Sangita Shrestha

The contributor for Republica.

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:

Balaju-Bypass Road Expansion: Displaced locals in relay fast

Published On: August 12, 2020 05:42 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Locals of Balaju ward no. 16 have started a relay fast from Saturday. They are protesting against demolition of houses done without any basis or information. Moreover, the Supreme Court had issued an order on Chaitra 8, 2073 BS not to enter the house-yard, occupy it unauthorized and demolish it until the issue is resolved through discussion.

Recognizing the role of indigenous women’s knowledge

Published On: August 11, 2020 01:28 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Women of the World Virtual Nepal 2020, an online events series, became a platform to understand the condition of indigenous women in the current scenario and how indigenous knowledge and skills can help let the identity of the country get noticed in the international level.

Creating her own opportunity

Published On: August 7, 2020 04:40 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

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.

Young social entrepreneur bringing change in the community

Published On: August 4, 2020 03:01 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Twenty-nine years old, Jaa Dangol, is the founder of Lachhi situated in Khokana. Lachhi has its own café and store where one can taste the authentic Newari food, buy ethnic handmade crafts and local agricultural products.

Will the pandemic make online education shine? (Part II)

Published On: July 31, 2020 02:49 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

In this uncertain situation, educational institutes such as schools and colleges have taken the advantage of technology to let their students gain knowledge and get them engaged in some ways, when there is no school at all. However, due to various circumstances only few students are being able to utilize it fully.

Will the pandemic make online education shine? (Part I)

Published On: July 31, 2020 02:29 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

It’s a wait and watch situation for educational sectors due to COVID-19 pandemic. Though the government has lifted lockdown effective from July 21, nine service fields are still closed where educational institutes are one among them.

Narrating expressions through videos

Published On: July 27, 2020 07:13 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Human beings are meant to be living in a society, in a group. Living life without social engagement is a challenge. However, COVID-19 forced everyone to be in isolation and maintain distance from each other. Nevertheless, thanks to the modern technology that helped to stay connected with the loved ones and share our feelings.

Vibrant month of colors: Shrawan (with video)

Published On: July 17, 2020 01:09 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Amid the pandemic, with the eased lockdown, the fervor of Shrawan has begun. Shrawan is a sacred month for Hindus, the fourth month of the Bikram Sambat calendar. It is known as the ‘month of Shiva’ according to Hindu mythology. During this month, devotees pay their homage to lord Shiva in nearby temples.

Working for the girls’ empowerment and education

Published On: July 13, 2020 02:42 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

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.

Will there be Rato Machhindranath's chariot procession?

Published On: July 8, 2020 04:28 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Rato Machhindranath or Karunamaya is the god of grain and rain, where Rato Macchindranath or Bungadya's Jatra is considered as a living culture, which is celebrated by Buddhists, Hindus, Vaishnavites and Shaivites (Nath sects) alike

Guru: One who lets light in life (With Video)

Published On: July 5, 2020 07:02 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

In a person’s life, a teacher has his/her influence not only in the classroom but well into the future. With their guidance, students can reach impeccable heights of success.

Significance of Guru (With Video)

Published On: July 5, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Guru Purnima also known as Vyas Jyanti is celebrated on Asadh Sukla Purnima every year. This year it is being observed on Sunday.

Exploring the future of theater

Published On: July 3, 2020 07:15 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Theater hall comes alive with the soul of artists. The black box space becomes colorful with lively performance, along with the support of people working behind the scenes. However, since the outbreak of COVID-19 and lockdown in the nation the magic that used to happen has come to a halt. Like many other fields, theatrical scenario too is looking grim.

Here's how to make your own cloth menstrual pads

Published On: June 28, 2020 02:33 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Isn't it a delight, if you could spend less on sanitary pads or tampons? And what if you could make your own cloth pads, more comfortable and are better for the environment? So, here's a video on how to make your own reusable pads: