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    Richa Bhattarai is the Communications Officer at WWF Nepal, Hariyo Ban Program. She is passionate about communications as her career and writing as her vocation. Her anthology of short stories, Fifteen and Thr3e Quarters, was published in 2011.


  • म नारीवादी होइन, प्रिय/ I am not a feminist.

    October 12, 2016 • नेपाली • Author:

    म नारीवादी होइन, प्रिय I am not a feminist. मेरो भन्नु यत्ति हो — जब म दिनभरिको कामले गलेर कार्यालयको कामले थाकेर घर फर्केर...

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  • सवारी चालक अनुमतिपत्र नविकरण प्रक्रिया: [ License Renewal Process]

    August 20, 2016 • नेपाली • Author:

    एक दुइ जनाले भनेको सुनेकी थिएँ, लाइसेन्स नविकरण आफैं गर्न सकिन्न, अरुलाई पैसा दिएर गर्नुपर्छ । आफैं नविकरण गर्न...

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  • The Uninvited

    June 13, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    Fifteen years of the same thing happening month after month. I should be better prepared for it by now, and yet it delights in surprising me whenever it can. Possibly every month, if it had its way. The thing that is called a period, and tries hard to insert a comma into life. Imagine this....

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  • Games Girls Don’t Play

    March 4, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    “Ready?” she calls out. I gulp, and nod, and cup my hands. The ball hurtles towards me, and I put an arm over my face. The slightly-deflated ball makes contact with my arm, then bounces to the ground and lays there, mocking me. I am thankful that the instructor doesn’t sigh. “Okay,” she...

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  • Confessions of Crushaholic

    January 18, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    I am Pandora, and this is my box. It would be an interesting topic, this, everyone confessing about the things they have done for their crushes in the heat (?) of the moment. But then, we wait and we pause, and think how people would judge us if we were to spill the beans. And …...

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  • Dates and Oranges

    November 25, 2015 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    His name on my phone screen. Butterflies, butterflies. There must be 651 species of butterflies in Nepal and all of them come to roost in my tummy. He wants my class notes. He wants… want… I want him. “Hello?” “Hi. Ke Cha?” “Good, good. What were you doing?” I was thinking of you....

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  • The Day He Lived

    August 25, 2015 • FICTION • Author:

    These god damned dogs! One would begin howling, and then another, and a third, until the air was filled with their screeches and yowls. Nishan had heard of wolves doing that, but then, he mused, dogs belonged to the wolf family too. Their infernal racketing had woken him up from his afternoon...

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  • Wandering through Words

    August 18, 2015 • CULTURE • Author:

    Often times, we come across a dish that looks delicious, and tastes amazing. But then, it lacks something that we cannot put a finger upon – perhaps it was a little bland, or missing a hint of vinegar or just a tad overcooked. It makes you realize that the dish could have been better than...

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  • Was he not my prince?

    July 14, 2015 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    When you see him, they said, You will know. You will know by his eyes. I understand what they mean When I first see his green-grey eyes So startlingly different from my brown ones. My heart tells me he is the one. I bend down to caress him, His knobby chin, his squashy nose. He …...

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  • Love, interrupted

    June 8, 2015 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Why are we taught to be ashamed of sharing and declaring affections? We were that magical age, sixteen. Three of us girls, talking quite seriously of what-we-wanted-to-be. When talk veered to love. Not solid, shattering love, we thought we were a little too young for that. We called it like. The...

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  • A Non-Misandrist Complain (About Men, Of Course)

    May 8, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    featured image: http://bit.ly/S8SkVW Believe me, I am no Misandrist. Half of the best people in my life come from the male species, they support me and buoy me up and keep me sane — besides lending a fresh perspective to life that is unclogged by the feminine ideas surrounding me at all times....

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  • Forever in exile

    April 10, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    Why thousands of Nepali women are made to feel like an eternal Diaspora “A woman has no home, and no surname.” During my adolescence, anytime I came upon this miserable proverb, my cheeks reddened in anger. What utter nonsense, I muttered under my breath. One of those degrading idioms that have...

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