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Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

- by Associated Press

Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering. ...

Children learn acting

Children learn acting

- by Republica

‘Little Theater Garage’ an acting workshop organized with an aim to teach acting to children concluded on Saturday. ...

Window to Nepali modern art transformation

Window to Nepali modern art transformation

- by Republica

In the exhibition, there are a total of 97 artworks on display that explore nature, culture, tradition, expression, religion and more. The exhibition showcases artworks of veteran artists including Shashi Bikram Shah, Batsa Gopal Vaidya,...

‘Miraculous Places’ on display

‘Miraculous Places’ on display

- by Republica

A painting exhibition ‘Miraculous Places’ by German artist Dagmar Mathes is on display at Taragaon Museum, Boudha. The exhibition began on Tuesday where Paula Werner, Secretary of Culture from the German Embassy inaugurated the exhibition.

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Photo exhibition celebrating friendship begins

Photo exhibition celebrating friendship begins

A photo exhibition by photographer Deepak Tolange kicked off on Thursday at IOE, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur. The photo exhibition is organized by the Embassy of Germany and Goethe Institute to celebrate 60 years of friendship between Nepal and Germany.

Janabhaa Dyo chariot procession where communities come together

Janabhaa Dyo chariot procession where communities come together

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

On the first day of the festival, the deity in Machindranath Bahal is taken in a khat (palanquin) by eight priests and the deity is placed in the decorated chariot. Then, the procession begins from Tindhara (Durbar Marg) and is pulled toward Asan. Priests do not eat anything on the first day until the chariot is brought up to Asan. Before that barber shaves their head around 9 am and they prepare Khat. After that they take bath and they get dressed in white.

Mahesh Thapa's 'Marichika' released

Mahesh Thapa's 'Marichika' released

- by Republica

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli unveiled book 'Marichika' written by author Mahesh Thapa amidst a program organized at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar on Friday.

Bhaktapur celebrates Sagun Jatra

Bhaktapur celebrates Sagun Jatra

- by Renu Twanabasu

A major attraction of Bhaktapur’s Biska Jatra is ‘Swaga biyagu Jatra’, which means offerings to the deities. It is celebrated annually on the fourth of Baishakh.

Roshan BK's exhibition 'Wooden Reflection' on display

Roshan BK's exhibition 'Wooden Reflection' on display

- by Republica

The exhibition 'Wooden Reflection' kicked off on Thursday at Arupan Art Gallery, Lazimpat. The exhibition features watercolor paintings by artist Roshan BK. The solo art exhibition contains a total of 16 paintings created by BK from year 2013 till 2019.

'Exploring Bhaktapur' on display

'Exploring Bhaktapur' on display

- by Republica

The exhibition 'Exploring Bhaktapur' is on display at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur. The exhibition kicked off on Friday. This exhibition is the result of group of artists who came together for ‘Saturday Plein Air Workshop’ that was held in Bhaktapur.

Tradition of tongue-piercing

Tradition of tongue-piercing

- by Renu Twanabasu

Buddha Krishna Baag Shrestha pierces his tongue every year on the jatra held annually at Khasi Tole, Bodey, Bhaktapur. Shrestha first pierced his tongue in 2005. However, it was in 2008 when he started doing it on a yearly basis.

Glimpses of Biskaa Jatra

Glimpses of Biskaa Jatra

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Biskaa Jatra kicked off on April 10 this year. This jatra is celebrated for eight nights and nine days respectively. Here, are some glimpses of Biskaa Jatra:

Sanyukta's painting exhibition ‘The Fire of Change’ to begin on Tuesday

Sanyukta's painting exhibition ‘The Fire of Change’ to begin on Tuesday

- by Republica

A solo painting exhibition of Sanyukta Shrestha, ‘The Fire of Change’ is all set to kick off at Classic Gallery, Lalitpur from April 16 to April 18. Shrestha is a London based software engineer who leads the cultural community of Newars in the capital of UK. Shrestha is also the director of Nepal’s first animated movie, ‘The Legend of Shankhadhar’.

Art exhibition on Nepal India Friendship

Art exhibition on Nepal India Friendship

- by Republica

The exhibition featured SAA scholarship students supported by professional artists. SAA has been providing scholarship to 90 students. This 'Art Exhibition' is themed on “Nepal India Friendship”. SAA has been providing scholarship opportunities to talented and committed but financially limited and underprivileged Nepali children and youth since last seven years. All participants for this exhibition have been Academy’s scholars for the last five years.

Expressing through colors

Expressing through colors

- by Republica

A total of 29 paintings are on display at the exhibition titled 'Colors of Change' by artist Ranju Yadav. The exhibition began on March 30 at Nepal Art Council, Baber Mahal.

Alluring nature on display

Alluring nature on display

- by Republica

This is her 13 th solo exhibition where she has exhibited her artwork in Japan, France and Australia as well. In the exhibition one can view her artwork since 1999 and similar to the title of the exhibition she has created alluring nature on her canvas.

Artists and Cartoonists Felicitated

Artists and Cartoonists Felicitated

- by Republica

Cartoonists and organizations contributing to the development of the satire-art genre were felicitated with ‘Baratha Memorial Honor’ and ‘Swarna Kuchikalam’.

Ragini’s ‘Love Revisited’ on display

Ragini’s ‘Love Revisited’ on display

- by Republica

The solo art exhibition ‘Love Revisited’ by veteran artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela is on exhibition since March 13 at Le Sherpa, Lazimpat. The exhibition is dedicated to all the daughters and mother of this Earth and also to celebrate International Women’s day 2019.