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As Ratna Park gets new name and statues of two icons, many say ‘let history be history’
At the centre of Kathmandu, the city has memorialised the lives of Sankhadhar Sakhwa and Padma Ratna Tuladhar but the step has sparked a debate about recording history.
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?
‘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'.
Khula Manch was once a symbol of struggle against authoritarian rule. The days are long gone, it seems
Kathmandu Metropolitan City has ordered free food distribution be removed from Khula Manch. This, many say, is against democratic principles, values the space once stood for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘We thought they would come back to us’
As people get on with life amid the pandemic, a family that lost three of its loved ones to the coronavirus wants people to understand the deadly face of the virus.
'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.
How the lockdown turned Shanta Raj Shakya into a popular storyteller
To pass time, Shakya, 65, a retired government employee, started reading Newa folk stories and essays on his private Facebook page. Now, he has become a household name.
Unplanned growth of urban sprawl puts lives and houses at risk in Valley
Settlements have grown in areas not fit for construction and there is little study before lands are plotted to build houses or how they could be made less vulnerable, say experts.
‘These are disheartening times, but we must do what we need to do’
Things are about to get worse for the art business, anticipates Saroj Mahato, founder and curator of Bikalpa Art Center.