Arts and Entertainment
The morning sunlight cast my eyes in tangerine hues. The sky was clear with no trace of clouds.
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Tags: Slumber
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.
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Apil Bista cut his teeth directing 2016’s Jhumkee, a slow-burning drama set mostly in a Tharu village in the Tarai during the late period of the Maoist insurgency. Most of the characters in the film are the oppressed, all quietly getting on with their lives, resigned to their circumstances. They speak their own dialect, and they look unremarkable—they act naturally.
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Tags: Apil Bista
Up until a few years ago, many in Kathmandu, especially women, were afraid of Holi. Venturing out onto the streets even a week before festival day could invite a barrage of water balloons. No one was spared, neither those going to work nor students. Women, especially, were unwitting targets, often harassed and molested under the guise of throwing balloons or smearing colour. But lately, things have changed.
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Tags: Holi
Unity in diversity is magic. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection,” once said Thomas Berry, an American cultural historian. I too believe that for us, unity can lead to mutual cooperation and harmony among all kinds of people.
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During the 10-hour ride from Kathmandu to Solukhumbu, the only thing I could do was rest my head against the front seat.
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Every month or so, Karnali makes it to Kathmandu’s cloistered arts and culture scene in various ways Either there happens to be a play based in the Karnali region, or a film that is shot there, maybe a painting exhibit that glorifies the region and, all too often, there are photo exhibits
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Born and raised in the heart of Patan, Subima Shrestha didn’t know anything about Indian classical dance forms in her youth But her passion led her to train as a Kathak dancer at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi for eight years
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Tags: Kathak
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.
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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.
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These viral social media posts consist of two images—one that shows a space littered with trash and the other of that same space all cleaned up, the trash neatly bagged. This is the #trashtag challenge and it has now entered Nepal.
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