Culture & Arts
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.
Choosing the right words: Meet the Haijins
In a time of free verse poets, there is a small group of elderly men who are keen to teach and write haikus, one of the world’s shortest poetic forms.
A group of activists strives to end forced imposition of the third gender label
Tired from forceful enforcement of the ‘third gender’ identity by both society and the state, young transgender activists have formed Trans Rights Collective to advocate for equal and inclusive rights for Nepal’s transgender population.
Nepalis prepare for a subdued Dashain
When it comes to festivals, Dashain is as pandemic unfriendly as it can get. And many people do not want--and cannot afford--to take chances of contracting Covid-19.
New Nephop collaboration—Kalamkranti Cypher—brings youthful angst together
Music producer Rohit Shakya and rap artist Uniq Poet, with Halla!, bring together the voices of 33 artists in a rare hip hop collaboration, calling attention to the strong ethos of the youth in the country.
Foreign filmmakers sell Nepal as a paradise of ‘sob stories’—and Nepali filmmakers follow
The portrayal of Nepalis as poor, hungry, Mount Everest-climbing, uneducated people is not a result of what the people chose to share with the world but because that’s what filmmakers decided was worth telling.
Everyone else controls a woman’s body except the woman to whom it belongs
From femininity to motherhood, Mieko Kawakami’s latest novel Breasts and Eggs is an intense, personal story about the phases of a woman’s life.
How this Pokhara-based book club aims to promote reading culture
In a country where reading books beyond the curriculum is often deemed unnecessary, What the Book Club is striving to encourage people to pick one up.
The mask maker of Bhaktapur
For the past six decades, 74-year-old Purna Chitrakar has been making the masks of the 13 deities without which the city’s treasured annual Navadurga festival cannot take place.
Turning public spaces into stages, theatre artists carry on despite pandemic
In the gloom of the pandemic and rising corruption and crimes, theatre artists are taking on the responsibility of voicing social issues through their performances.
The voice and the talent behind Yummy Food World
Despite being one of the most popular Nepali content creators on YouTube, whose recipes have reached the kitchens of thousands, Mrishtina Maharjan has never revealed her face until now.
Diverse musings of a medical intellectual
The book succinctly paints a thought-provoking and highly readable picture of various aspects of the country with a lucid and comprehensive approach.
How this all-female band aims to make Nep-Hop more respectable
Formed in 2017, Faithom has released four singles, combining pop and rap, which have struck a chord in the heart of many listeners.
In the ever-growing cinematic landscape, where do Nepali music videos stand?
The Post examines some of the most recent Nepali music videos to find out where our music video industry stands in terms of aesthetics and cinematic technicalities.
Uncovering the life of Bishwambher Pyakuryal
The autobiography portrays the author's rather arduous journey from belonging to a small village in Bardiya to becoming a respectable name in academia in the heart of Kathmandu.
'Our silence perpetuates the culture of violence and discrimination against women'
The author of ‘Hansa’, Sanjeev Uprety talks about his decision to decline the Padhmashree literary award and the need to pronounce zero tolerance for violence, abuse and discrimination.
Treasuring the mythical
The ongoing virtual art exhibition ‘Divya’, organised by Tulikaa, is an exceptionally well-curated exhibition that celebrates the talent of 17 traditional artists.
How athletes are making parkour cool, even though they are struggling
Nepal has many talented, even Guinness World Record-holding, parkour athletes. But their skills still haven’t received due credit, which is making the future of the sports form uncertain.