Stories By 'Dipesh Risal'
Pandit Bijayaraj has enjoyed a position of power at the Durbar for many years, thanks to his alliance with Sri 3 Maharaj Jung Bahadur Rana. But a seemingly minor encounter between Bijayaraj and his pupil Crown Prince Trailokya is about to unravel everything
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Laccho, relegated to history as a minor character in the high drama constantly being enacted at the Hanumandkoka Royal Palace, takes centre stage in this fictional reformulation of a real historic event which until now has languished as a single, small footnote in historic records.
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What is being violated is the shared cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Every person that calls Kathmandu his or her home should be outraged
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19 April, 1843 CE. Thapathali. Ganesh Kumari, the mother of Kaji Jung Bahadur Kunwar, prepares gaajal, an eye liner believed to soothe the eye and ward off evil. Clouds of political turmoil are heavy over Nepal. A major change of the guards is in the works. Which only presages a much more violent shift in Nepali politics three years later, due to events at an army arsenal near Hanuman Dhoka called the Kot. But that is another story.
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