Arun Budhathoki

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Arun Budhathoki
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Born (1987-01-17) January 17, 1987 (age 35)
Kathmandu, Nepal
🎓 Alma mater
  • The University of Northampton
  • Nizam College
💼 Occupation
Poet, Journalist, Writer

Arun Budhathoki (Nepali: अरुण बुढाथोकी) (born January 17, 1987) is a Nepali poet, fiction writer, and freelance journalist from Kathmandu, Nepal. He did his undergraduate studies in Nizam College, Hyderabad, India and pursued master's degree in the University of Northampton, England. He has written six books so far. Because of his nomadic nature, he likes travelling around.[citation needed]

Arun is the co-founder of Nepal Tribune Media and Editor-in-Chief of Kathmandu Tribune. His articles have appeared in Nikkei Asian Review[1], India Today[2], The Huffington Post (India),[3] Daily O, The Diplomat[4], The Citizen (India), República, [5], The Kathmandu Post[6], Asia Pacific Daily, The Globe and Mail, Vice Media[7], TRT World[8], The Guardian[9][10], Asia Times, Strangers Guide, and The New Arab[11]. He has worked as a stringer/fixer for The Globe and Mail[12].[13], Aljazeera, Toronto Life, and BBC Radio 4. He was the Nepal Editor for The Citizen (India).[14][15]. He is a columnist for The Diplomat.

Early life and education[edit]

Budhathoki was born and grew up in Kathmandu. He has an MA in International Relations from the University of Northampton.[citation needed]


Edge,[16] his first poetry book was published on 2011 and launched on January 24, 2012 by Nepali poet Yuyutsu Sharma,[17] novella The Lost Boys of Kathmandu as ebook format in on May 30, 2012[18] and Poems on Sikkim.[19] Edge was favorably reviewed by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.[20] His poems have appeared in The Kathmandu Post,[21][22] The Weather Report,[23] and poems selected and published in Journeys[24] (anthologies by Sampad), Happy Birthday to Me[25] (anthology by The Asian Writer) and Inspired by Tagore.[26] He's also regularly featured in MadSwirl[27] and is the founder for The Applicant,[28] which was an online magazine. He was interviewed by República about getting published in Nepal.[29] His poetry book Prisoner of an iPad is released.[30][31] His poems have been published in various journals.[32][33][34][35] He was a contributor to The Brunswickan.[36]

Arun attended the Sharjah International Book Fair in November 2015.[37]

Published works[edit]

  • Edge
  • Poems on Sikkim
  • Prisoner of an iPad
  • The Lost Boys of Kathmandu
  • Second In Love
  • Going Home: Short Stories

See also[edit]

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  • Nepali literature


  1. Budhathoki, Arun; Kuronuma, Yuji; Shaw, Nupur. "Nepal hitches railway to Chinese standards in blow to India". Nikkei Asian Review. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. Budhathoki, Arun. "Mad Country: Nepali author Samrat Upadhyay is back with an admirable collection of short stories". India Today. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. "List of articles by Arun Budhathoki". Huffington Post India. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  4. Budhathoki, Arun. "Nepal's Communist Government Tightens Its Grip on Civil Society". The Diplomat. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. Budhathoki, Arun. "Why the waiver?". Republica. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  6. Budhathoki, Arun. "The Other Athletes". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  7. "List of articles by Arun Budhathoki". Vice.
  8. "List of content produced by Arun Budhathoki". TRT World. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  9. "List of articles by Arun Budhathoki". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. Budhathoki, Arun; Safi, Michael. "Mother and two boys suffocate in Nepal's latest 'period hut' tragedy". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  11. Budhathoki, Arun. "Why Qatar should lead Gulf states in abolising the Kafala system for migrant labourers". The New Arab. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  12. Budhathoki, Arun; Nathan, Vanderklippe. "Peter Dalglish confesses to sexually abusing children, then recants, according to police dossier". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  13. Budhathoki, Arun; Nathan, Vanderklippe; Friesen, Joe. "Order of Canada recipient Peter Dalglish accused of abusing children he pledged to help". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  14. "Articles by Arun Budhathoki". The Citizen. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  15. "The Editorial Team of The Citizen". The Citizen. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  16. Budhathoki, Arun (2011). Edge. ISBN 978-8182532403. Search this book on Logo.png
  17. "Evoking emotions through poetry". Himalayan News Service. 2012-01-24. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  18. Budhathoki, Arun (2012). The Lost Boys of Kathmandu (ebook). Amazon Digital Services, Inc. p. 43. ASIN B0087R7NPS. Search this book on Logo.png
  19. Budhathoki, Arun (2012). Poems on Sikkim (ebook). Amazon Digital Services, Inc. p. 37. ASIN B008AFUAFW. Search this book on Logo.png
  20. Tsang, Michael (June 2012). "A Voice from the Edge". Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (17). Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  21. Budhathoki, Arun. "Poetic License". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  22. Budhathoki, Arun. "Muse". Happy Nomads. Archived from the original on 25 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  23. Budhathoki, Arun. "Weather Report". SAMPAD UK. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  24. Budhathoki, Arun (2010). Journeys: A Collection of Short Stories and Poems from Around the World. Sampad South Asian Arts. p. 163. ISBN 0956541623. Search this book on Logo.png&tag=everybodywikien-20
  25. Budhathoki, Arun (2010). Happy Birthday to Me: A Collection of Contemporary Asian Writing. Dahlia Publishing. p. 224. ISBN 0956696708. Search this book on Logo.png&tag=everybodywikien-20
  26. Budhathoki, Arun (2012). Inspired by Tagore. Sampad South Asian Arts. p. 392. ISBN 0956541631. Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2013-02-16. Search this book on Logo.png
  27. Budhathoki, Arun. "Poems". MadSwirl. Archived from the original on 2013-03-08. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  28. Tripathi, Nikita (2013-01-09). "Telltales of online invasion". Republica. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  29. Rai, Pramila (2012-09-27). "Published in Nepal". Republica. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  30. "Announcing Daniel Song's New Book!". Nirala Publications. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  31. Budhathoki, Arun (2014). Prisoner of an iPad: New Poems. New Delhi: Nirala Series. p. 61. ISBN 8182500575. Search this book on Logo.png
  32. Budhathoki, Arun (2013-01-03). "Melamchi: A Fairy Tale". NorthEast Review (3). Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  33. Budhathoki, Arun. "Dark Ages". Driftwood Bay. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  34. Budhathoki, Arun. "TRAVELLING IN TUKTUK". NNATAN. Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  35. Budhathoki, Arun (2013-04-13). "The Fountain, The Japanese Book, First Rain". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  36. Budhathoki, Arun. "Author at The Brunswikcan". The Brunswickan. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  37. Budhathoki, Arun. "Guest". Retrieved 5 October 2015.

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