Stories By 'Richa Bhattarai'
The star-dappled cover of Faiqa Mansab’s debut novel, This House of Clay and Water, claims it is a story of forbidden love in Pakistan, which it is. The affections of Nida the guilty mother, Sasha the wanton wife and Bhanggi, a dreamy intersex, tangle together in this heightened and seldom told story of love in the streets and dargahs of Lahore.
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The green-yellow fields beyond Tribhuvan University waved at me, beckoning me to come closer, admire them, and take a picture against the clear blue sky. The picturesque terraces were a little out of my favourite route, but that afternoon, I made an exception.
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As the clock strikes 6 am, a municipal tractor in Hile, Dhankuta winds its way across town, collecting waste destined for a landfill 13 kilometres downhill.
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No,” I thought to myself the first time I read about a menstrual cup. This must have been nearly three years ago, when I was on one of my surfing sprees to discover newer and better menstrual products.
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Annie Zaidi has dabbled in many forms of the arts—a novella and some excellent short stories, movie scripts and memoirs, poetry and plays. Her latest attempt,
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Or more specifically, a loud, obnoxious, highly volatile masculine character. Markedly intolerant,
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