Reviews

The fiction of climate change

Nepalikukur | June 15, 2017

We can blame climate change for the scattering of our seasons, and the cultures they enable. This is no less than a remoulding of our imaginations. But how do we face up to our rebellion against Mother Nature, and her wrathful, deadly response?

After the show: reflections on self and society

La.Lit | June 2, 2017

Through her personal history, she exposes how our national, collective history discards women’s experiences by always focusing on paternal family history and lineage.

The contemporary art scene in Nepal

Niranjan Kunwar | March 1, 2017

The contemporary art scene in Nepal might be vibrant but it’s not unambiguous. Who are the true contemporary Nepali artists of this decade? And what exactly do we mean by the term?

Dalit counterpublic

Pranab Man Singh | October 9, 2016

The photographic exhibition Dalit: A Quest for Dignity, on at Patan Museum till November 26, brings much of our country’s exploitative history into focus.

Learning to live

Rabi Thapa | June 19, 2016

Mountains melt, forests are felled, rivers flow and ebb, and where are we? It is tempting to imagine that climate change is too big for small places like Kurule to adapt to. But people still live here.

Everything is everything else

Pranaya SJB Rana | June 8, 2016

In All of Us In Our Own Lives, Thapa hammers in the adage that the personal is political, especially in a country like Nepal where there is no circle around the individual.

Other words, other worlds

Itisha Giri | April 17, 2016

In Other Words is an account of Jhumpa Lahiri losing and finding herself

Rule of thirds

Pranaya Rana | April 2, 2016

Three is an oblique, incomplete number. Three is a number of charm. Once is an accident, twice is coincidence, three times a pattern.

Reams of dreams

Rabi Thapa | December 22, 2015

There are at least two ways to go about telling a story. More straightforward, though not necessarily easier, is to document societies and situations that amuse, frustrate, illuminate.