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Harassment is pervasive in the film industry and anyone who speaks out is blacklisted

Kathmandu, July 2 -- It was 2015 and for more than a month, Samragyee RL Shah had been doing daily acting workshops for a film. On one specific day, one of the filmmakers came up to her after a worksh... Read More


An interactive virtual exhibition that reflects the diversity of Himalayan culture

Kathmandu, July 1 -- When travel restrictions across the world were announced, artists were concerned about how they would pursue their art. Because while art can be undertaken as just a medium of exp... Read More


Netflix's Bulbbul has little creative brilliance, saved only by its actors' performances

Kathmandu, June 27 -- Since the untimely death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the discussion around nepotism has resurfaced in the circles of Hindi film enthusiasts. Everyone is now talking about how ... Read More


How to maintain a safe and healthy sex life during a pandemic

Kathmandu, June 25 -- Loss of jobs, a looming global economic crisis, and the anguish of not being able to freely move around like before, things have never been more uncertain. And at such times of a... Read More


The underlying sexism in swearing and slurs

Kathmandu, June 23 -- When Kabita was on her way home from the office, a group of strangers started verbally harassing her. The stares and comments made her uncomfortable, and so she confronted them. ... Read More


When television shows and movies got queer representation right

Kathmandu, June 22 -- A comic sidekick who only talks about fashion, wears flashy, bright-coloured clothes, and whose identity and sexual orientation is treated as something that can be made fun of. O... Read More


Will we see a fashion revolution post lockdown?

Kathmandu, June 16 -- Around this time of the year, Khusbu Dangol would have been a busy person. As the owner and designer of Oodni The Boutique, a brand that revolutionised bridal outfits in Nepal, D... Read More


"We're here, we're queer and we're not going anywhere": Here's why the Pride Parade matters

Kathmandu, June 13 -- On the last Saturday of June last year, Maitighar Mandala was filled with cheerful faces, tearful eyes, and welcoming positive energy. Rainbow flags were being waved proudly and ... Read More


'Nepali society cannot tolerate a woman who openly embraces her sexuality'

Kathmandu, June 9 -- Trishna Budhathoki has never acted in a movie nor has she been actively covered by mainstream media. Yet people know her. They talk about her, even make fun of her, and follow her... Read More


Four Nepali filmmakers pick their favourite films

Kathmandu, June 8 -- Standing in a line to get a ticket, the aroma of cheese popcorn entering your nostrils, and experiencing an overflowing of emotions-who doesn't miss going to the theatre to enjoy ... Read More