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Mann Gurung explores transition of indigenous culture in a new exhibition

Kathmandu, May 22 -- Mann Gurung's paintings pose a question -- how do traditions, culture and identity persist in the face of an onslaught of western ideals? For Gurung, the answer seems to be: not v... Read More


Nepali films have evolved, they are getting more modern-and more misogynistic

Kathmandu, May 12 -- In November 2017, when actor Reecha Sharma expressed discontent at the portrayal of a female character in the film Chhakka Panja, the filmmakers didn't take it lightly. In a coord... Read More


Nepali films are laced with misogyny. Are they reflecting the society or following regressive typecast?

Kathmandu, May 11 -- In November 2017, when actor Reecha Sharma expressed discontent at the portrayal of a female character in the film Chakka Panja, the filmmakers didn't take it lightly. In a coordi... Read More


Krishna Pauroti once meant white bread. Here's the story behind this Kathmandu institution.

Kathmandu, May 9 -- Krishna Bahadur Rajkarnikar was in a quandary. It was 1944, the last few years of the Rana oligarchy, and Krishna had developed differences with Indu Shumsher, the grandson of form... Read More


Keeping up with the world's largest Passover Seder in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, April 19 -- On April 19, nearly 2,000 Jewish people from across Asia will gather in Kathmandu for the annual Passover festival, one of the most important Jewish holidays. They come from Ind... Read More


No fear Holi

Kathmandu, March 20 -- 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 wate... Read More


A tribute to memory

Kathmandu, March 13 -- Our memories arise out of our interaction with others-people, places and relations. So it is human nature to hold on to family attachments, kinship bonds and social networks. In... Read More


A new open-air gallery-cum-bakery hopes to bring photography and employment to Khunde

Nepal, March 5 -- In March last year, in the shadow of the Himalayan massif, a new attraction opened in Khunde in Solokhumbu-an open-air art gallery. Now trekkers on their way to climb Everest can sto... Read More


A new open-air gallery with a bakery hopes to bring photography and employment to Khunde

Nepal, March 5 -- In March last year, in the shadow of the Himalayan massif, a new attraction opened in Khunde in Solokhumbu-an open-air art gallery. Now trekkers on their way to climb Everest can sto... Read More


From trash to treasure

Kathmandu, March 4 -- One person's trash is another person's treasure, so goes the old adage, but two women-Ojaswi Baidya and Loonibha Manandhar-seem to have taken this saying to heart. They are co-fo... Read More