Issue 34

Editor’s note

Tracing the September streets of Poland, through Warsaw and Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan, a trail of singular discovery unfolded as pieces of a puzzle that would configure itself into this issue. This was where the “Mover of the Earth and Stopper of the Sun”, Nicolaus Copernicus had once walked. This was where sixteen Nobel Laureates were nurtured, from Madame Curie to Lech Walesa and poet Wyslawa Szymborska, whom we have featured. This is the land of Chopin. And this is where its people are at the crossroads, seeking a new direction to its future.

In this issue

  • An essential energy, A new quest
    Nepal lies neatly at the centre of the world’s largest growth region. As a developing country, Nepal is experiencing...
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  • Paubha, vegetable dyes and vintage eyes
    ‘Paubha’ is a traditional Nepalese style of scroll painting that features Hindu or Buddhist deities.
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  • Centre Stage
    An amalgam of various genres, Nepali theatre has existed over two millennia in its ritualistic, classical, Parsi, realist and...
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  • The Didgeridoo. Communing with the universe
    Salil Subedi has transcended physical and aesthetic territories to discover the joy of the didgeridoo, originally a 1500 years...
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  • Being Nepali
    The Nepali people belong to more than 102 ethnicities, castes and other groups and speak more than 92 living...
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  • Women and religion
    "Out of 300 devotees fasting for the month of celebration, very few are male; most of them are women...
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  • Wry eye
    Voices of resistance being crucial to any society, Baral’s is clearly a critical one in engaging with the most...
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  • Next gen Nepal
    Nepal is the world’s youngest republic with a youth population of 6.31 million between the ages 15 to 29,...
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  • If Buddha was alive!
    Archaeologist Robin Coningham of UK’s Durham University reaffirmed in 2013 that the big debate about when and where Buddha...
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  • Inside the bravehearts
    Nepal has no conflict with any nation in the world. It is tragic, therefore, that thousands of Gurkha lives...
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  • Poetry
    From the vast stretching green land of my mind Up to the rows of elevating blue hills of thought With the...
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  • Girls and Godesses
    The Kumari or Kumari Devi is a pre-pubescent girl child selected by a council from the Newar community and...
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  • Fifty shades of red and blue
    Nepal is the fiction writers ultimate dream where the real and the illusory can be shaken and stirred at...
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  • Frames of References
    Prakash Sayami, a writer and media guru, who has also made a few films, maps the fledgling film industry’s...
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  • Explorations and departures
    We have a window here, into Rauniyar’s world while he is in pre-production of his forthcoming film ‘White Sun’...
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  • Ani Choying Drolma
    Abhay Kumar is in conversation with the Singing Nun who is also a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal.
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  • Sunil Babu Pant
    Sunil Babu Pant is among a record of 278 nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace...
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  • Anuradha Koirala
    Even as I studied at Saint Joseph Convent School in Kalimpong, India, my parents were in fact, my first...
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