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Big thaw hits Harbin ice sculptures in China

Big thaw hits Harbin ice sculptures in China

- by Reuters

Ice and snow sculptures carved by nearly 10,000 artists in the city of Harbin have melted during a sudden warm spell, forcing the earliest closure of the main venue at China’s biggest winter festival. ...

Virtual Museum operated

Virtual Museum operated

In order to track down and gather information on the migrated Nepali arts and statues, Global Nepalimuseum.com is recently in operation. The launched website will keep the record of around 1000 Nepali artifacts that are...

SC Suman's Songs of Innocence and Experience

SC Suman's Songs of Innocence and Experience

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Siddhartha Art Gallery is garnered with enchanting paintings by Veteran artist SC Suman. The exhibition titled 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' that began on January 23 continues till Wednesday. ...

Weeping Banyan on exhibition

Weeping Banyan on exhibition

- by Republica

American Visual Artist Maureen Drdak, while in Nepal as a Fulbright research fellow in 2011, she passed by an ancient and stately banyan tree nearby Department of Immigration office, Kalikasthan. She noticed that this tree...

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Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

- by Reuters

A young couple with matching expressions stares nervously into the camera with deep brown eyes. He, a Vietnamese student, has just met the love of his life. She, a North Korean, is forbidden to love him back. It was 31 years after Pham Ngoc Canh, 69, took that first photo of Ri Yong Hui, before the two were finally allowed to get married in 2002 when North Korea took the rare step of allowing one of its citizens to marry a foreigner.

Marvels of traditional Newar art on exhibition

Marvels of traditional Newar art on exhibition

- by Sangita Shrestha

As you enter the gallery, you could feel this difference created by the lighting on the objects. Inside the gallery, you can get a vibe of walking inside a scared place surrounded by paintings and idols of Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses, as all the artworks are inspired by religious motifs found in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Discussing the development of Nepali painting

Discussing the development of Nepali painting

- by Republica

The scholars elaborated the history of Nepali painting. They talked about the need of policies in national level; need to include art education in school level; use of the internet; entrepreneurship, encouragement, and self-respect for artists; and more for the promotion of Nepali painting worldwide.

‘Tamu Hill Park’ for promoting tourism

‘Tamu Hill Park’ for promoting tourism

- by Republica

Phirphire is famous for Millennium cave, rural lifestyle, and traditional houses. There is a belief among locals that the park will help to promote rural tourism and Millennium Trek. An estimated budget of the park is around Rs 50,000,000

Manish’s representation of Kathmandu City: Project #1336

Manish’s representation of Kathmandu City: Project #1336

- by Sangita Shrestha

In the exhibition, the installation work looks like a pile of colorful intestine spread around 1300 sq/ft area. But when looked closely you could get a feel of the Kathmandu Valley that is surrounded by hills. Then both the ends of the rope are visible as if symbolizing; with the beginning of life, there is always an ending to it.

Ball gowns galore: London’s V&A Museum stages new Dior show

Ball gowns galore: London’s V&A Museum stages new Dior show

- by Associated Press

“The Ballroom,” which celebrates the designer’s love for extravagant evening wear with aplomb. Dozens of handmade gowns in sumptuous silks, feathers and crystals are displayed in a mirrored room with lighting that simulates sparkling constellations and showers of gold dust.

Where there is ‘Hope’, there is a way

Where there is ‘Hope’, there is a way

- by Sangita Shrestha

As students do not have much financial support for an exhibition, it took them five months to make the exhibition a success. They are financially in debt and about the exhibition, Vikram shared, “We four connected instantly and we saved money from our pockets for the exhibition. In the course of our work, the owner of frame store was well impressed by our work that he did us a generous favor by making the frames in credit.” The exhibition started with a positive spirit and they are happy with the favorable outcome.

The forgotten: Manthapokhari and the Shiva temple

The forgotten: Manthapokhari and the Shiva temple

- by Sajesh Raj Nepal

Locals here believe that the temple is related to the king Birat of Mahabharat since the place is very close to the remains of Bhediyari, the believed capital of Matchya kingdom ruled by king Birat. Professor Dr Som Prasad Khatiwada says that inside the cremation area are the remains of Rani Math related to the Malini, the beloved of King Salahesh, a folk legend.

Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

- by Associated Press

Russian believers imitate the baptism by entering the water and ducking themselves three times either on the evening before Epiphany or on that Jan. 19 feast day. Many make the sign of the cross, some others hold their noses.

Celebrating Maghe Sankranti

Celebrating Maghe Sankranti

- by Renu Twanabasu

The Newar community across the country is celebrating 'Ghiu Chaku Sankranti' today. As the community people especially consume ghiu and chaku on the day, the sankranti is observed after its name.

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