Stories By 'Raj Kumar Baral'
Poetry is as old as human civilisations and has always been an instrumental tool that people have used to give words to their feelings. Sometimes it is used as a means for releasing spontaneous creativity; at other times it serves as a mirror that reflects the social, political and economic realities of the society that it takes seed in, even when the reflection does not paint a rosy picture.
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I could never understand the meaning of god nor could I be assured of his existence.
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Although some friends recommended me not to wallow on Kumar Nagarkoti’s Mistika, with its loose and baggy plotline, twisty narrative and a bizarre story structure, I decided to pick it up nevertheless. Encouraged, perhaps, by myexperience of excavating highly experimental western texts like Ulysses by James Joyce and V by Thomas Pynchon, though in several attempts, I was ready to commit to deciphering Nagarkoti’s latest offering.
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Ghazal, an ancient form of poetry practiced in the Middle East since long before the birth of Islam, mostly explores the theme of unrequited love.
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Consensus has become a buzzword of Nepali politics in recent years. Political parties, especially the top leaders
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The stories collected in Hulaki, edited by Eda Upadhyaya, are attempts at capturing and understanding the human condition—the suffering and the trials that mark our earthly lives
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