Culture & Arts
‘Film editing is an instinctive emotional art form’
Nimesh Shrestha, one of the most prominent film editors in the Nepali film industry, talks about his craft, the challenges of working in Nepal as a film editor, and the qualities a good film editor must have.
Even after 15 years of its release, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa’s Karma is still impactful
Recently released on YouTube, Karma is a thoughtful film made by a stellar cast and crew, depicting a heartfelt story of a nun from Mustang who goes through a spiritual transformation.
Love, loss and longing in Tehran
In contemporary times, when the meaning of love is reduced to a quick fix of sexual satisfaction and entitlement, Marjan Kamali brings forth a kind of love that stands the trials and tribulations of time and fate.
How is the beatboxing scene in Nepal?
In our country’s growing music scene, many beatboxers are pushing the envelope by not only producing technically sound music but also by making a mark for themselves internationally--despite being in the shadows.
Everything that is wrong with Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii
Directed by Raghava Lawrence, Laxmii is not only boring and outdated it is also problematic, perpetuating stereotypes against the trans community despite its promises to break it.
Kanchha Maharani: Gained in translation
Saguna Shah’s elegant translation of The Other Queen, written by Sheeba Shah, not only renders the novel an authentic quality but also makes the otherwise jittery read of the original text a pleasant one.
What makes you pick up a book?
A book is not just its content, it is its feel, say book designers. But what exactly goes behind creating a reading experience?
‘Never shy away from thinking outside the box’
Santosh Shah, a London-based Nepali origin chef, shares his culinary journey, his aspirations and his excitement on being selected for UK’s MasterChef: The Professionals.
Frank appraisals of the working balance sheet of a Chief Justice
Though an autobiography, the book enlightens the readers with some tell-tale stories of major figures in Nepal’s judiciary and the tortuous course that it has had to historically undergo.
‘Believe in your purpose and create your own opportunities’
Nirmal Purja, a former British Special Forces soldier, who climbed the world's 14 highest peaks in the shortest span of time under his mission 'Project Possible’ is out with his book titled 'Beyond Possible'.
Who said TikTok is only about dancing and singing?
Although TikTok is widely used for entertainment purposes, many Nepali professionals, like doctors and lawyers, are actively using it as a platform to educate and inform.
‘Every film we do is a reflection of our personal stories’
Award-winning filmmakers Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet on their cinematic journey, their creative process, future projects and why they like to stay away from the limelight--even after achieving so much.
Ubadkhabad: Ruthlessly honest and palpably gloomy
With its rich description, finely crafted dialogues, and engaging plot, Tanka Chaulagain’s latest novel Ubadkhabad is a joy to read.
What determines the value of art?
To an outsider, how the price of any artwork is determined is a mystery, but here is how you can begin to understand it.
Jean-Louis Ripoche: One needs to adapt quickly rather than wait for things to improve
The general manager of Kathmandu Marriott Hotel on the challenges of running a luxury hotel in the midst of a pandemic and the future of the hotel industry in Nepal.
Months into virtual learning, parents become more involved with their children’s education
There is no denying that online education has taken a toll on children and parents. But it has also given many parents an opportunity to understand their children’s learning process better and be more engaged in their overall development.
How young activists are trying to reshape the movement against sexual violence in Nepal
In a country with alarming rape statistics, where survivors of sexual violence fail to get justice, their campaign ‘Ajhai Kati Sahane’ hopes to amplify the voice against sexual violence.
The pandemic and international relations from the eyes of a policy analyst
The book Geopolitically Speaking portrays the potential impact of Covid-19 on international relations with the possibility of it redefining fundamental contours of accepted norms of world powers.
Activist Sharadha Bhusal Jha’s crusade for a fair society
For two decades, Jha has tried to keep the authorities in check with her campaign against corruption. And she says she’s not stopping any time soon.
A celebration of diversity
Although not perfect, the exhibition, Allegory, is filled with diverse artworks from artists from different cultural and social backgrounds, whose varied experiences and perspectives add new impact in the artworks.