Shreya Sharma

Stories by Shreya Sharma

Raghu Aditya’s devotion to bettering the lives of animals
01 Nov 2017 4 min read
From the Archive (May, 2016): “The path I am on is one I chose to tread on, and I want to dedicate my life to animal welfare,” says Raghu Aditya
Worth a thousand words
18 Oct 2017 3 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): We sometimes tend to forget the struggles of learning a visually impaired student goes through
How Nirmala Gyawali built the National Braille Library--brick by brick
17 Oct 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): The National Braille Library is Nirmala’s dream project: she started the library because she wanted to provide an opportunity for visually impaired people like herself....
The caretaker of the gods (Stories of our lives)
12 Sep 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Apr, 2016): There are only two things that Shyam dai is interested in: taking care of his temple in Thapathali and demolishing his opponents in chess
Saili didi’s distilled zingers of wisdom
04 Sep 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): Saili didi, 61 years old now, is devoted to ‘cleansing her soul’. Her reason for living now seems to be to make people laugh with....
VMAG reviews Wayne Amtzis’ City on Their Backs
30 Aug 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): City on Their Backs, a collection of poems and portraits, is so deeply rooted in the reality of Kathmandu’s downtrodden that it is almost as....
Nirakar Yakthumba has lived his love for music and shared that love with the world
22 Aug 2017 5 min read
From the Archive(Feb, 2016): Music is Nirakar Yakthumba’s passion. He’s been pursuing music for more than two decades now as a bass player for 1974 AD, and continues to share....
VMAG reviews I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork
15 Aug 2017 3 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): Samuel Bjork mines Mia’s fatal flaw to power his best selling novel I'm Travelling Alone
Ubahang Nembang’s The Journey talks about a land forgotten by time
02 Aug 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): In the book The Journey, readers will experience, through the viewpoint of the buffalo-protagonist, the emptiness left behind in a village that its inhabitants have....
Sweet, sour, spicy (Stories of our lives)
01 Aug 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): Having made chatpate for more than 18 years, Rajan dai’s hands dart about like swift swallows—the arcs of their motion dictated by muscle memory
Ethically crafted to empower
18 Jul 2017 13 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): Some of Nepal’s leading handicraft producers work with a business model that focuses on empowering their women workers, rather than on making a profit
06 Jun 2017 12 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): Arjun Shah’s calendar presents seven women with burn histories as survivors, not victims
Just the right fit
30 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): The Wong family have refined the craft of shoemaking. Their dedication to the trade has kept the shop thriving
Brothers in harmony
10 May 2017 11 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): The Shah brothers have been selling and repairing harmoniums for over 40 years. Their service has been invaluable for uncountable Nepali artists
Free me
02 Sep 2016 7 min read
The scooter is no longer a luxury item for women. for those who want to become independent, it’s become a must
A Fine Weave
26 Aug 2016 7 min read
For more than three decades, Nepal Knotcraft Centre has been producing beautiful handicraft items woven by women spread across Nepal’s districts
Second life (Stories of our lives)
12 Aug 2016 8 min read
Om Lamsal has seen the bright lights. But it's the light he's found within that means much more to him
Downhill dreams
29 Jul 2016 9 min read
Nishma Shrestha hopes to someday make a living as a professional downhill biker. But to do that, she’ll need to overcome many of the obstacles strewn along her path....
Hard Pressed
15 Jul 2016 10 min read
The centuries-old Khokana oil pressing tradition’s carrying on now depends on just two traditional oil mills and on a depleting pool of customers
Practical, Humane Interventions And Prescriptions
08 Jul 2016 9 min read
Dr Pranav Joshi, who has devoted his life to taking care of stray animals, would like to see society wake up to how we mistreat animals, and do something about....
A disturbing rorschach inkblot
24 Jun 2016 5 min read
What happens when you try to break free of a life constrained by someone else.
When A Dream Turns Into A Labyrinthine Nightmare
20 May 2016 12 min read
Most nursing grads are not getting hired by hospitals. Many have to work for years as volunteers and they may still never get a full-time job
Mission possible
13 May 2016 5 min read
In Sanu and the big storm, the young protagonist has to row over the roiling waters of Phewa lake to rescue her mother. but does the rescue really happen or....
Dreams in black and white (Stories of our lives)
22 Apr 2016 7 min read
The owner of the tea shop at the sanyasi akhada temple premises has devoted his life to nurturing the group of chess players who show up in his courtyard
Always on call (Stories of our lives)
01 Apr 2016 7 min read
“When you have a doctor in your own home, why would you go looking for medical assistance elsewhere”