Stories By 'Abijeet Pant'
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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World maps (in their depictions) tend to exaggerate the size of some places and understate the size of others. Maps are just two-dimensional representations and by obsessing over the distances between the edges and corners of the country, we do an immense injustice to our people, to our history, and to our civilisation that has never been extensive in terms of length and breadth; we are a country of mostly hills and mountains and in terms of volume, there is great depth to Nepal.
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