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The April edition of Paleti brought a different flavour: Nepali Chhanda Kavita, a special genre of lyrical and metric Nepali poetry known for its melody and elegance. ‘Chhanda’ retrospective celebrated the selected works of pioneers in the field including Lekhnath Paudel, Madhab Prasad Ghimire, Bhimnidhi Tiwari, Bhanubhakta Acharya in the melodious voice of Bhushita Vasistha. “Just like there are iambic, dactyl metres in English, there are different metres in Nepali that are based on both rhythm and stress” she shared. The series was conducted from April 26 to 28 at r-shala Nepalaya.