Stories By 'Sandesh Ghimire'
Manholes swallow school girls whole. Buses and micros paraglide off highways. Something slipped, we come to hear. In some cases it was the attention of the driver, and in others, it was the tyres that skidded because small boulders never got removed after a landslide.
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As we grow older and fit into our routined lives, the echo of temple bells, whistling of a tea kettle, the Kring Kring of rickshaws or the crackling of leaves is fused together in our minds to form a chaos that we learn to avoid.
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“If we allow that human life can be governed by reason, the possibility of life is annihilated.” —Leo Tolstoy
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Curious theatre goers: there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that there is an ongoing stage production whose production value will fill you with awe, excitement, and wonder. The bad news is the production does not have the depth that one expects out of a theatre production.
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What space do the historically deprived, culturally marginalised communities occupy in Nepali society, where individual life and cultural practices are being sacrificed at the altar of the privileged? This is the question that the latest string of plays in Kathmandu’s bourgeoning theatre scene is trying to explore, as they wrestle with the question themselves.
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