Stories By 'Abijeet Pant'
Seated in her classroom, 82-year-old Til Kumari Ranabhat recollects the one-room building perched on a distant hill she grew up looking at everyday as a child in remote Tanahun. “It used to be a school,” she says, “But growing up in a large, impoverished family of 12, we never had the opportunity to attend it. Dreaming about it while we worked in the fields below was as close as we ever got.”
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Nyayako Awasan, the autobiography of Ganga Maya Adhikari, mother of late Krishna Prasad Adhikari who was murdered by Maoist rebels in 2004, was released amid a function held in the Capital on Friday. Written by journalist and writer Ghanashyam Khadka, the book hits shelves at a time when Ganga Maya has been staging another fast unto death demanding that her son’s murderers are brought to justice.
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This year’s Buddhi-Resham Memorial Artists’ Felicitation has been awarded to three senior writers from Nepal. In a programme organised by the Jalarika Literary Foundation, on Monday, writers Krishna Bhakta Shrestha, Anita Tuladhar, and Ashesh Malla were conferred the awards in genres poetry, story, and theatre, respectively.
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A weeklong event to empower caregivers of children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders started in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
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At sundown each evening, the New Baneshwor junction transforms into a melee of people desperate to get home. Hundreds of students and office-goers congregate on the sidewalks for vehicles to stop and pick them up, while vehicles that make their way to almost every part of the city and beyond keep an eye out for stragglers. The task of keeping in check the nightly onslaught falls on the officers of the Metropolitan Traffic Police. And each evening the pair of mounted police officers stationed at the crossroad play a crucial role in preventing imminent chaos at the roundabout.
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A solo exhibition titled Story of Mithila Painting was inaugurated on Friday at the Sarwanam Theatre, in the Capital. The exhibition has on display 22 Mithila paintings by the artist Poonam Kumari Das. Present at Das’s sixth solo show were veteran Mithila painter SD Suman, the founder of Sarwanam, Ashesh Malla, and artist/art critique Ramesh Khanal, among others.
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