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  • Nepal Art, Going International

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    Nepal Art, Going International by Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha Art fairs are on the rise globally! With the turn of the new century, art fairs, biennales, and triennials have multiplied at an alarming rate. In 1970, there were just three events: Cologne, Basel, and Art Actuel, but

  • When Winter Strikes

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    When Winter Strikes By Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha “There is no sincerer love than the love of food” –So aptly stated by George Bernard Shaw, Irish comic dramatist and literary critic of the late nineteenth century. Food is the basic necessity for survival, too. It is amazing how the

  • Minpachas: Nepal's Winter Holidays of Yesteryears

    Prawash Gautam

    Minpachas: Nepal's Winter Holidays of Yesteryears by Prawash Gautam Sitting on an iron bench propped against a wall below the stairs of a temple in Patan Durbar Square, legs crossed, and hands over his walking stick, a fluff of long, white hair coming out of the

  • Prithivi Jayanti

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    Prithivi Jayanti by Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha The 11th of January was celebrated as a public holiday in Nepal for a very long time as Prithivi Jayanti, and also as National Unity Day, it being the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah, who was the first

  • Taking the Long View

    Evangeline Neve

    Taking the Long View His journey of exploration and discovery to a far-off Himalayan kingdom resulted in his becoming a part of its history.  Nepal in decades past as seen through the eyes of one of its faithful culture recorders. Wolfgang Korn is probably best

  • Much More than just a Festival of Lights

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

      Much More than just a Festival of Lights  An occasion when relationships are bonded between brothers and sisters, as also between animals and us.  It is certainly one of the most popular festivals of Nepal, and enjoyed by both old and young equally. It

  • The Many Facets of Heritage

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    A heritage issue indeed! But how far are we updated to the current discourses of heritage? In general, heritage is something that is inherited; a legacy, tradition, achievements, beliefs, a part of our past and what we will pass on to the future. It is a term not easy

  • Mana Maiju Jatra

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Honoring the Goddess of Beauty Once upon a long, long, time ago, when the gods descended to Earth frequently, there was a girl named Mana in a place called Jitpur, She was a fervent devotee of Lord Indra, and meditated rigorously on the bank of the site

  • Historical Development of Temple Architecture in Nepal

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    “To probe the background of Nepalese temple architecture is to attempt to penetrate the greatest complexity of Nepalese life, to separate the inseparable religious and sub cults which have welded themselves together into a finished product” quotes Bernier in his book Temples of Nepal. Since ancient times,

  • Parallel Passages of Nepali Art

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    In Asia, Nepal is known more as a pilgrimage site, what with it being the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, besides having many important shrines sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Nepal is also known for being home to the top eight mountain peaks of the world. To