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This is the third of the four profiles of the winners of Kantipur Icon 2018, awarded by Kantipur Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic arm of Kantipur Media Group. Sunil Pokharel, a Kathmandu-based theatre artist, is the winner in the Arts & Literature category.
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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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Hariyo Dhunga, a play adapted from the eponymous short story by Upendra Subba, is slated to open today, Dec 15, at Shilpee Theatre in Battisputali. Produced by the theatre company Gyan: Discover Yourself, the play is directed by Sunil Pokharel.
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Reading-a way of life
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