‘A City Fit for Royals’ by Shweta Sinha #TheCityasMuse Special Mention

This article of mine comes at the heels of a great personal loss. Nanaji… whose tales I grew up upon and who finds a mention here as well… this is for you.

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As an IT professional, Shweta Sinha has been to several places around the world. When what is seen is not enough, she loves conjuring up worlds through her writing. Her stories and articles have been published on Kinooze.com, a children’s news website, and in Woman’s Era. There’s more from her at https://shwetasheel.wordpress.com. An avid reader, Shweta believes books complete her world that she otherwise shares with her husband, two boys, parents and an aquarium full of colourful fishes.

Comment: Shweta’s intensely personal and emotional piece on Kathmandu delves deep into nostalgia, but leaves a mark by making a poignant statement about the ethos of her city.

A CITY FIT FOR ROYALS

Houses crumbling to dust, the air resounding with haunting cries, historic monuments turning to history – these images rocked the world only months ago. While they shook every heart, mine bled with an unfamiliar angst. For the city of…

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Into the Kathmandu valley

Today's headlines screamed "Nepal plane crash: Builders' holiday turns into mourning for Trichy". A mountain flight on its way back into the capital city had 'nipped' a hill on approach. The terrain only helped blow it into smithereens. The sad news reminded me of my own flight into this city a few months back. It … Continue reading Into the Kathmandu valley