Thomas Bell’s chronicle of the contemporary history of Kathmandu includes conversations with Maoists on the field, army and police personnel, expatriates, as well as ordinary people living in the city, and is episodic and shifting constantly in perspective, tone, time, and place.
This satirical science fiction novel by Ling Ma follows Candace Chen, an unfulfilled Bible product coordinator, before and after the Shen Fever epidemic slowly obliterates global civilisation.
The Wayward Daughter
Shradha Ghale’s often autobiographical novel offers aspects of life in a Janjati family and portrays a rich cross-section of Nepali society, showing how caste, class, and gender influence everyday life in Kathmandu.
Often hailed as one of the funniest books ever written, Joseph Heller’s satirical take on war centers around a US Army bombardier and his cohorts’ desperation to stay alive during World War II.
The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert’s Pulitzer prize winning book about the future of the world blends intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.Watch with your kids
3 April, 3:20pm, HBO
The Hunt for Red October
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. CIA analyst Jack Ryan thinks the commander of the submarine is planning to defect, and he only has hours to prove it.
4 April, 2pm, Cinemax
After a tragic accident destroys their friendship, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
5 April, 8:20am, HBO
A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
6 April, 3:15pm, Cinemax
Over The Hedge
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating. Enjoy the movie with your kids.
7 April, 2:45pm, HBO
In this iconic musical-play turned film, good girl Sandy and greaser Danny, who had an unforgettable summer romance, discover they are now in the same high school. Will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their differences?
8 April, 10:40am, Cinemax
A group of animals who have spent all their life in a New York zoo end up in the jungles of Madagascar and struggle to adjust to living in the wild in this animated kids’ movie.
9 April, 2:15pm, HBO
Audio Bites by Shutter Corp films offers discussions with Nepali public figures on social issues including mental health, motherhood, social media, the environment and more. Find Audio Bites on YouTube.
The Mortified Podcast
A storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids in front of total strangers. Find Mortified on Stitcher.
Longform features weekly behind-the-story interviews with non-fiction writers, including how journalists got started and brought major stories to the public.
An anthology fiction podcast that features intriguing short stories spanning genres. If you’re confused about where to begin, start by listening to their story That’s Democracy.
Each episode of Lore is an examination of dark historical tales that explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history.