The Winners of Inter School Essay Writing Competition 2013 are;
(In English Category)
065 E Simon Rawal – FIRST
O79 D Asmita Bhatta -SECOND
096 A Slesha Shrestha -THIRD
093 C Prabin Uprety – FOURTH
(In Nepali Category)
009D Sudip Ghimire – FIRST
021 A Birendra Madai – SECOND
018 C Akriti Ghimire – THIRD
038 C Sabin Lamichane – FOURTH
Congratulations to the winners!
This Inter School Essay Writing Competition is a joint effort of Himalayan Readers’ Bookclub and Nepal Library Foundation to aware youths about Food Insecurity due to current trend of food waste and loss i.e., 1.3 billion tons of food is either being lost or wasted every year according to FAO’s data. This is a campaign for reducing our foodprint to end hunger meanwhile reducing pressure on ecology to produce more food mere to waste!
The Himalayan Readers’ Bookclub and the Nepal Library Foundation are jointly organizing an Inter-School Essay Writing Competition for secondary level students with this year’s UNEP’s theme of ‘Think. Eat. Save. Reduce Your Foodprint’. Continue reading
Last fall a friend of mine visited his hometown Darjeeling, he returned back to Kathmandu along with Darjeelingey churpi and a book. The book’s cover picture was appealing; an innocent child holding her right hand with the left in semi-worried expression wearing woven woolen topi (scalf) and thick clothes. In the background there were blurred mountains. When I read the golden letters “The Gurkha’s Daughter”, images of brave Gorkhali army who fought to keep the sovereignty of Nepal and British Gurkha Army whom late Margaret Thatcher used to often praise came in my mind, and those images were followed by an innocent daughter of the army who might have lost her father in war or been deprived of father’s love.
What is Fact and what is Fiction? To draw a line between them is an Herculean task! But we live in both the fact and the fiction, at times they seem to overlap and we tend to regard fiction as fact! Also, fact could be more dramatic than fiction; fact seems to be fiction!
‘Ghanachakkar’ by Sanjeev Uprety has an articulated potrayal of these two entities. Nevertheless, the most offensive act of some people is doubting on Sanjeev Uprety as the lunatic narrator of Ghanachakkar. Hereby, I would like to take reference of Avi Subedi, “Although I hear people being skeptic on Sanjeev’s sanity, I have not seen any novel written with full consciousness and meticulous mind other than Sanjeev’s Ghanachakkar”.
Lastly, this novel may challenge the validity of history as fact. Can we deny, the chances of histories being mere stories? There lies the question; WHAT IS FACT AND WHAT IS FICTION???
Himalayan Readers’ Bookclub had a wonderful session with Sanjeev Uprety on September 22, 2012 at British Council, Nepal
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
We present a present to you; a floor to discuss on versatile issues of femininity raised in ‘Telling A Tale’. ‘Telling A Tale’ is a collection of autobiographical stories by female narrators. Moreover, it is a collective voice of mothers, sisters, wives, female counter partners or women we see around whose perspectives, feelings, imaginations, experiences are often discarded or unnoticed!
Join us on the event “Femininity: Telling A Tale”
on August 18, 2012
Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm
Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Anticipating for your participation.
Himalayan Readers’ Bookclub