Chetan Raj Shrestha was born in 1978 in Gangtok, Sikkim. He is a trained architect, specializing in conservation architecture. He has lived in Darjeeling, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Sydney, and is currently working in a collaborative architectural practice in Gangtok.
To name some favourites: A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather…
Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Mughal and Newari architecture, crafts markets, Thai food, Game of Thrones, Nepali music and Old hindi film songs, and Tibetan monasteries.