On Saturday

Turgenev dissed Russia but is still lionised as literary star by touchy Kremlin

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has often reveled in the majesty of Russian culture, particularly literary giants like Ivan Turgenev, whose country mansion the Russian state recently renovated as a showcase of national pride.

Andrew Higgins, Mar 16 2019

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New Zealand mosque shootings leave 49 dead

A gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, killing 49 people in an afternoon slaughter that in part was broadcast live online after the publication of a white supremacist manifesto.

Charlotte Graham-McLay, Austin Ramzy, Daniel VictorMar 16 2019

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What to read if you want to write well

Writing might seem like an art, but it is as much perseverance and hard work, countless hours of toiling late nights over books, reading and rereading.


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A toxic history of literary rivalries

When my first book was published last year I wasn’t prepared for how unhinged I would become. I’d expected review-induced nerves and worries that swung from “No one will read it” to “Oh God, someone is actually going to read it”.

Lulah Ellender, Mar 16 2019

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Coming together for good

On March 11, a three-wheeler pickup drove into Neemkhotiya village in Bardiya. On the back of the truck, there were five bio-sand filters meant to be delivered and distributed to families in the village.


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Desperation and diversity

The east-west tour led by Naya Shakti coordinator and former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai across Nepal’s mid-hills has brought to light, once again, the plight of the people living across the country’s largest geographical region.

Mohan Guragain, Mar 16 2019

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We’re we're queer

Meghna Lama has walked the runway for dozens of fashion shows—but never as an opener.

Mar 16 2019

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Here are five classic Nepali songs that refuse to die

Living in a house with three different generations—a 93-year-old grandmother, a 53-year-old father and 27-year-old me—I grew up listening to old Nepali songs.

Alisha Sijapati, Mar 16 2019

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Subima Shrestha: Art gives you roots to spread your branches

Born and raised in the heart of Patan, Subima Shrestha didn’t know anything about Indian classical dance forms in her youth.

Mar 16 2019

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