Culture & Arts
When it comes to heritage conservation, where do we draw the line?
The Lohani family’s house in Basantapur has three chaityas that potentially hold historical significance. Locals want them to be accessible to the public. But the Lohani family disagrees.
Look Aama, she wrote our memoir for us!
Have you ever been so angry with all the gendered injustices that you wanted to note down every aberration in a saga? Cho Nam-Joo has somehow managed to do this.
Classic Gallery’s latest exhibition fails to leave an impression
‘The Intersection of Ten Thoughts Part II’ is a big miss not because the artworks are dull, but because the gallery relies on a short, four-minute video to depict 20 artworks of 10 contemporary artists.
She’s just a girl, and she’s on fire
Rachana Dahal debuted her solo track only last year, and in just a short while she has been recognised as a talented artist, with much depth and versatility.
How a restaurateur became one of the most acclaimed lyricists of recent times
In an industry where remixes and meaningless lyrics get millions of views instantly, there’s Hark Saud, penning heartfelt, earnest lyrics.
How this young artist is creating space for comedy online
Aashutosh Barahi, 24, started creating and uploading comedy sketches in Nepalbhasa on YouTube during lockdown for fun and they became instant hits. Now, he’s thinking of making a career out of it.
'Every translation is a re-interpretation of the original work’
Padma Devkota’s translation of Muna-Madan brings out a new reading of the celebrated poem in the English language, and it does so with a rare creative acuity.
‘Jaat ko Prashna’, a talk show about caste discrimination airs on Kantipur TV tomorrow
Actor Rajesh Hamal is returning to the small screen to host the 12-episode series.
Art in the age of Covid-19
Gallery Mcube’s ‘Made in Mind Series II’, a virtual, video exhibition surrounding the pandemic, has put together the works of 52 artists from across the world.
Lack emotional intelligence? We got you covered.
What does it take to be emotionally intelligent? Here’s how you can score well in the emotional intelligence department, according to experts.
When art meets activism: How ‘Dhaka-Dhoti’, Nepal’s first Awadhi rap, came to be
Artists Deepak Kahar and Suraj Chhetry talk about their latest smash hit and how they hope to introduce—and highlight—different ethnicities into mainstream Nepali rap.
‘Photography is about patience’
On his way to becoming a photojournalist, Min Ratna Bajracharya pushed his boundaries and made the world accessible by communicating his ideas and waiting on opportunities to make moments worthwhile.
Here’s why you should watch Netflix’s latest ‘Indian Matchmaking’—ft Sima aunty
Sima aunty represents the typical Indian subcontinent nagging aunty who is fixated on making everyone tie the knot.
Life is returning to normalcy in the Valley, but the future of its festivals remains in limbo
With major festivals postponed or halted, the cultural landscape of the Kathmandu valley has suffered greatly, directly affecting its people whose identities are intertwined with their traditions.
A disconcerting time for Nepal's only music museum
After 25 years of bringing diverse folk musical instruments together, the Nepali Folk Musical Instrument Museum is looking towards an uncertain future.
In Jhochhen, an age-old culture is slowly fading away
Even though many core Newa neighbourhoods celebrate Gathanmugah, at Jhochhen and Basantapur, the tradition has ceased to exist for years now, say locals.
When it comes to portraying ethnicity, Nepali pop culture still depends on stereotypical tropes
From using blackface makeup to actors speaking in exaggerated indigenous accents, why is Nepali films and television still filled with regressive cultural stereotypes?
In an age of exciting musical visuals, 17-year-old Nishan Bhujel is doing all the right things
Bhujel is a self-taught, independent videographer, who is changing the game of traditional video making.
How this self-taught artist is making origami cool
Saugat Rajbhandari is among the handful of names who are creating skillful and intricately designed 3D origamis.
Going down memory lane: Why Dil Se is an underrated masterpiece
Here’s a breakdown of why the Mani Ratnam film is a classic and why it is--22 years later--still relevant today.