Stories By 'Dipesh Risal'
Krishna Bahadur clutched the roll of papers tighter and entered the dalaan discreetly. Bam Bahadur’s court with Jung Bahadur had not ended. The two older brothers were going back and forth about matters of administration. They were beginning to get quite good at it. Krishna Bahadur watched tulu tulu with envy.
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Chakrawatendra Malla, giddy, nervous, too young to understand the powers he had just acquired, tried to walk confidently towards the elephant stable. He had mentally prepared himself for this day for years.
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The house itself is rather squeezed-in, the way most Newar houses in the valley are, but the owner of the house is planning to expand the wings soon onto land recently wrested off of some pesky Jha Brahmans.
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We lost a prominent Kathmandu icon during the earthquake of 2015: Kasthamandap, the storied building which was then thought to be about a thousand years old, but is now believed to have existed many centuries earlier in some form.
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Rain

Dipesh Risal, Jun 25 2017

It starts yonder, over the slopes of Chandragiri. Yonder to the West where Chandragiri with its majestic elephant head guards over our valley like a sentinel. Pluffywite clouds, scattered about but only yesterday, collude over the elephant head of Chandragiri, doing kanekhusi in a language we do not understand.
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Darshan Gurujyu.May health, peace and tranquility always be preserved in your gãth. May you become a true chakrawarti ruler like your forefathers.
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