Tag Archives: Sushma Joshi

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

Posted in Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment