The Thirsty Crow S01E01 : Butwal and Tinau

The people of Butwal need a good plan to deal with a possible flood in the Tinau river. Are you ready to contribute your ideas? We are looking for ideas that would be the most effective and long lasting. If you need help with the ideas, I suggest you watch the full episode on YouTube…

A Little Town Story

There are so many stories from this town they don't tell you. You will never hear the stories of the neighborhood where all the women had their mouths sewn shut, the house behind the temple with nothing but a wall painted yellow and a photograph hung on the wall that people said wailed during crescent…

The Wrath of a Pandemic

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, deriving inspiration from real life. Don't read this if you are likely to be disturbed by a picture of a difficult future. But let me warn you, it is also very likely that you will be living that future. Dear Reader, I don't know when you're reading this.…

Chasing Euphoria:1

Where was I again? Oh, yes, it was a tea-glass. We had taken refuge in a cheap tea shop this evening. As the evening grew, we ridiculed the government's policy about public gathering in this time of crisis as volumes of people came in the tea shop, touched tea glasses, water mugs, chairs, windows, toilet…

Outside Albuquerque

Sunlight creeps in through openings in the windows and windscreen and tickles my eyelids. I wake up in the front passenger seat in a dusty silver Honda Accord. The first thing I do after I wake up is check the time on my phone. We are late. We were supposed to be up by 5,…

Graveyards

My mom used to tell me of a time when you could smell pyre burning in a funeral in the Shankhamool ghat from our house in Buddhanagar. On a certain gloomy morning, you could almost hear people mourning as the smell of human flesh burning spread in the air. A kilometer away from my home,…

On Gambling

The first date was a gamble. It always is.I am not the best at gambling. I actually hate gambling, to be honest. But as soon as I had seen the prize on the other side, I naturally bet everything I had on her.*"Real estate" by Adam Melchor*I threw a dice in the air as I…

Growing up with Demons in Kathmandu

What do you deduce about a city from the fact that there are temples on every street, on every block in the city? There are a lot of demons. And we carry them around, wherever we go. A lot of our prayers are constant battles with these demons. This Saturday, I participated in a small…

In Conversation With a Bully

Khush has been a total challenge to me since the last year. Last week, I had a chance to talk to him.Khush had decided not to participate in a class that my friend was delivering. Instead, he had chosen to read a book. I can't exactly remember which one but I want to. I will…

An Idiosyncratic Comparison

Throwback to 2007, Nepal is a little less warmer, even amidst a fresh upgrade to a republic nation from a 240 year old monarchy, the people have somehow kept their cool. The mountains are still unaware of a global warming spree. The roads are smaller, towns less dusty, and even the capital doesn't get a…