Divided Nepal (Gaijatra series), Ragini Upadhyay-Grela, acrylic on canvas, 76 X 92 cm, 2009
Image: Divided Nepal (Gaijatra series), Ragini Upadhyay-Grela, acrylic on canvas, 76 X 92 cm, 2009

The Contemporary Art Scene in Nepal

Cut-outs of poles and cables rearranged and glued together. A white square split in two – a brick wall drawn on one half and a tunnel-like hole on the other; in the middle, a poem inside a pomegranate, an ode to the neighbourhood fruit tree now buried under concrete.

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Nasala Chitrakar and Malashree Suvedi
Image: Nasala Chitrakar and Malashree Suvedi

Writing haikus in Jhapa

  • Nasala Chitrakar
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015
  • 1 Comment

On 20 February this year, the eighth-grade students of East Horizon English Higher Secondary School in Jhapa found their language teacher, Rekha Ma’am, seated amongst them. That day, our team of four weary Word Warriors was taking on her role. After 16 long hours on a night bus from Kathmandu, we decided to throw our [...]

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Aditya Aryal aka Sadhu-X, by Kashish Das Shrestha
Image: Aditya Aryal aka Sadhu-X, by Kashish Das Shrestha

Doing it right

  • Kashish Das Shrestha
  • Monday, February 9, 2015
  • 15 Comments

Dear young artists (students of Fine Arts, recent graduates, emerging talents) of Nepal, I found out earlier today that on Saturday, The Kathmandu Post published an odd article about Aditya Aryal aka Sadhu-X, one of our most promising artists. It was very disappointing for many reasons, which I will address below. But first I want to urge [...]

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