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This is not an endorsement

This is an exercise in deciding whom to cast my vote for in the first local elections since the turn of the millennium. An exercise that may or may not prove useful for you. We have one last weekend to mull over whom we would like to represent our interests, after 15 years of mulling over what our interests are.

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Keeping the faith

Do I imagine myself visiting a gobargas project in the sticks to see if my environmental sins are being alchemized into virtue?

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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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