Sangita Shrestha

The contributor for Republica.

Embracing hope during the time of crisis

Published On: May 6, 2021 05:19 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Despite the current adverse situation, youngsters on social media are using the digital platforms as a bridge to fill the gap between those who are in need during this crisis and those who can help fulfill their needs. Then, there are some initiatives to flow the information regarding the needed services from the local community and individuals to somewhat ease the current situation.

On the way from Hanumandhoka to Ratnapark (Photo Feature)

Published On: April 29, 2021 05:10 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Hanumandhoka, Ason, Indrachowk and Ratnapark wore a deserted look on Thursday due to the week-long prohibitory orders imposed by the local administration in the Kathmandu Valley in order to break the chain of transmission of the second wave of COVID-19.

Crave opens its new outlet

Published On: April 25, 2021 04:17 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

It has a soft and creamy texture that melts in your mouth. Then, the chocolate power on the top with dry texture gives a burst of flavor. And it is none other than mocha cake — moist, fluffy and full of chocolate and coffee flavor, which is one of the specialties of Crave: The bakery and Coffee shop.

Graduation fashion show ‘Astitwa’ showcased shades of woman

Published On: April 13, 2021 06:26 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

A total of 79 graduating designers, studying Bachelor of Fashion Design and Management (BFDM) at Namuna College of Fashion Technology affiliated to Purbanchal University, showcased their creativity in eight different sequences in the show.

Hunt for the local taste ‘On the table’

Published On: March 31, 2021 04:15 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

He with his team — producer Unnati Shakya and cameraperson Bimal Thapa —successfully tempts any food lovers to visit and explore the food served there at least once in a lifetime. On top of that, they are affordable.  Though you might not find those places posh.

Woes of women on display through ‘Think Pink’

Published On: March 29, 2021 05:20 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Artist Anisha Maharjan's second solo painting exhibition 'Think Pink', featuring 14 paintings since 2017, is on display at Gallery LA, Bauddha. The exhibition which began on March 9 has the theme related to the expression, experience and life of being a woman in the patriarchal society.

Showcasing effects of corruption through art

Published On: February 28, 2021 03:10 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Transparency International Nepal (TIN) organized a one-day painting exhibition on Sunday at Nepal Art Council, Babermahal. TIN has been organizing painting exhibitions on an annual basis with an aim to inculcate in the viewers a sense of the virtues that people need to follow in order to eradicate negative effects of corruption on society through art.

ReconwithMe for cyber security

Published On: February 3, 2021 02:25 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

With the pandemic, most of us and the organizations we work for have become accustomed to using various digital platforms. But with the massive use of such platforms, we also have greater chance of committing organizational security breaches.

Activists warn KMC of legal remedy for conservation of Kamalpokhari (With Video)

Published On: January 19, 2021 07:24 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Activists staged a protest demonstration in front of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office at Sundhara, demanding the conservation of Kamalpokhari, a historical pond in Kathmandu.

‘A Single Brushstroke’ on display

Published On: January 4, 2021 05:21 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Siddhartha Art Gallery at Babermahal Revisited, which was closed for the last nine months due to the pandemic, has reopened with the exhibition "A Single Brushstroke: Chan Mind Spiritual Painting" by Jerome Edou.

‘The Virtually Nude Show’ breaking away the conventional definition of nudity

Published On: December 31, 2020 05:37 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The “Virtually Nude Show” presents a body of work that shows a variety of artistic expressions and understanding of nude form of art through a contemporary approach.

Sweet delicacy Yomari and its recipe

Published On: December 29, 2020 06:04 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Traditionally, Yomari is a sweet delicacy (stuffed with Chaku and Sesame seed) cooked in the Newah community to celebrate Yomari Punhi that falls on the full moon day of Thinla, the second month of the Newari calendar. The festival usually falls in November/December and this year it has fallen on December 30. Yomari which is translated as a favorite bread item is not only a comfort food but is also nutritious which helps to keep one warm. So, it’s an apt food for winter.

Today’s cabinet meeting to decide on NMPA’s demand to reopen cinema halls

Published On: December 25, 2020 03:31 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The government has not taken any decision to reopen the cinema halls which have been closed for the past nine months. However, the cinema halls have come into operation after the Nepal Motion Picture Association (NMPA), decided to make the halls operational from today.

Kathmandu gets its new living gods Ganesh and Bhairab

Published On: December 18, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Nepal is the land of the living goddess, Kumari, but few of us know about the existence of living gods — Ganesh and Bhairab. The living forms of Ganesh and Bhairab are worshipped only in Kathmandu though other cities, including Patan, Bungamati and Bhaktapur, also have their Kumaris.

Dazzling display over the sky: Pics

Published On: November 30, 2020 07:00 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Vibrant colors excite most of us and it is an absolute thrill to witness an amazing burst of colors over the vast sky. On Thursday, rays of Sun scattered over the Valley's sky that created the colors of twilight.

Kartik Naach concluded showcasing Lord Vishnu’s Varah and Narasimha avatar

Published On: November 29, 2020 04:34 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Legendary dance drama,  Kartik Naach concluded on Saturday this year.  The performance was held for two days at Kartik Dabali, Patan Durbar Square.

How writers are making sense of the pandemic

Published On: October 18, 2020 09:10 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Post-pandemic, they hope to see more meaningful conversations and writings

5 things about Bindu Pariyar

Published On: October 15, 2020 03:15 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

'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's love for Sarod

Published On: October 6, 2020 05:22 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

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.

Father's Day: Following in my Dad's Footsteps, Together

Published On: August 19, 2020 01:12 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Father is a constant source of inspiration who teaches to lead, respect others and always stand up for oneself. And there is a precious bond between a father and his child. Father’s Day is one special occasion to celebrate his loving presence. Here are some individuals who have followed in their father’s footsteps: