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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Dalit counterpublic

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.

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Learning to live

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.

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All-of-us

Everything is everything else

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.

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