Viplavi

It is nearly 5 pm and the cloistered neighbourhood of Nhaikantala in Asan feels exhausted from a hectic day of shoppers streaming in and out of its jewellery and electronic stores.
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Born in Kathmandu and raised in Okhaldhunga, Bhadra Kumari Ghale is a significant personality in contemporary Nepali history. Eighty-seven-year-old Ghale who is a social worker, painter, women’s right activist, and former minister, is also an author with over 140 books to her name. In this conversation with Post's Abijeet Pant, Ghale talks about her love for literature and what inspires her to keep writing. Excerpts:
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Nepal Police has a new IGP. It’s always big news when the time comes for Nepal Police to get a new person to head the institution.
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The winding road smoothes down and runs parallel to the broad, calm river.
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Two weeks ago, Kathmandu’s streets turned once again into a battleground between those asserting power and those challenging it. This time, Newar activists and homeowners went up against the might of the burgeoning neoliberal state.
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In between the ever increasing sprawl of Kathmandu and the still-somewhat-ancient metropolis of Bhaktapur is a little town that often slips under the radar of those plying on the Arkino Highway.
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Seduction of Print Making, a group exhibition of prints, is an ongoing exhibit at the Siddhartha Art Gallery in Babarmahal. The show comprises 199 works by 21 printmakers as well as those by eight guest artists, better known for their facility with media aside from printmaking.
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You know you’re watching a masterful horror when the knowledge of an errant nail poking out of the floorboards fills you with as much (if not more) dread as a glimpse of the many-fanged entities at the centre of all the fuss.
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