Stories By 'Kurchi Dasgupta'
Completed in 1958, Indra Bahadur Rai’s only novel was finally published in 1964, at a time when Nepali was still not considered an official language in India.
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Last Thursday saw the opening of Katha Ghera’s Line at Shilpee Theatre in Kathmandu. A brilliant, Nepali adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s English play, which was arguably the longest running play (ran for more than 40 years) in New York and was a part of the bohemian, Off-Off Broadway theatre movement, Line does justice to our socio-political reality here even today.
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Three distinctly different shows at the Siddartha Art Gallery showcase how Kathmandu’s local art scene continues to evolve and redefine itself
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I first came across the work of Sujan Dangol during the Kathmandu Triennale held earlier this year, which ostensibly looked like a recording of a game of musical chairs played by a group of young men. The label tersely said that it was ‘a collaboration between the artist and a group of urban refugees living in the Kathmandu Valley’, and that it was a metaphor for their harsh reality.
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Walking into Karma Bar and Lounge, I was astonished to find a full-size boxing ring that seemed to have grown overnight on the dance floor. Furthermore, the bandstand now held chairs and tables evoking a simple,
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For the past decade or so, the word ‘anthropocene’ has been making an appearance with increasing regularity and across disciplines—so much so that no serious discourse on art can really afford its absence any longer.
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