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Hopes dashed, Rautes return to jungle empty handed

SANGEET SANGROULA
"The prime minister deceived us."

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: All of the four Rautes who had arrived in the capital five days ago to seek financial support from the government for the Dashain festival had put on a gloomy face on Sunday.

They hardly talked, which was contrary to their gregarious nature. All they said was: “The prime minister deceived us.” [More]

  Half a writer  
  BY RICHA BHATTARAI  
 
Bhagat’s vision was to tap into the youth, and in this he succeeded.

Even thinking of Chetan Bhagat’s reader base leaves me dizzy. According to the Nielsen Book Scan, his books sell a staggering half a million every year – almost equal the population of Luxembourg. With barely twenty days left for the publication of his seventh book and sixth novel, Half Girlfriend (with the cheeky alias of 0.5 Girlfriend), 0.5 million more readers are waiting with an exuberant heart. And an equal number are curling up their lips and proclaiming him worthless – as only half a writer.

It is highly fashionable to dislike Bhagat, to say that you couldn’t get past ten pages – which is understandable. If all the readers in the world liked the same books, every single one of them would be a huge hit. Just like everything else, we have our own preferences when it comes to books and writers. It is perfectly all right to avoid Bhagat and keep a mile away from him, but quite another to trash his writings (more often extending as an attack to his intelligence, judgment and persona).

 
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    During the program, the students of the schools where the ‘Civic Schools’ program was taken, also gave presentations about what they’ve learnt in the classes. Students from Shree Bal Byabasahi Kendra Madhyamik Bidhyalaya in Siphal; Sudesha High School in Nakkhu; Shine Model International School in Swayambhu, and Shree Tangal Higher Secondary School in Tangal presented their ideas to make their schools and community a better place to live. They spoke about serious issues like right to equality, sexual harassment, child rights and many more during their presentation.   [More]
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