On Saturday

Keeping the faith

In a small town just to the west of Madrid, a cathedral is being built—just as it has been for the past 56 years. It is a symbol of one man’s faith and dedication.

Sam Jones, Oct 14 2017

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After 6,000 years of human habitation, one family and lots of mice

There are two ways to consider the imposing Erbil citadel, a huge mound 100 feet above the flat plain on which this city of one million sits.

Rod Nordland, Oct 14 2017

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The inevitable backlash against Instagram’s favourite poet

Rupi Kaur has achieved a rare feat for a modern poet: mainstream popularity. Part of a new generation of instapoets—young poets publishing verse primarily on social media—Kaur,

Priya Khaira-Hanks, Oct 14 2017

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Teach your children well

Anbika Giri’s new children’s book, Hamro Kura Pani Sunnus, gives a peek into the psyche of the children and their vast emotional world.

Oct 14 2017

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Enchanted at Selfie Hill

Manholes swallow school girls whole. Buses and micros paraglide off highways. Something slipped, we come to hear. In some cases it was the attention of the driver, and in others, it was the tyres that skidded because small boulders never got removed after a landslide.

Sandesh Ghimire, Oct 14 2017

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Poll vault

As three layers of elections are necessary to implement the federal structure outlined in the 2015 constitution, political parties are coming together to form electoral alliances or to announce party mergers.


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No more constipation!

We are done with our local elections and as usual, it was the crooks and the corrupt who managed to win big with their muscles and money.

Guffadi, Oct 14 2017

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A jatra like no other

In Handigaun—an ancient quarter of Kathmandu—there is a popular myth that a woman in labour was calling out for her mother in pain.

Oct 14 2017

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Lost in translation

Consider these lines excerpted from the epic poem The Conference of Birds, written by the twelfth century Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar:

Timothy Aryal, Oct 14 2017

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A pair of hauntings

Watching two new films back-to-back—both pertaining, broadly, to the realm of supernatural fiction, but utterly dissimilar in most other ways—has made for some interesting observations.

OBIE SHRESTHA, Oct 14 2017

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When construction of a road linking Besisahar in Lamjung to Chame in the trans-Himalayan district of Manang began in 2010, the project invited plenty of scepticism.


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Birds of a feather

At 24, Tribhuvan Army Club’s (TAC) badminton prodigy Ratnajit Tamang has won almost everything he can domestically. His trophy cabinet is filled with 22 titles he has collected over the last five years,

Adarsha Dhakal, Oct 14 2017

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