Timothy Aryal

Timothy Aryal is an arts and culture reporter at The Kathmandu Post, focusing on theatres, films, music, heritage and lifestyle. He joined the Post as an intern in 2015 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature and Political Science.

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Domenico Nordio: ‘I love the stage more than I love the music’

Domenico Nordio started playing the violin at the age of eight. His parents were not musicians, but his uncle played the instrument. “One day, my uncle gave me the instrument asking if I would want to try it,” says Nordio, 48. “And I’ve been playing it ever since. It’s as simple as that.”

As open spaces shrink, Kathmandu’s youths flock to futsal courts to play the beautiful game

But futsal’s popularity in recent years cannot be ascribed to the lack of open spaces alone. There are multiple other factors. In the game, players touch the ball frequently, which some players say make it more exciting; games do not get disturbed by rain or wind; and the futsal hubs provide facilities such as showers and eateries. It has also paralleled the popularity of compact, shorter versions of sports in other parts of the world.

The secret lives of dolls

“My dolls have souls,” says Padma Shree Shrestha. And on first glance, it appears that she might be right. These hundreds of dolls look alive, just about ready to step out of the glass frames they are comfortably housed in.

Entertaining realities

Apil Bista cut his teeth directing 2016’s Jhumkee, a slow-burning drama set mostly in a Tharu village in the Tarai during the late period of the Maoist insurgency. Most of the characters in the film are the oppressed, all quietly getting on with their lives, resigned to their circumstances. They speak their own dialect, and they look unremarkable—they act naturally.

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