Discover “The Sweetheart”

The Sweetheart by Dr. Ujjwal Bikram Khadka

Dr. Ujjwal Bikram Khadka has ventured into chick lit with his second novel “The Sweetheart- A Novella.”

Ujjwal’s first novel “Gabu’s Ethereal Universe” was a well written work of fiction which came out last year. Published by Good Times Books, the chick lit titled “The Sweetheart- A Novella” is soon to be released in Nepal. The novel is based on a handicapped girl’s journey into self discovery and the meaning of love and life itself.

Ujjwal can be contacted at uzwalsamu@gmail.com and on Twitter @bikram_ujjwal.

You can read his previous novel Gabu’s Ethereal Universe on the Nepali Bytes app. Here is the link to the Nepali Bytes Android app

Image source: Good Times Books website

भृकुटीमण्डपको पुस्तक मेला समापन

Book fair at Bhrikutimandap

भृकुटीमण्डपमा चलिरहेको पुस्तक मेला हिजो औपचारिक रुपमा समापन भएको छ | एक हफ्ता चलेको सो मेलामा सबै उमेरका पाठक वर्गको बाक्लो उपस्थिति देख्न पाइयो|

बन्दले केहि प्रभाव पारे पनि धेरै असर भने देखिएन | सबै जसो पुस्तक स्टलहरुमा किताबहरु व्यापक छुटका साथ् पाठकहरुले किन्न पाएकोमा खुशी देखिन्थ्ये | हाल पुस्तक हरुको मूल्य बढ्दो क्रममा रहेतापनि पाठकहरु सबै गुनासो लाई किनार लगाउदै राम्रा कहलिएका पुस्तकहरु निर्धक्क संग किनमेल गरेको पाइयो | प्रकाशकहरु पनि बढ्दो पाठकहरुको भीड के आफुहरुलाई उत्साहित बनाएको जानकारी गराये | यहि मेला को अवसर पारेर धेरै पुस्तकहरुपनि विमोचन भए | यस पुस्तक मेला को आयोजना के जी ग्रुपले गरेका थिए |

कुमार नगरकोटीको “मिस्टिका”

Mystica Kumar Nagarkoti

“मिस्टिका” कुमार नगरकोटी को पहिलो उपन्यासको लोकार्पण भाद्र ३ गत्ते एक भव्य समारोहका बिच सम्पन्न भयो | Attic Bar टंगाल मा भएको उक्त कार्यक्रममा बुकहिल पब्लीकेसन का प्रतिनिधि भूपेंद्र खड़काले केही नयाँ गर्न केही कसर बाँकि राख्नु भएन | समारोह मा वक्ताहरुका रुप मा हामीले अनुप बराल जो आफै पनि यस पुस्तकका एक पात्र पनि हुन् र गनेश पौडेलजी जो Random Readers Society नामक संस्था चलाउनु हुन्छ | गनेशजीले एकदमै सुन्दर समिक्षा गर्नुभो पुस्तक को साथै यस साँझ साहित्य जगतका हस्ती हरुको ठुलै जमात देख्न पाइयो | अन्त्यमा : नगरकोटी स्वयम्ले पुस्तकको पछिल्लो भागको अंश पढेर कार्यक्रमको समापन एकदमै रोचक ढङ्गले गर्नुभयो| पुस्तक को बजार मुल्य ४९९ तोकिएको छ |

an evening with mystica

Book Hill event with Kumar Nagarkoti

Fiction writer Kumar Nagarkoti’s new novel “Mystica” will be unveiled tomorrow (Thursday) at Attic.

Starting at 4:30pm, the program will start at Attic. Attic is located at Tangal. Many people are looking forward to the novel and will surely be at the book launch event.

Kumar Nagarkoti’s Fossil won the National Booksellers and Publishers Association of Nepal (NBPAN) Barsha Pustak 2013. Fossil was published by Nepa~laya.

Are you excited about Mystica? Share your thoughts on the comments.

