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  • The Thangka Guru

    Anutara Shakya

    A four-storey commercial building at Hattisar is the last place you would expect a thangka school to be. Still, when I visited the school, I expected to find a doorway covered with the kind of traditional Tibetan curtains you see in gombas, and a big, fancy signboard with the school’s

    Feb.14.2017
  • Nothing about Anger

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Kalu Kumale is a name synonymous with wrathful deities, and thus when your interest builds up in his craft, you will most definitely try to trace the buried anger, rage, and indignation his works emote. But, it won’t be a surprise if you are left aghast to see this humble

    Dec.06.2016
  • restoring Lost Glory

    Amar B. Shrestha

    The number of heritage monuments destroyed or damaged due to the April 25 Earthquake has been terrible. Restoration is the need of the hour, but artisans are in short supply. Until 1970, ‘restoration’ was a word that was in the shadows in Nepal. It was the coronation of

    Aug.10.2015
  • Doing lots with Lokta

    Yukta Bajrachaya

    It may be only a piece of paper but it can also be so much more. Shri Bhushan Manandhar of Nepa Bhon is always exploring the possibilities and showing us that with Lokta paper, anything can be possible. The showcase of Lokta paper made earrings, hanging elegantly under the

    Feb.13.2014
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