• A Wrathful Glare and a Nascent Smile

    A Wrathful Glare and a Nascent Smile

    Why Raj Kumar Shakya’s work has been drawing parallels to that of the legendary Arniko. Late King Birendra’s first question to him was how he had managed to smuggle the Swet Bhairav out of Hanuman Dhoka. An eerie silence followed. So enthralled was the royal entourage by the 12 foot replica of the fiery idol that it

  • A Remarkable Journey through Time

    A Remarkable Journey through Time

    Success breeds more success, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of Hotel Shanker—a hotel that is basking in the limelight because of its makers’ commitment to the preservation of the best of Nepali history, while balancing it with the needs of modern times. Once upon a time, the wide corridors of the sprawling durbar

  • Day Five

    Day Five

    As harrowing accounts of loss were emerging after the blizzard that swept through the Annapurna and Manaslu regions last month, a few groups of individuals continued to toil in the same harsh conditions in the hopes of saving the stranded lives. The following is a brief account of various efforts following the disaster. The initial pictures of

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  • A Wrathful Glare and a Nascent Smile

    A Wrathful Glare and a Nascent Smile

    Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga

    Why Raj Kumar Shakya’s work has been drawing parallels to that of the legendary Arniko. Late King Birendra’s first question to him was how he had managed to smuggle the Swet Bhairav out of Hanuman Dhoka. An eerie silence followed. So enthralled was the royal entourage by

    Dec.17.2014
  • Different Shades of the Superintendent

    Different Shades of the Superintendent

    Abhaya Joshi

    SSP Ghimire enjoys bright colors, but dark is the word that best defines the world he works in – a world not only of criminals and wrong doers, but also of victims and their suffering. It was around 2:30 am in the morning, the date: Saturday, August 2 2014.

    Dec.16.2014
  • Harvest Hymns

    Harvest Hymns

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Every winter, when I watch my mom make yomaris on Yomari Punhi my dad tells me a story that never gets old. I play dumb even though I hear the story from him every year. While my mom dabs the cone rice dough with the tip of her finger and

    Dec.15.2014
  • Knights of Folk Music

    Knights of Folk Music

    Girish Subedi

    Nepali folk band Night release their debut album. After numerous changes in their line-up, the band Night released their first album, ‘Ani Ukali, Sangai Orali, last month. Featuring ten songs, the album will also include two hit singles- ‘Kathor’ and ‘Tuina ko cha hai bhara,’ which have been

    Dec.14.2014
  • Nepali Art-  Issues Miscellany

    Nepali Art- Issues Miscellany

    Reviewed by Swosti Rajbhandari

    A look into artist Madan Chitrakar’s book. Nepali Art- Issues Miscellany is a compilation of articles written by eminent artist Madan Chitrakar for various publications since 1976.  It covers narratives, reflections and fascinations of the artist on assorted topics concerning art in Nepal, and is a seminal contribution to

    Dec.11.2014
  • A Timeless Wonderland

    A Timeless Wonderland

    Anutara Shakya

    With a name that grows on you, just like the substance on which it is baptized, Koh Kaine is a fresh breeze of air with its collection of natural fabrics and handcrafted garments. Tucked away in Jhamsikhel, amidst the busy street, is a secret called Koh Kaine.

    Dec.09.2014
  • Where Pasts Linger

    Where Pasts Linger

    Kapil Bisht

    The museums of the Kathmandu Valley give visitors glimpses of the past and serve as reminders of the cultural riches that are everywhere in the valley.  Museums aren’t the most attractive aspects of a place like Kathmandu valley, which in itself is an outdoor museum of sorts.

    Dec.08.2014
  • It Takes a Village:Memoirs of  a sojourn at The Gorkha Gaun Resort

    It Takes a Village:Memoirs of a sojourn at The Gorkha Gaun Resort

    Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga

    When they said a resort, I was morbidly expecting black tarred roads carved into a hillside, manicured lawns with landscaped flower banks and beer-slinging urban hipsters on a weekend getaway. Mentally I was ready to cave the next few days away, in the depths of my room, with a book

    Dec.05.2014
    • Sindhuli Gaadi

      By March 2015, traffic along the Banepa-Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway is going to go up exponentially. The highway, which is being engineered

    • Bhasmasura

      The story of Bhasmasura teaches us that greed and lust can lead to self-destruction. Bhasmasura turned himself into ashes, in

    • Swastika

      Because the Swastikai  is used as elcetion stamps, it was seen on pamphlets and banners of various parties. One