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How one artist is using Mithila painting to challenge social norms

Tsering Ngodup Lama 13 Apr 07:00 AM

In 2013, 27-year-old Yadav completed her first-ever professional Mithila painting. In the middle of the painting is a man on a scale being weighed against several boxes, a car, a motorcycle, and jewelry--things that are normally given as part of a dowry. Read Full Story »

Metal music hasn’t disappeared in Kathmandu—it’s just not what it used to be

Timothy Aryal 11 Apr 07:00 AM

Metal might deal with teenage angst, frustration and anger, but it often tends to do so in an extreme fashion. For instance, one of Ugra Karma’s earliest and most popular of records, Chandal Saitaan, hints at the band’s affection with themes of gore and serial killing: Read Full Story »

Visitors to the Narayanhiti Museum hoping to learn history leave disappointed

Alisha Sijapati 09 Apr 06:00 AM

​​​​​​​At 94 years of age, Renu Thapa is among the few people alive who remember the old Narayanhiti Palace, an English-inspired neoclassical palace that once stood where the contemporary pink palace now stands. The former palace, with its numerous porticos and Ionic columns, was a sight to behold, said Thapa. The new palace has none of that charm and it just doesn’t compare, she said. Read Full Story »

Here are five classic Nepali songs that refuse to die

Alisha Sijapati 16 Mar 07:00 AM

Living in a house with three different generations—a 93-year-old grandmother, a 53-year-old father and 27-year-old me—I grew up listening to old Nepali songs. These classics are not just favourites in my household but they also continue to resound across the nation, played on laptops and bluetooth speakers through Youtube, and are still in rotation on the radio. Read Full Story »

The Man from Kathmandu: first ‘global Nepali film’ to release today

Timothy Aryal 15 Mar 07:00 AM

On Wednesday evening, a frenzied crowd had gathered at Patan Durbar Square to welcome Indian acting legend Gulshan Grover. The ‘Bad Man’ of Bollywood, who has appeared in more than 400 Bollywood and Hollywood films, climbed up on a stage and ordered, “Gaana band karo”—turn off the music. Read Full Story »

One World Theatre’s adaptation of The Little School is a raw depiction of a 1970s Argentine concentration camp

Asmita Manandhar 12 Mar 07:00 AM

Deborah Merola’s adaptation of The Little School wastes no time setting the tone for what is about to come for the next three hours. Read Full Story »

Meet Chepang, the Nepali band in New York taking grindcore by storm

Pranaya Sjb Rana 23 Feb 08:00 AM

With two drummers and often two vocalists, this band of Nepali immigrants to the US produces music that is fast, hard and loud. They even got a shoutout from Anthony Fantano,  self-proclaimed as the “internet’s busiest music nerd”. In this email exchange with the Post’s Pranaya SJB Rana, Chepang talks about their unique sound, what constitutes ‘immigrindcore’ and their approach to political music. Read Full Story »

Shreesha Bhandari’s Athot deserves to be read by young people seeking guidance

Mohan Guragain 02 Feb 07:30 AM

Without failing to shed light on the importance of time, Athot stresses that what we failed to do in our lives are not less important than what we actually did. Read Full Story »

Guffadi: Our Oli government is not a communist but a truly wild capitalist party

Guffadi 02 Feb 07:30 AM

Once again, let us congratulate our Oli government for passing the Medical Mafia Bill. Now, Dr KC should go home and rest. Read Full Story »

Ujjwal Jha 30 Jan 10:00 AM

Shadows are an inherent, indispensable part of us—the reality that shows the difference between light and dark. It is the connecting link that bridges the gap between those two extremes. Read Full Story »

Nabin Shrestha 30 Jan 09:56 AM

Elections are a vital process for any democratic nation, and for elections to be efficient and reliable, the legislative government sets a list of requirements that citizens must meet in order to be eligible to vote. Read Full Story »

Connect IPS: Payments made easier

Bivek Khatiwada 29 Jan 09:53 AM

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Deliciously dark, superbly surreal

Pranaya Sjb Rana 29 Jan 09:52 AM

Nisabdha Shumsher Rana is working on his final novel—a psychological thriller starring a serial killer who will conduct the prime minister’s murder on his 53rd birthday. Read Full Story »

Celebrating a century

Prakash Chandra Timilsena 26 Jan 10:11 AM

Calmly seated in a chariot pulled by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Mayju Maharjan observes her fifth janko—a rare ritual, called Mahadivya Ratharohan, where an elder is celebrated for completing 108 years, eight months, eight days, eight hours, and eight seconds around the sun.  Read Full Story »

Netsuke, a uniquely Japanese art tradition, comes to Kathmandu

Abani Malla 24 Jan 10:18 AM

A miniature figure of a girl sits on an egg, as if warming it up to hatch like a mother hen. Read Full Story »

Missing home

Arshima Dahal 23 Jan 09:20 AM

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Living in the moment

Raman Budhathoki 23 Jan 09:20 AM

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A momo-headed adventure

Timothy Aryal 23 Jan 09:20 AM

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Gadgetbyte: There may be a dark secret behind the #10YearChallenge on social media

Johnson Shrestha 22 Jan 09:33 AM

If you’re active on any of the social media platforms these days, then you probably are familiar with the latest fad—the #10YearChallenge. Read Full Story »

Veteran singer Sthapit receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 2019 National Music Awards

Post Report 21 Jan 08:47 AM

Veteran singer and musician Manik Ratna Sthapit received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Nepali music industry at the 20th Radio Kantipur National Music Awards 2019 (2075) on Saturday, Read Full Story »

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