Reading Haruki Murakami

Each time I read Haruki Murakami’s books, I feel strangest things going on around me. I get so much into his writings that I dream about the characters from his books. I feel there is something hidden in the jungle behind my workplace or the black and white cat, who visits our house regularly, will…

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rashmi Sheila Americanah is a story of race, it uncovers racism existing in different layers in the USA and England through its main characters Ifemelu and Obinze. Ifemelu, who migrates to the States after getting scholarship in Princeton “discovers” race during her stay there. It inspires her to develop a blog on race: Raceteenth or Various…

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rashmi Sheila Sometimes grabbing a book and spending hours and hours in the world created by the writers and their characters requires patience. While the other times, once we enter that world, it becomes our reality. The characters do not just remain characters, they come to life and start talking and walking with us. We…

Chashm-e-Baddoor Kabul

Rashmi Sheila Kabul, the largest city of Afghanistan has the history of over 3,500 years and is important in many ways. This naturally beautiful city consists many historically and archaeologically important sites, most of which, sadly, has been damaged during the war. It was once a part of Silk Route, the route that not only…

OMG! A Dreamer!

Rashmi Sheila I If Say Have a Dream To Conquer the Knowledge Will it Seem to be Too Much? I If Say See Dreams Despite Being a Woman Will it Make it Extreme? I If Say Belong to a Community of Global South Will you Outburst And Laugh? I If Say Am no Less than…

Online Available Pieces

http://en.womenchapter.com/between-hope-and-hopelessness/   https://www.fairobserver.com/region/central_south_asia/gender-inequality-womens-rights-culture-south-asia-news-71002/   https://www.fairobserver.com/region/central_south_asia/bollywood-news-india-film-culture-35443/   https://www.fairobserver.com/region/central_south_asia/south-asia-violence-against-women-news-headlines-89152/   Click to access SINHAS-Vol.18-No.2_Book-Reviews_Rashmi-Sheila.pdf   Click to access SINHAS-Vol.15-No.1_Book-Reviews_Rashmi-Dangol.pdf   https://sambandhhealth.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/relationships-categories-and-mental-illness/   https://sausociology.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/nostalgic-memories-sociology-and-anthropology-in-nepal-rashmi-sheila/   https://sausociology.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/oh-dyslexic-history-see-i-am-still-me/

Rainfall

Rashmi Sheila Again a big thunder! A week of heavy rainfall had made people’s life very difficult in a small town of Rehan with not more than 1000 inhabitants. An umbrella or the raincoat was no match for this rain, however, everyday people were out on the street like sheep herds, just to reserve the…

Fear

Rashmi Sheila What happens if the safest place you consider turns out to be the place that scares you the most? Where would you go then? What would you do? Nobody believes you when you tell them what is happening with you, instead they mock and laugh at you. I am not crazy nor am…

The Reebok

Rashmi Sheila Her favorite Reebok shoes ragged out. She remembered how she did things that were hard for her to do to save money for this original one. For a few months, she controlled herself from buying new accessories…she even stole money from her ma‘s purse (and lied about it). She was sitting on the…

The Park

Rashmi Sheila There he was. Sitting quietly in a park. He looked exhausted. The tiny little park situated in a middle of the city was the only place with so many trees around. He usually came to the park. He loved it there! The green bushes, trees, birds and everything around made him forget about…

टमी र उपियाँ

Concept by Raju Dangol Written by Rashmi Sheila टमी उसको मालिकलाई सधैँ पुच्छर हल्लाएर नाच्दै स्वागत गर्ने गर्छ । तर आज उसलाई देखेर पनि टमी पुच्छर हल्लाउँदैन, बरु, भुइंमा लडीबुडी गर्न थाल्छ । टाउको घुमाएर आफ्नै पिठ्युमा टोक्न थाल्छ । यो देखेर उसको मालिकलाई अचम्म लाग्छ । केही छिनमै, टमीलाई अगाडिको खुट्टाको नङ्ग्राले ढाड कन्याउँदै गरेको…

Shivaratri and Pashupati

Rashmi Sheila Shivaratri, one of the important festivals in Hinduism has a great religious value for both men and women devotees. It is believed that women who fasts from a dawn to dusk on this day will get a good spouse whereas honest worshipping of the lord shiva releases them from all the sins and…