Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
In a rare instance for Kathmandu’s theatre scene, a play almost entirely in Maithili, titled Kashidevi, is currently on stage at Sarwanam Theatre in Kalikasthan.
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Women in Nepal have been harassed and abused but how often is that we see the stories of women, as experienced by women, brought to the fore of the cultural dialogue by films, theatre or the media?” asks Gunjan Dixit, theatre practioner and the co-founder of Katha Ghera, a theatre group.
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Oftentimes we ask ourselves: If we were given a chance to re-do what we’ve done over the course of our lives, how many changes would we make in retrospect? We might not be able to actually change the past, however debilitating or dispiriting it might be, and living with regrets comes parts and parcel with the human experience.
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The Bhutanese refugee crisis started some 27 years ago, but other than a film—Desh Khojdai Janda—the international crisis has rarely found a place in Nepal’s literary imagination.
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A majority of the recent crop of plays being staged in Kathmandu’s theatre circuit bring to stage the stories from a rural landscape. Since many of the directors working today came of age in villages,
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Kathmandu’s theatre scene is currently undergoing an important transition. In years after the dissolution of the only pravately-owned theatre house, Gurukul, the Valley has seen a sizeable rise in theatrical activities;
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