Stories Tagged 'Patan'
Mrigaja Bajracharya’s art is loud. Pierced eye balls drenched in blood stare at you while a girl with her bleeding third eye looks on imploringly. With pen and ink, Bajracharya details her imagination for the world to see.
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In Mangalbazar, past a honking flood of vehicles, beyond a throng of people and behind the Krishna Mandir, there is a rose-pink structure with a large eyesore of a sign. This is the Yala Heritage Home and inside, on the top floor, is an artistic family. Eight people, representing their own diverse cultures and personalities, have gathered here to plumb the depths, circling the arts, culture, the environment and the people of the valley. These six artists, along with two curators, are part of Photo Kathmandu’s month-long mixed-media residency programme.
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Amidst the ongoing outcries about the neglect or destruction of several heritage sites in the Capital and beyond, a new initiative is attempting to educate the younger generation on what is at stake if heritage sites get eviscerated.
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On a pleasant night, at the tail-end of October, on the dabali in front of Krishna Mandir, a few men lit torches in the four corners to demark the stage. As the crowd started pouring in, the musicians tuned their instruments and the actors adjusted their costumes for a final time before staging the annual celebration.
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Last week, 16 amateur photographers took on to streets of Patan to capture people and public spaces on the go.
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The Patan Appellate Court has cleared the way for the board of directors of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to proceed ahead with its plan to appoint a new chief under the old process.
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