Stories By 'ALISHA SIJAPATI'
Racing towards the emergency room with her best friend Shristi at her side, Aayu only had a vague idea of what was happening. She couldn’t have anticipated the chaos. She saw both her parents walk in and out in a panic.
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Following two-month back-to-back sculpture exhibitions, Siddhartha Art Gallery recently kicked off a photography exhibition, Spectrum, by retired diplomat and photographer Laurence Kent Jones on Tuesday at its premises in Babarmahal.
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Less than a year ago, when somebody without a vehicle wanted to commute in the Valley, they had one of three options: either hire a taxi that left a big hole in their pockets, suffer through the congestion of public vehicles or, even worse, walk through the dust and smog. But since the launch of Tootle, a ride sharing service, things have changed for the better.
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Initiation, a collection of sculptures currently on display at the Siddhartha Art Gallery, brings together the collective works of Gopal ‘Kalapremi’ Shrestha, Nepal’s veteran ceramic sculptor and Georgian sculptor Gigisha Pachkoria. The sculptures were created during a one-month long ceramic workshop organised by the Siddhartha Arts Foundation.
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The death of one of the most prominent luminaries of Nepali arts, Dina Bangdel, has left the country’s art sector shocked and in mourning.
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Every morning, Suresh Suwal finds his first customer of the day, Bhuwan Shrestha, waiting for him to roll up the shutters to his store. Shrestha, who is an ENT staff at Bir Hospital, has unfailingly arrived at Suresh’s Ranjana Soda Centre every day for the last twenty years.
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