V-Day in the Valley

Charlie Chaulagain | April 20, 2015

How does it feel when someone coldly asks you to lie down and spread your legs?

Retrospectives on modern Nepal

Pranab Man Singh | April 9, 2015

Anyone who goes to this retrospective will quickly dismiss any suggestion that Nepali art is a second-rate derivation of Western stylistics.

Review: Khagendra Lamichhane

Sushrut Acharya | January 2, 2015

Besides the usual requirements of a successful theatre production, the solo performance presents the actor with a specific set of challenges. How does he convey the nuances of an interaction when half of the dialogue isn’t heard? What does he do to convey the particulars of a story when the other characters aren’t seen? Or, […]

राजनीतिको भगीरथ कर्म

उज्ज्वल प्रसार्इं | September 29, 2014

पत्रकार प्रशान्त झाको किताब ब्याटल्स अफ द न्यु रिपब्लिकले संघर्षको पृष्ठभूमि उधिन्छ, भएका उपलब्धि कति हुन्, त्यसको नाप जोख गर्छ। र, तिनलाई संस्थागत गर्ने क्रममा भएका व्यवहारिक राजनीतिक रस्साकस्सिका विचित्र किस्सा सुनाउँछ ।

रोमान्चक शहरको मौलिक इतिहास

नयन-पी-सिन्धुलीय | September 6, 2014

काठमाडौं, लेखक – थोमस बेल, रेन्डम हाउस इन्डिया, ४६३ पृष्ठ विश्वविद्यालयमा इतिहासको अध्ययन सकी बेलायतबाट नेपाल बरालिएका थोमस बेलले लगभग एक दशकमा काठमाडौं र नेपाललाई अत्यन्त नजिकबाट देखे-भोगेका छन् । यसैहप्ता विमोचित पहिलो आलेखात्मक पुस्तक ‘काठमाडौँ’ मार्फत बेलले यो अत्यन्त रोमान्चक तर विरोधाभासपूर्ण कर्मथलोको बिल्कुल मौलिक र ऐतिहासिक अन्वेषण सार्बजनिक गरेका छन् । बेलायती अखबारहरूका लागि स्वतन्त्र पत्रकारिता गर्दै […]

Review: Downtown Restaurant, Pulchowk, Lalitpur

gobArganesh | August 24, 2014

The sun rose slightly earlier than the day before. The sun rose like rose concrete. The sun came up like a smoke alarm over Kathmandu which was already half-awake and blowing steam. It was a usual morning. I got up, I made coffee, I took a shower, I used a bar of soap with seabuckthorn […]

Review: Santosh Kulung’s Restaurant, Cheskam, Solukhumbu

gobArganesh | June 8, 2014

I walked for three days through the impossibly steep mid-hills of Eastern Nepal to reach this tiny hole-in-the-wall in the upper reaches of the Hongku river. The predominantly Kulung Rai village of Cheskam was saturated in late afternoon sun and the promise of millet. My feet felt like chhoila. We were quickly given a seat at […]

The literal and the literary

Prawin Adhikari | May 26, 2014

Eelum Dixit’s directorial debut, Red Monsoon, explores abuse and refuses respite. It looks at the spatial character of relationships. It traces a line between rebellion and its genesis in abuse: literally between one pair of characters and with a bit more subtlety between others. It peels back the layers that obscure our chaotic metropolis by looking […]

Country comes to city

Nepalikukur | May 10, 2014

Wherein a tone-deaf MC and a jetlagged headliner fail to derail a sonic ride at the City Museum Kathmandu After a season’s worth of delays, the City Museum Kathmandu opened discreetly on May 5 with a series of guided tours by its indefatigable Director, Kashish Das Shrestha. Those in the know had already sneaked over […]