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Sangita Shrestha

Sr. correspondent at Republica.

MBBS students continue to protest demanding internship arrangements

Published On: September 28, 2021 04:57 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

MBBS students who have not been able to complete their internships in China due to the coronavirus pandemic have continued their protest programs.

Tamang identity, an oppressed past in the form of art

Published On: September 27, 2021 04:41 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Artist Subas Tamang has an average Nepali height; a man in his early 30’s who completed his Master’s in Fine Arts in Printmaking. On Sunday, he was seen donning a dark blue shirt and a gray trouser; and on his right shoulder hung a black tote bag. Subas has a calm face, yet his eyes give away a vibe, as if something is bothering him.

The thrilling aspect of Indra Jatra: Pulu Kishi procession (with video)

Published On: September 20, 2021 05:23 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Indra Jatra is one of the most remarkable festivals of Kathmandu where the streets come alive with traditional music, mask dances, chariot processions, folk drama and more. And the procession of Pulu Kishi is one of the fascinating processions among other processions taken out during the jatra.

‘Besar’: Reflection of contemporary society

Published On: September 15, 2021 04:56 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

L Bazra Lama’s solo painting exhibition titled ‘Besar’ began at LA Gallery, Bauddha on Wednesday. A total of 13 conceptual paintings are on display where he has used social issues such as abortion, suicide, constitution, and politics among others as his theme for the exhibition.

‘The nude exhibition 2021’ on display

Published On: September 14, 2021 04:57 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Around 50 works of a total of 23 artists are on display at an exhibition titled ‘The Nude exhibition 2021’ which began on September 3 at M Cube Gallery, Chakupat, Lalitpur. As the title of the exhibition suggests, it features paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures that accentuate the beauty of the natural body without artificial clothing — nude.

Trendy Teej (With video)

Published On: September 9, 2021 03:10 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Teej is all about reunion with sisters and relatives to share the bittersweet experiences of life. Then, rejoicing and enjoying togetherness — dancing, singing and feasting. Moreover, every year, married Hindu women fast and wish for a prosperous life of their spouses, while unmarried women fast in a hope to get a good husband and they worship Lord Shiva. This festival falls on the third dark day of the lunar month according to Nepali month Bhadra. This year, the festival is being celebrated on Thursday.

Sweetening your dad’s day this father’s day

Published On: September 7, 2021 05:40 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Today is father’s day and it’s always a sweet gesture to show your dad how much you love and appreciate him. And the best way to do so is offering him some sweet delights to indulge in.

'Virtual Gaijatra Pride Event' concludes

Published On: August 23, 2021 07:20 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

On the occasion of Gaijatra, the US Embassy Kathmandu hosted 'Virtual Gaijatra Pride Event', to celebrate LGBTQI+ pride with US Ambassador Randy Berry, activist and human rights activists Angel Lama, author Niranjan Kunwar, and folk singer Prakash Saput on Monday.

Here's why snakes are worshipped in Naagpanchami

Published On: August 13, 2021 03:22 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

According to the lunar calendar, every year Naagpachami is observed on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Shrawan. Naagpanchami is the festival dedicated to Naag or the serpent god. During Nagpanchami, poster/paintings with motifs of snakes, half-human half-snake forms, Lord Krishna sitting or standing on multi-headed snake, insects, frog and more are seen pasted on the front door of the houses.

Let’s respect everyone’s choice

Published On: August 6, 2021 05:12 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

“This isn’t the era where someone’s music taste gives you the authority to have superiority complex over others. Let’s respect everyone’s choice,” says Sadichhya Manandhar, one of the founders of social media group Bangtan’s Purple Ocean, Nepali fans of BTS.

Choreographer needs patience to teach others and know what looks good to a wider audience: Ashwini Jha

Published On: July 26, 2021 04:39 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Aswini Jha is a pageant and fashion choreographer. He has choreographed around 300 beauty pageants and fashion shows so far. He is also the winner of ‘National Youth Talent Award 2077’ in choreography and art presented by Nepal Government, Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Shivangini’s ‘Bold and Beautiful’ on display

Published On: July 14, 2021 02:07 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babermahal Revisited, is holding an abstract painting exhibition by artist Shivangini Rana. Rana’s solo exhibition titled ‘Bold and Beautiful’ features bold brush strokes with vibrant colors on canvas depicting her carefree and confident attitude.

Bodhisattva Gallery creating opportunities to understand traditional Newah art

Published On: July 7, 2021 04:53 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Here, the mother-son duo Anjana Shakya (founder) and Prajwol man Shakya (director) of the gallery, share their experience about their new venture along with the motivation, challenges, initiatives and more while working in the field of traditional Newah art.

Head held high

Published On: July 1, 2021 01:42 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

That person in the mirror, how is it?  Is it asking about your identity or reflecting your identity? What's the use of the identity when the person in the mirror Doesn't resemble your identity. Does that person hold eye contact with you or just stares you back with anger or agony ?

Eight interesting facts about Sithi Nakha

Published On: June 16, 2021 02:17 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Sithi Nakha is celebrated on the sixth day of the waxing moon, according to the lunar calendar, in the Nepali month of Jestha/Asar. This year it has fallen on Wednesday, June 16.

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.