On Friday afternoon, Ashish Sigdel sat on the lawn at the backyard of Nepal Academy, waiting for the session “The Art of the Short Story” to begin. A 20-year-old law student, Sigdel has been attending the Ncell Literature Festival every year since it began in 2011. He finds little difference between art and jurisprudence. “In both law and literature, you play with words and learn to express better,” he said.
His friends, who joined him at the festival for the first time, agree. They find the festival to be a Dashain for literature lovers. What they also appreciate is its contribution to help bridge the gap between the old and the new generations.