In between the lines

Mar 18 2017

As a photojournalist, I specialise in the culture and heritage beat, capturing regional and national jatras, festivals and rituals, and local people and places through my lenses.
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There is a nifty little galli that cuts through the heart of Thamel and connects Jyatha’s Chinatown to familiar haunts clustered around Chaksibari.
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Women’s Studies and Gender Studies as academic programmes have been gradually gaining a foothold in Nepal.
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Some sequels seem fitting or inevitable (Rabbit reduxed and then rich and then resting in peace), while others, usually ones written by somebody besides the original and dead author, feel more like grave robberies. But the impulse toward exhumation can be hard to resist: After all, it’s Margaret Mitchell who’s dead, not Scarlett—right?
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At Ratna Rajyalaxmi Campus in Kathmandu, MA English first year students can’t find seats on the bare iron-wood desk-benches if they do not make it to the single classroom fifteen minutes before the 6:15am class.
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The debate on ethnic federalism makes for an interesting topic for several reasons. It talks about divesting some state power and granting them to smaller entities;
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We have hundreds of political parties in the country but only a dozen participate in the ‘Power Games’ and only a handful get to be part of a government at a time and help themselves with the loot. Yes, gather 10,000 signatures,
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A boy meets a girl. They fall in love. They are of different castes. Their families do not accept their relationship. They run away. Conflict escalates. Finally, the lovebirds return home. The family continues to reject their union. Having exhausted all seemingly possible options, the pair commits suicide.
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Photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is in a bit of a bind. He’s been seeing girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) for a good five months now, long enough that she wants him to meet her parents, spend a couple of days at their place.
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