Stories By 'Pranaya SJB Rana'
There is perhaps no other activity that is as decidedly human as the obsession over the passage of time, pigeon-holed into days and months and years. No animal marks time so stringently as the human, to paraphrase Mitch Albom.
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The story of space begins with the bed. For, that rectangle is the place where everyone spends most of their lives. One-third of life spent sleeping, lying comatose, eyes closed, transported into a realm few understand.
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In Copenhagen, the skies are perpetually black, and the rain is incessant. Each moment that the clouds part and the sun peeks through feels heaven-sent. In this dark, dank city, it is easy to feel depressive and despondent.
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At around the age of one, the earliest milestone in every human’s life occurs—they take their first step. From crawling about on all floors or being carried by a parent, the child, for the first time, becomes independently mobile. The world is suddenly all around them and under their feet. This is the instance when the child realises, they have autonomy.
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In last decade or so, cycling has seen a resurgence in Kathmandu. Once simply the province of the poor, the bicycles that trawl the streets cost upwards of a lakh or two, more than a motorbike.
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Kathmandu’s summers are unforgiving. The sun at its zenith is a callous god, streaming down sweltering heat that brings beads to any unadorned shoulders.
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