Image source: Bhupendra Khadka’s Twitter page

बुक लभर्स नेपालको Open Air Poetry

Book Lovers Nepal Open Air event

“बुक लभर्स नेपाल” ले आफ्नो सातौ संस्करण पवित्र पशुपति क्षेत्र स्थित गुह्यश्वरी मन्दिर परिसरमा सफलतापूर्वक सम्पन्न गरेको छ। श्रावण महिनाको अन्तिम दिन पारेर आयोजित उक्त कार्यक्रमलाई “open air poetry” नाम दिईएको थियो।

कार्यक्रममा सहभागी सम्पुर्ण साहित्यप्रेमी स्रष्टाहरुले आ-आफुले लेखेको कविता वाचन गरेका थिए। उक्त भेलामा बुक लभर्स ग्रुपका अधिकाशं सदस्य लगायत केही नयाँ अागन्तुकहरुको पनि उपस्थिती रह्यो। कार्यक्रममा बोल्दै आगन्तुक मध्यकै एकजनाले कार्यक्रममा देखिएको सहभागिताबाट आफुहरु पनि कविता लेख्न प्रेरित भएको बताए।

बुक लभर्स भविष्य मा हुने कार्यक्रमहरु आफ्नो फेशबुक पेजबाट जानकारी दिने संस्थाका अध्यक्ष विवेक मिश्रले जानकारी दिनुभयो।

Image source: Bibek Mishra

Open Air Poetry with Book Lovers Nepal and Literary Aspirants

Book Lovers Nepal

Book Lovers Nepal is hosting a poetry event on the banks of Bagmati river on Monday, SHRAWAN 32 (August 17) from 4pm to 7pm.

Book Lovers Nepal members and literary enthusiasts will gather on Monday to write poems (and recite) according to the setting. The topic for the poem would be a personal choice. Poems in either Nepali or English is welcome.

For more details or to post your queries to the group, visit their Facebook page at Book Lovers Nepal And Literary Aspirants नेपाली हो !!

Image source: Open Air Poetry with Book Lovers Nepal and Literary Aspirants Facebook event page

Joys of novel writing with Buddhi Sagar and Kumar Nagarkoti

Buddhi Sagar and Kumar Nagarkoti event

Shilpee Theatre hosted a literary program titled “Joys of Novel Writing, Unusual conversation with Kumar Nagarkoti and Buddhi Sagar” on August 7th, 2015. During the conversation, the writers discussed about their upcoming novels Kumar Nagarkoti’s Mystica and Buddhi Sagar’s Firfire.

The authors shared their journey and experiences of writing their respective novels. Buddhi Sagar had more to say about the amount of hardwork and concentration it requires to accomplish writing a novel. He also mentioned his way of writing by designing plots and fitting characters into it. He also mentioned how some of the writers have their own kind of approach. Kumar Nagarkoti, famous for his own style had more to say about the flow with which he writes his fictions.

Image source: Yubaraj Ghimire Twitter page

“Unlikely Storytellers” released

Unlikely storytellers by Bikash Sangraula

Bikash Sangruala (@writerbikash) has released a fictional work titled Unlikely Storytellers. The book is published by Nepalaya Publication.

As reported in The Himalayan Times, Unlikely Storytellers captures Nepali society’s contemporary themes — broken families, strained relationships, lost childhood, love, sex, marital infidelity, war, guilt, mental illness, hope and more. Spanning over 2002-2013, the story is set in places like Dolakha, Rukum, Solukhumbu and Kathmandu, among others.

The book was launched at The British Council, Kathmandu on July 28, 2015.

Image source: Nepalaya Facebook page

Dhruva Thapa’s ‘The Dream We Had Together’ Released

Dhruva Thapa's ‘The dream we had together’

Dhruva Thapa has released a poetry collection titled ‘The Dream We Had Together.’

