantisocrasy it is likely that an intellectual turmoil of aqua. A brook means more than transubstantiation- even the transubstantiation is looking a vivid … Continue reading

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Story : Story of Love

~Unknown~ A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. … Continue reading

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Poem : Dance in Dark

~Sanat Acharya~ My mates called me today I was so happy I can’t say I was going to dance in 100 lights With mates all over in my sights It was long before in my lands In the air, all … Continue reading

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Poem : A way in a Dream

~Arun Budhathoki~ Is like a silhouette Of year?s first spring?s greedy shower, The waiting place spurned by unhealthy driver Splashes, the light of darkness dissolves In the thick purging drops of sympathy, Rain?s flower bloom from the falling cries And … Continue reading

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