Rich Storytelling, Poor Representation?

Most of the stories Upadhyay weaves in come from upper class families, that too, of Kathmandu and tends to ignore the hillbilly. At times, it reads weird as if the author himself is torn between two cultures, therefore he seems incapable of making the story very reliable.

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कथा: मोबाईलका तस्बिरमा कृषा

मेरी छोरीको पनि त्यसैगरी हातमा चुरा होला, गलामा पोते, निधारमाथी सिन्दुर । कस्तो संँस्कृति हो नेपाली समाजको ? के यि सबै कृषाले गर्न सक्ली ? आँखाभरी आँसु भरिएर आयो । दुध अघि नै उम्लिएर आधा भन्दा बढि पोखिसकेछ । जति थियो त्यसैमा चियारंग हाले र झ्याल बाहिर हेर्दै सुरुप—सुरुप पारे । हिउँ पर्न रोकिएको थियो तर सेताम्मे थियो बाहिर ।

Joan Wickersham’s The Suicide Index

What might be the reason of a suicide? Why might people tend to commit suicide? How one’s suicide affects the lives of the survived ones and in what way? How can the survived ones cope with such a horrendous incident in life? Is suicide a topic for whether it is moral and ethical or rational? What can be the future discourse on suicide? How important is it to discuss with children?