While conducting heart surgeries and treatment of more than 14,000 people throughout his career, Dr. Bhagawan Koirala felt the need for a super-speciality hospital for the treatment of Nepali children. To fill that void and to make sure no children would die because of the lack of money and access to proper treatment facilities, he decided to open a children's hospital.
As a publisher, reading books or manuscripts is a part of my daily routine.
It was while doing precisely this, a few years ago, that I read a book titled Giving, by Bill Clinton. The book left a lasting impression on me. But I can't find that book anywhere now. Still, I remember the book's message: No matter whether it is an individual, organization or private institution, anyone can make the world a better place in our small ways.
Founded in 2006 by Ajit Baral and Niraj Bhari, FinePrint is the most reputed publishing house in the country. It specializes in literary fiction and non-fiction, but is open to ideas across all genres.
Credited with revolutionizing the Nepali publishing industry, it is home to a majority of Nepal's foremost writers, academics, public intellectuals, and celebrities-- Amar Nyaupane, Basanta Basnet, Buddhisagar, Chaitanya Mishra, Chuden Kabimo, Devendra Raj Pandey, Haribamsha Acharya, Khagendra Sangraula, Madan Krishan Shrestha, Mahesh Bikram Shah, Manisha Koirala, Manu Manjil, Niranjan Kujnwar, Rabindra Mishra, Sanduk Ruit, Sarubhakta, Shivani Singh Tharu, Subin Bhattarai, Sudheer Sharma, to name a few.