Stories By 'Ajit Baral'
The late associate professor of English Shailendra Kumar Singh was one unique book collector. He would spend most of his earning from teaching on books. At times, when his savings weren’t sufficient enough, he would sell land to sustain his book-buying habit—a habit so egregious that it continued long after his failing eyesight incapacitated him to even read the titles of books. No wonder he left behind thousands of books honeycombed in his one story building.
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A technological marvel, the commode is believed to have been invented in the 1590s. I am not sure when it came to Nepal.
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Of the sprinkle of temples situated on either side of the Bagmati River on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, Pashupatinath is the holiest of them all.
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In 2000, I came to Kathmandu; not so much in pursuit of education, as in search of intellectual stimulation.
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