My Republica

Joshna Karki

The contributor for Republica.

Drawing it as it is

Published On: February 17, 2017 01:15 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

I came up with the name Miss Moti because a friend used to call me Moti. I wanted to change this negative connotation into a positive one.

Comfort among chaos

Published On: February 3, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

A multi cuisine restaurant and event venue, Around the Corner (ATC) at Bansbari, Dhapasi Marg is a perfect place to get away from the chaotic sights and sounds of the city. With a large outdoor space that leads to a nursery, as soon as you enter ATC you’ll hear the pleasant sounds of birds chirping and see squirrels running about. There is a stone tap that lends an old world charm to the space and vintage lights draped on and hanging from the trees. Some customers call it a mini version of the Garden of Dreams.

A day at the Golden Temple

Published On: January 20, 2017 03:44 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

“It is difficult as I have to purify myself by bathing even when I go to the toilet. But, I feel free because nobody scolds me or makes me cry. I don’t have to do any work and I’m loved by everyone because God loves the principal priest.”

Short & Smart: Styles for short hair

Published On: January 6, 2017 12:29 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

Established fifteen years ago, Galz Beauty Parlor is run by the three Shrestha sisters. The eldest sister, Osha Mulmi Shrestha, started working when she was sixteen and though experienced, she still travels abroad for trainings to enhance her beauty and makeup skills.

All round fitness

Published On: January 6, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

You might not be able to do extensive workout on all the days you plan to exercise, but that shouldn’t curtail your activity level as well. Remain active and try and squeeze in some form of exercise at least.

That one book

Published On: December 30, 2016 12:12 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

When you lay a book in your hand and sink to the pages of magic unfolding in each turn, visualize a world being painted out of the perspective of the writer and feel the whole universe falling silent to the rhythm of the voices of the characters, you begin to realize that book is your call for conscious escape. A writer writes without creating or deciding the meaning of his/her work. This interpretation is the readers alone.

Into the world of games

Published On: December 16, 2016 03:51 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

Ayush Raj Tuladhar, the founder of NGamers Club, an organization that was established with the objective of creating professionalism in e-sports in Nepal says, “The prospect of gaming in Nepal with respect to PC, console and mobile has become better and the craze in people towards gaming from all over Nepal has been marvelous. Thousands of people attend our gaming tournaments and we have different corporate companies sponsoring our events too.”

Co-working culture

Published On: December 16, 2016 12:26 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

People who work from these shared workspaces claim that they have been more productive and meeting new people from different backgrounds has actually helped their businesses expand.

Art effect

Published On: December 15, 2016 11:15 PM NPT By: Joshna Karki

An artist of political and social conscience, Hit Man Gurung believes in growing as an individual and thus works to better himself through his art. Art for him is a practice that doesn’t have a definite shape. He says, “Art is the reflection of reality which may or may not be accepted by people. As an artist, I present the multiple reality of society through my discovery and try to understand it through my expression.”

Boutique cafes

Published On: December 9, 2016 10:25 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

When good food and music meet open space for work, relaxation and amusingly an outlet to shop, what else could anyone want? Located alongside the lively road of Lazimpat is Fashion Delicacy, the nook of Ranibari Marg is Mitini Café and Shop, and opposite the American Embassy in Maharajgunj is Café Tara – places where food comes with a package of other services, and great services to boot.

Happy Child

Published On: November 26, 2016 10:11 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

Far away on a bridge, engulfed in blushing sunlight and filtering raindrops, a happy child was cycling by. She cycled in the speed of the breeze. The air was crisp, rustling her autumn hair. It was spring but her hair was still autumn. Her hair was like the stars in the sky, the mystery of its number always amusing her.

Finding your creative vision

Published On: November 18, 2016 10:50 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

A graduate in BFA Graphic Communication from Kathmandu University (KU), Aayusha Shrestha has been designing gold plated brass jewelry under the brand name AAMO for a little over a year now. And the handcrafted pieces have gained quite the reputation and popularity to boot. Each piece of AAMO jewelry, in its perfect fusion of the traditional and the contemporary, carries a story of Nepal and its history and heritages, which is why they are unique and refreshing.

Visually yours

Published On: November 17, 2016 11:45 PM NPT By: Joshna Karki

Photo books are instrumental sources of photographs incorporated with texts that tell a visual story of what has been shot and how it has shaped the photographers that have taken the images. They are useful in studying the work of some of the really good photographers to find inspiration, develop your own ideas and style, and learn to visualize the world. Mandala Book Store displays various such photo books out of which The Week’s Joshna Karki picked the following six works that immortalizes the crafts, culture, lifestyle, norms and customs of the land of temples, Himalayas, adventure, and Travel – Nepal.

Interior designing for Tihar

Published On: October 30, 2016 06:36 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

There are some basic things you should keep in mind while decorating your home this season, say designers. Avoid mixing too many colors as people usually tend to go overboard during Tihar. Decide on a color palate and stick to it.

The man behind Bodhi arts

Published On: October 28, 2016 12:51 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

Bimal Bolakhe, an artist from Rautahat, came to Kathmandu at the age of 18. Bolakhe lost his father when he was six years old and had worked as a houseboy trading work for food and education. He couldn’t pursue his passion then but he thought coming to Kathmandu would change things. He somehow got himself enrolled in Srijana Fine Arts College. Now, in his free time, he loves reading historical books, mainly Roman and Greek and hangs around Basantapur and Patan Durbar Square doing different types of art. He spoke to The Week’s Joshna Karki about what art means to him.

The magic of Manga

Published On: October 21, 2016 07:28 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

Japanese influenced comics and graphic novels – Mangas are traditionally black and white and are read from right to left. Its broad genre ranges from action-adventure, comedy, horror, science fiction to business, romance and sports.