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26 Mar 2017

My Mother

Every morning, she quietly peeks in and offers me black tea. Then she lets me be; doesn’t make much inquiries.

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16 Feb 2017

No One Sings Our Song

I enter the restaurant in ambivalence. I sit across from them on the cushioned floor. A few cocktails are already

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08 Jan 2017

ANOTHER ONE

WORDS: CHARLIE CHAULAGAIN On Grindr, he was relatively quiet, his presence a mere shadow. He never started a conversation. The

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19 Dec 2016

THE AXIOM OF EMPTY SET

Some mornings the pain wakes me up – a dull throb, similar to hunger, centered in the stomach. Actually, it

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17 Oct 2016

JAATRA

Saala Arun found a boyfriend and disappeared for weeks. Weeks! Apart from the boyfriend situation, he had also joined an

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16 Sep 2016

THE YELLOW MONSTER

The sky’s blue was unusually soft and delicate the morning I decided to write about the yellow monster. There was

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25 Aug 2016

While Hanging and Floating

Fall, 2012. Astoria. I’m at the end of my US stint. A dozen years. My entire twenties. All that planning

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28 Jul 2016

AT THE CENTER OF THE SKY

Had it not been for his Planet Romeo profile – which popped up again in January after being invisible for

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19 Jun 2016

THE ORIGIN OF LOVE : LESS FEAR, MORE COMPASSION

A visitor recently passed through Kathmandu. This Nepali man had emigrated to America a long time ago and was properly

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02 Jun 2016

DINNER WITH JHANKAAR

My childhood friend Jhankaar was back in town after a two-year stint in Delhi. One night, we went to a

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30 May 2016

CLOSET CASE

A failed affair often leaves one cold. No point getting into it too much. But I owe it to the

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05 Jan 2016

WAITING – An unexpected dash of romance

WORDS: CHARLIE CHAULAGAIN It was a dull Friday evening
at the end of a difficult week.
 He charged up my street

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04 Oct 2015

A WEEKEND

Friday afternoon. Arun and I walk over to Jhamsikhel to have lunch with Isaac. I need to finalize weekend plans

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24 Aug 2015

SHIFTS

They say the city of Kathmandu shifted almost two meters on April 25, 2015. High resolution satellite maps demonstrated slight

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21 Apr 2015

The Year 1999

A lot happened in 1999. I turned eighteen, finished high school and got accepted by an American college. And the

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15 Mar 2015

DELHI AND DESIRES

DOES ROMANTIC DESIRE LEAD TO A HIGHER SELF OR DISTRACT FROM A GREATER POTENTIAL? THINK ABOUT THAT WHILE I RELAY

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18 Feb 2015

AN ENCOUNTER IN POKHARA

“Two nights in Kathmandu. That’s it. Two nights while they get over their jet lag and orient themselves,” Arun snarks

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04 Dec 2014

Sometimes

Friends and cousins in the United States don’t be- lieve me. They don’t understand how, after living that life for

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23 Oct 2014

The Situation and The Story

Words: Charlie Chaulagain He was twenty. We had sex at seven am. Everything fell into place easily that morning. Quick

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23 Sep 2014

Durbar Square Date

Words: Charlie Chaulagain I will call him Mr. Francis because that was his Grindr ID. I asked him to meet

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