Dixit, Kanak Mani and Shastri Ramachandaran. eds. 2002. Himal Books: Kathmandu. ISBN 99933-13-22-X. Price: NRs. 490. Recipe: take sixteen of the most articulate and incisive Nepali minds, give each of them around twenty pages to tell their story, stir very little, and publish immediately. Result: an exquisite book. It rather leaves one wondering why nobody had tried it before.