Aswini Jha is a pageant and fashion choreographer. He has choreographed around 300 beauty pageants and fashion shows so far. He is also the winner of ‘National Youth Talent Award 2077’ in choreography and art presented by Nepal Government, Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Here, the mother-son duo Anjana Shakya (founder) and Prajwol man Shakya (director) of the gallery, share their experience about their new venture along with the motivation, challenges, initiatives and more while working in the field of traditional Newah art.
January 31, 2021 05:41 PM NPT
A variety of chocolates and pastries are seen flooding our market though we have our own array of authentic sweets having unique taste and are produced locally. Among them are Gundpak and Pustakaris, which are considered favorite sweets and are our own culinary tradition.
'Parkha Parkha Mayalu' famed singer Bindu Pariyar has been entertaining Nepali music lovers with her modern and folk tuned songs. In her seven years' career in singing, she has already sung more than 300 Nepali songs. Few of her hit songs are ‘Pahilo Numberma’ from the movie ‘Chhakka Panja 3’, ‘Gharbar Ma’, ‘Maa K Gaaru’, and more. She has already launched two solo albums, ‘Maya Garchu Hai’ is her latest album.
Ustad Sudarshan Rajopadhaya also known as Ustad Yesraj has been playing the instrument Sarod for the past 30 years. He is not only accustomed to playing Sarod but he is also a singer, composer and writer. Playing sarod for Rajopadhaya is a form of meditation, where he has sung and composed more than 100 songs in Nepali and Nepal Bhasa. He is soon going to release his books of poems in Nepal Bhasa and Nepali language—collection of 45 poems, 'Nhughaa Khaa' and collection of 85 poems, 'Jibanka Pannaharu'—respectively.
August 13, 2020 05:21 PM NPT
Juju Kaji Maharjan is the founder of Heartbeat, which was set up to advocate and campaign for the rights of street children. Since 2009, it has been working to provide education and healthy lifestyle to children and youngsters. Through the organization, he began various campaigns such as ‘Food For Education’, ‘Art for All’ and more. During the time of pandemic, Heartbeat is distributing lunch packets at the National Kidney Center and his organization is helping three local schools for lunch. He has received Youth Ambassador for peace by UPF in 2008 and Young Achievers awards in 2011 among others.
Anisha Maharjan is the first winner of ‘Dopper Changemaker' that was held in 2019. Dopper Changemaker 2019 in Nepal was about supporting students to implement their thesis or graduation project on two major environmental issues: water and/or plastic pollution.
Salina Tamang is the Girls Education Program Manager at Room to Read Nepal. She has more than 18 years of experience working in the development sector. She has worked with marginalized and stigmatized groups (sexual and gender minorities) of Nepal in their fight against discrimination and social exclusion. Currently, her work is to develop girls toward empowerment through life skills, mentoring and ensuring that they complete school in an environment which is gender friendly, safe and accessible.
March 16, 2020 07:13 PM NPT
Saruk Tamrakar has rocked the screen as an actor in feature films like ‘Rani’, ‘Intu Mintu Londonma’, ‘Meri Mamu’ and ‘Namari Baanchey’. Also, he was featured in several short films such as ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Thirsty’ among others. Not only on screen, but he is also skilled behind the screen as a director and producer.