Asmita Manandhar

Asmita Manandhar is the Culture & Arts editor at The Kathmandu Post. She has worked as a journalist covering women, indigenous issues, and culture since 2011.

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Loud and proud

Nepal’s first Pride Parade—commemorating Pride Month—marks the presence of the alternative queer movement in the country

How do transwomen describe themselves? Women.

The multi-coloured skirt is hard to miss as Rukshana Kapali makes her way through the afternoon crowd at Patan Durbar Square. It is not just a mere fashion choice but a statement to her identity. While some are oblivious to her presence, others need to take a second glance, but for Kapali, this has been a norm since she came out as a transwoman around five years ago.

Reading has no negative effects whatsoever

Dinesh Adhikari is a famed poet and lyricist whose poetry collection ‘Atirikta Abhilekh’ was awarded the Madan Puraskar, Nepal’s most prestigious literary award in 1999. Adhikari has received more than two dozen awards in his lifetime for his contributions to Nepali literature and music.

Five Nepali pop icons who feed 90s nostalgia

The definition of pop music has evolved throughout history ever since the genre originated in the United States during mid-1950s Pop music in general has primarily embodied commercial, ephemeral and accessible characteristics

Little secret

I dug a hole inside my heartsearching for places to hide it rightinstead, I wrote a poem on a paper planeand watched it fly down the memory lane

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