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.
Amritananda smiled. What a strange, quaint person this Rejident was, impeccable manners, soft-spoken and so out of place in the cesspool of Kathmandu politics.
Do I imagine myself visiting a gobargas project in the sticks to see if my environmental sins are being alchemized into virtue?
Image: Philippe Van Cauteren, photo by Dirk Pauwels
The Triennale is like a pumping system to show the potential of the arts in other industries in the city.
Image: Divided Nepal (Gaijatra series), Ragini Upadhyay-Grela, acrylic on canvas, 76 X 92 cm, 2009
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.