Dhruva Thapa’s ‘The Dream We Had Together’ was officially launched on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Hs Lordships restaurant in Berkeley, California. The poetry anthology has 40 selected English poems written between 2002 and 2015. Dhruva’s previous books include “Taste of the Himalayas” cookbook and Nepali poetry book “Dhruva Thapaka geet ra Kabitaharu.”

Jim Hughes, Ph.D., Writer and teacher consultant, Bay Area Writing Project said of the book “Reading the poems of Dhruva Thapa is being in the presence of a great heart – one just, generous, and sympathetic. One of his most powerful poems is about serving in the revolution. Sadly, he discovers that once they had won the war, the same suffering and injustices returned…. But he never gives up hope: ‘I am waiting for the moment / When the day passes / Without alarming the night…”. Similarly, Dr. Tika Lamsal, Department of Rhetoric and Language, University of San Francisco says Poet and Literary Journalist Dhruva Thapa’s collection of poems emerges as a notable contribution in the horizon of Nepali Diaspora Literature in North America.

Dhruva Thapa announced that sales from the books on the launch night will be donated to the victims of recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Image source: Dhruva Thapa

BHAVISYAVANI by Dreams Magazine

Dreams Magazine Poetry contest

Dreams Magazine is organizing a unique poetry contest titled “BHAVISYAVANI.”

To participate in this poetry contest, you need to submit your poetry in Nepali by Bhadra 1 (August 18). If you are in Nepal, then you have to pay Rs. 100 and if you are submitting the poem from abroad, its $5 to enter in this contest. There are five different locations within Kathmandu that you can submit your poetry and the payment (listed on Dreams Magazine website).

Winners will get cash prizes, an opportunity to recite in public and get published in a book to be marketed internationally. For more details, please visit here: http://mydreamsmag.com/article/bhavisyavani/

Amar Neupane’s Karodaun Kasturi Arrives Today

Amar Neupane’s highly anticipated book “Karodaun Kasturi” releases today at 3pm at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.

Amar Neupane's Karodaun Kasturi

Amar Neupane was the Madan Puraskar recipient for his book, Seto Dharti. Karodaun Kasturi is the author’s second novel. Niraj Bhari of Fine Print posted a short promotional video for Karodaun Kasturi on his YouTube page.

Image source: Amar Neupane Twitter page

निम्तो : नारायण ढकालको ‘वृषभ वध’माथि गुरुङ सुशान्तको परिचर्चा

Random Readers' Society of Nepal

Random Readers’ Society of Nepal will host a Monsoon Special on Saturday, July 11 in Pokhara.

There will be a discussion on वृषभ वध, a novel by Narayan Dhakal @bnarayand. The lead presenter will be Gurung Sushanta. The event will take place at Pokhara Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Please arrive by 7:30am as the event starts at 8am. For any questions or directions, contact 9856031647.

Image source: Random Readers’ Society of Nepal Facebook page

Poets take stage at 27th edition of Poemandu

Poets took stage at 27th edition of Poemandu at Nepal Bharat Library. The monthly event at the library hosted poets who recited poems in various languages. It was the first event at Nepal Bharat Library after the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

For continuous updates on poetry events in Nepal, continue to visit Nepali Bytes.

27th edition of Poemandu at Nepal Bharat Library

Poemandu at Nepal Bharat Library

Literary events in Kathmandu are back. Embassy of India and B.P. Koirala India Nepal Foundation is hosting the 27th edition of Poemandu – recitation of poems in languages such as Nepali, Hindi, English, Urdu, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Newari on Thursday, June 18, 2015. 27th edition of Poemandu will start at 4pm at Nepal Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building, New Road Gate.

Image source: India in Nepal (Embassy of India Kathmandu) Facebook page

किताब साटासाट कार्यक्रम शिल्पी नाट्य समूहमा

Shilpee Natya Samuha

Shilpee Theatre will host a range of literary programs tomorrow at its premises in Battisputali.

Starting at 12pm, there will be poetry readings, film showcase, story reading, book signing and exchange of books. We will be at Shilpee Theatre and hope to see you there as well.

Image source: Shilpee Natya Samuha Facebook page