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In the high spirits of doing what you love
Ulrich von Schroeder, a Swiss art historian, first came to Nepal in 1965 as a hippy trying to find his life’s purpose and fell in love with Nepal’s stone sculptures and his most recent books are a tribute to them.
So what does it take to be a modern buhari?
Tales of a Modern Buhari, an anonymous feminist account on Instagram, has become a safe space for urban Nepali women to share their experiences of being a woman in a patriarchal society.
‘If words don’t support your art, your work will make no mark’
Madan Chitrakar has been writing about art for 45 years. In his seventies now, he is one of the most vocal proponents of the importance of art writing.
Meet the keepers of old books
For decades, secondhand book shops have allowed people to buy books at affordable prices. But these shops are now finding it increasingly difficult to stay afloat.
Wandering and wondering in spaces within
Wind Horse Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Spaces Within’ provides a glimpse into the minds of two artists--Pooja Duwal and Diki Yuthok--and what art means for them.
All set to make a year in music: Echoes in the Valley festival is back
After three years of bringing folk, traditional and fusion music to the fore, this year, Echoes in the Valley is expanding its horizon beyond the Valley, from a focused genre to an open world of music.
Bringing art and science together
Neera Joshi Pradhan is perhaps Nepal’s only botanical illustrator capturing the character, details, aesthetics and scientific accuracy of flora. Her journey has been solitary but priceless.
‘I want to inspire people to go out there and achieve their goals’
Sheikha Asma Al Thani is set to be the first woman from Qatar to climb Mount Everest. And for her, this journey is all about challenging her limits and inspiring other women to follow their path.
Still spoken in whispers: The obstacles of opening up about menstrual experiences
A woman’s menstrual cycle is the most normal reality of her life, but menstruation health and hygiene are still treated as a taboo subject.
Despite diversity, Classic Gallery’s latest show does not capture one’s imagination
From personal reflections, muses to stories of how women, or perhaps everyone, see their identity questioned and boxed, ‘Reflection of Feminine Power on Art’ is intriguing but it misses effectiveness.
This art museum teleports people to different realms. And TikTokers are loving it
Art in Paradise’, the new 3D picture museum in Kathmandu Mall, offers people an opportunity to express themselves in their digital spaces, and the people of Kathmandu can’t get enough.
They started by documenting stupas, now they are restoring them
Restoring a monument takes more than just wishful thinking--it demands hard work and resilience. And Chiva Chaitya, a social organisation, is showing people exactly how it's done.
Behold the artists’ subconscious at 8 Figures
Gallery MCube’s recent exhibition hopes to return optimism to a world that is going back to normal.
For this commercial artist, consistency is what matters in art
Nar Bahadur BK is an enterprising artist. His works don’t play on metaphors or motifs; they are uncomplicated and unexploited.
‘What I do today will make things better for women tomorrow’
Quietly and away from the limelight, across the country women are working on behalf of women to make society more equitable and just for them.