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What we are and are not yet

What do Narayan Wagle, Yug Pathak, Narayan Dhakal, Krishna Dharabasi and Buddhisagar Chapain have in common?


The centre need not hold

Perhaps because we were forced to memorize rather than learn, I recall nothing of the SLC English-language curriculum. As for literature there was none.


The 2013 SAARC Festival of Literature

The first inkling I had that the SAARC Festival of Literature was not quite what a gathering of self-proclaimed “mad dreamers” suggested was on the bus from Delhi to Agra. A veteran of several editions gave way to my questioning and conceded it wasn’t “serious”. The second was when I pushed my way through the scrum at the Grand Hotel’s reception to find, to my chagrin, that delegates had been paired off, two a bed. Was this about fostering good neighbourly relations? The third reminder came when the next morning, the obligatory Sufi performer began, “Since this is a Sufi festival…” Festival Directrice Ajeet Cour, best known for 1985’s Khanabadosh, corrected him, “This is not a Sufi festival!”


Larsson’s millions (Kreadle)

Krea•dle | krē•dle |
noun
a superficial review of a book based on a speed read of a free sample delivered to a Kindle, occasionally supplemented with wiki-based research and free-ranging prejudices: “Oh, just do a Kreadle, who has the time to read a whole book these days?”
The girl who has tattoos, plays with fire, mucks about [...]


 

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