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Tanka Chanulagain’s Yogmaya depicts the forgotten history of resistance and revolution

Arya Mainali 15 Jun 06:30 AM

Although the play might leave history enthusiasts wanting more, the experience of watching a fragment of fading history is worthwhile.Read Full Story »

A Nepali drag show, with an American touch

Chase Brush 12 Jun 03:42 PM

“We want to give the Nepali community the space to figure out what drag means for them.” Read Full Story »

How two Sikhs built Kathmandu’s water pipelines and laid its roads

Prawash Gautam 12 Jun 08:17 AM

These sardars--who left an indelible mark on Kathmandu’s infrastructure--struggled with their conflicted identities in their new home. Read Full Story »

An ongoing exhibition lays bare everything

Abani Malla 01 Jun 07:00 AM

Nirvana Bhandary and Vishakha Upadhaya’s first exhibition Sanskari explores female identity through bold body imagery and poems of liberation. Read Full Story »

Creating a responsible fashion ecosystem

Sachitra Gurung 30 May 06:30 AM

How a few Kathmandu-based organisations are spearheading a sustainable fashion movement Read Full Story »

Five essential gadgets to shoot like a pro

Abani Malla 28 May 06:30 AM

Abin Bho shares his favourite gadgets he uses for filmmaking Read Full Story »

Mann Gurung explores transition of indigenous culture in a new exhibition

Rose Singh 22 May 06:30 AM

His paintings explore the juxtaposition between a rapidly modernising world and the culture and traditions of the past Read Full Story »

The season finale shows that there are no real winners in the game of thrones

Thomas Heaton 21 May 06:30 AM

​​​​​​​After eight seasons and countless unexpected deaths, Game of Thrones comes to an end. But the finale leaves one question unanswered — what was it all for?Read Full Story »

Bhajans with a twist

Ramesh Chandra Adhikari 16 May 06:30 AM

They start playing a tune that is starkly similar to Aruna Lama’s timeless classic ‘Eh kanchha malai sunko tara khasai deu na’, but if you listen attentively, you will notice the romantic verses of the song have been replaced by ‘Hai Krishna malai mitho bansi sunaideu na.’ Read Full Story »

Despite a few unexpected deaths, Game of Thrones plods on

Thomas Heaton 07 May 06:30 AM

Daenerys is again the centre of attention, but everything around her is falling apart: a second dragon is dead, her confidant is headless, and everyone seems to be rooting for Jon Snow. Read Full Story »

Murals are everywhere but there is hardly any graffiti in Kathmandu

Thomas Heaton 04 May 07:00 AM

Street art, however, has a more visual bent and has been embraced in the form of commissioned murals on embassy, business or NGO walls around the Valley, mostly speaking to activism and ideas rather than the scathing social commentary that graffiti is often known for. Read Full Story »

The Battle of Winterfell is epic, confusing and emotional--all at once​​​​​​​

Pranaya Sjb Rana 30 Apr 06:30 AM

The final death in The Battle of Winterfell is unexpected. It is a quiet, sombre death that does not come from murder but from acceptance. Melisandre, The Red Woman, walks out into the snow, strips off the magical charm that’s been keeping her young, and collapses--dead. She fulfilled her purpose--she aided Azor Ahai, the Prince(ess) who was Promised. Only it wasn’t Stannis Baratheon and it wasn’t Jon Snow. It wasn’t even Daenerys or Jorah Mormont or Jaime Lannister. It was someone wholly unexpected.Read Full Story »

The Game of Thrones just got more complicated, and Daenerys is not happy

Thomas Heaton 23 Apr 06:30 AM

Game of Thrones writers have managed to keep the fight for the Iron Throne alive, despite the entire future of Westeros looming in the forests outside Winterfell. With the white walkers and their hordes approaching the Stark castle ramparts, and its residents steeling themselves for the upcoming battle, there is still a lot to be resolved in the next four episodes.Read Full Story »

 It’s time to rethink the arts

Ayushma Regmi 20 Apr 07:00 AM

In my uninhibited foray into art, I have descended down the chaotic labyrinth of my untamed madness and, like Gibran, felt an urge to throw off my masks, put to test my inadequacies and fears, to breathe, to survive, to be. My madness has become my freedom. Read Full Story »

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 »

Ragini Upadhyay Grela’s new exhibition explores love in the modern age 

Timothy Aryal 05 Apr 07:58 AM

In an exhibition that brings together old and new paintings, Ragini Upadhyay Grela explores what loves means in the modern age Read Full Story »

This duo uses haunting music and playful projections to talk about endangered animals

Sachitra Gurung 23 Mar 07:00 AM

Accompanied by the ethereal vocals of Marta del Grandi, Cecilia Valagussa’s animal projections play across the Patan Museum wall, darting left and right. A pangolin is captured in a net by a man and then carted off on the back of a truck. Read Full Story »

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