Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
Picture a dimly-lit room, its contents in disarray. Books are strewn about haphazardly, bedcovers are in shambles, shards of a broken vase lie on the floor. The ceiling has been pulled low, creating a claustrophobic space and a sense of being trapped. There are sounds of marching boots, an insistent pounding on a door and then, a wailing cry.
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Tags: exhibition
Memory, Truth & Justice—From the Survivors of the People’s War, an audio-visual exhibition that includes the stories of the survivors of various forms of violence during the 10-year long Maoist insurgency, is currently on show at the Nepal Art Council in Babarmahal in the Capital.
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The nature of identity is twofold: First is physical identity—the tangible things that everyone can see and feel, comprised essentially of the people and physical structures. The second type of identity is the metaphysical identity of a place which is far more elusive and harder to define. It does not involve the superficial aspects of society and one has to dig beneath the surface to find it—it exists in the festivals, everyday rituals, and most of all, in the art and the music that people make.
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Tags: janakpur
Panchayat, a historical drama set in the Panchayat era, will be Nepal’s contender for the Academy Awards Foreign Language Oscars race. The film was written and directed by Shivam Adhikari.
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A graceful Frida Kahlo painting welcomes visitors to Ishan Pariyar’s solo show at GG Machan in Pulchok.
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When the Gurukul Theatre was dissolved in 2012, many thought it sounded the death knell for private theatres in the Valley. Led by playwright Sunil Pokharel, Gurukul had become an institution, producing plays, training actors and helping popularise Nepali theatre. There were fears among the public that with the closing down of Gurukul, the nascent theatre scene in Kathmandu might collapse. These fears turned out to be unfounded. Since then, the theatre scene in Kathmandu has boomed, with Sarwanam, Mandala, Shilpee, and new entrants Kunja and Kausi churning out quality plays on a regular basis.
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