Viplob Pratik

Viplob Pratik was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He closely observed the quick rise and fall of political systems and the changes in social affairs in Nepal. He has traveled around the world, and has learned from other cultures and societies. His eclectic background has an immense impact on his poems. Viplob draws inspirations from everyday life, his thoughts are compact, and he is deeply sensitive to human values, hence his poems are naturally intense yet smooth.

In 'The person kissed by moon', his source of wonder is humanity and human affairs; he presents this collection with great love and passion. 

Viplob is published poet in Nepali media, has several hundred poems published along with other literary articles. He has one poetry collection 'Nahareko Manchhe' (translates to 'The Undefeated Man') published in Nepali and two Nepali poetry collections are on the way to publishers. 

He has edited famous Nepali poet Durgalal Shrestha's 'The Unbridled Passion'; and translated 'The Law' by Frédéric Bastiat into Nepali. He has directed films, has been arts and literature editor of Himal Khabar Patrika, a major national publication of Nepal. He was copy editor of Y! Magazine; and editor of Salil Magazine.

He is a known lyricist, his Nepali song "Haar Raat Sapani Maa" received three nationally acclaimed awards in 2000. His latest Nepali album is called Reminiscence. His lyrics also include Abhaya & the Steam Injun's album 'Nayan' and two peace songs by Kutumba. He was one of the founders of 'Gallery Nine' a contemporary art gallery in Nepal.

(introduction by poet Bhim Karki )