Stories By 'Richa Bhattarai'
There are books we like because with their dazzling beauty, they make us say ‘wow!’. Others, far fewer in number, weave in an element of surprise or novelty so thought-provoking, we can just whisper a soft ‘Oh!’ Matt Haig’s twelfth novel ‘How to Stop Time’ is one of the latter.
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The star-dappled cover of Faiqa Mansab’s debut novel, This House of Clay and Water, claims it is a story of forbidden love in Pakistan, which it is. The affections of Nida the guilty mother, Sasha the wanton wife and Bhanggi, a dreamy intersex, tangle together in this heightened and seldom told story of love in the streets and dargahs of Lahore.
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The green-yellow fields beyond Tribhuvan University waved at me, beckoning me to come closer, admire them, and take a picture against the clear blue sky. The picturesque terraces were a little out of my favourite route, but that afternoon, I made an exception.
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As the clock strikes 6 am, a municipal tractor in Hile, Dhankuta winds its way across town, collecting waste destined for a landfill 13 kilometres downhill.
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No,” I thought to myself the first time I read about a menstrual cup. This must have been nearly three years ago, when I was on one of my surfing sprees to discover newer and better menstrual products.
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The school-level curricula needs to be based on what students face in day-to-day life
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