Sangita Shrestha

The contributor for Republica.

Have goals in life

Published On: November 17, 2019 03:39 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Being from the clan who gives life to clay in forms of vessels, it won’t be wrong to say that creativity is in his blood. He is a multifaceted artist who is also active in acting and is involved in local traditional mask dance as Devgan (masked dancer) during festivities. However, he is in love with painting and in water color medium.

Art should provoke emotion: Randy W Berry

Published On: November 10, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Berry was appointed ambassador to Nepal on September 2018 and has been living in Nepal since October, 2018. For him art is deeply emotional and added, “I think art which doesn’t move you or doesn’t leave an impression or make or produce a reaction isn’t something that I’m interested in. In my personal collection, they have a personal resonance to me.”

Travelling is personal (With Video)

Published On: November 7, 2019 06:46 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Being a woman in Nepal and to travel solo is a dare. Most of the time, women are skeptical about travelling alone and there are various reasons to feel so.

Doing what makes them happy: Performance Art

Published On: October 20, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

For them performance art is their way to communicate what they are thinking about and then translating their thoughts into visual acts.

The reason why ‘Kahi Nabhako Jaatra Hadigaun Maa’ is celebrated

Published On: October 15, 2019 02:34 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Once in a year, locals of Hadigaun pay homage to Lord Bishnu commemorating ‘Kahi Nabhako Jaatra’. This unique festival is an age-old tradition and as they say “Kahi Nabhako Jaatra Hadigaun Maa” (there’s no parade like the ones in Handigaun), Hadigaun in Kathmandu is well known for its unique jatras (parades) and cultures.

Art is like drug for me: Shankar Shrestha

Published On: October 13, 2019 08:39 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

It took him around six months to complete this painting. Using oil color medium, he has painstakingly worked on it and the result is mesmerizing.

All about love

Published On: October 10, 2019 12:01 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Your love is like a strong scent That never fades away from my mind. I like the way you do things That lingers in me all the time.

Nothing matters

Published On: October 9, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Our lives are nothing but stories Stories that might ignite motivation to some. At the end, life is nothing And really really nothing matters At the end.

Third edition of 'Himalayan Art Festival' concludes

Published On: October 3, 2019 06:45 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The art festival exhibited 200 artworks of 150 artists. It aims to promote the aesthetic value of art, to encourage Nepali corporate houses to invest in Nepali art and to create Nepali art platform for local collectors/buyers and to create awareness about the art practices in Nepal to local and international art market.

Why 23-year old Sujit is into traditional Paubha art?

Published On: October 2, 2019 01:14 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

For him creating paubha painting is his way of letting the world know about the country’s culture and tradition. He said, “We use various religious motifs of gods and goddess from Lichchhavi and Malla era, which is unique in themselves and are the source of our identity. Youngsters like me should be involved in traditional paubha painting because there is so much in it that is yet to be revealed. ”

4 things about divine architect and craftsman: Lord Vishwakarma

Published On: September 18, 2019 01:09 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

According to the ‘Rig Veda’, Vishwakarma is the personification of creative power of the Supreme Being and the divine architect of the universe who invented many architectural wonders along with tools/weapons for gods/goddesses. And here’s a list of five things about him and his invention:

Are you ready for Kumari Rath Jatra?

Published On: September 13, 2019 08:54 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The first day begins from Kumari Ghar, Basantapur and heads toward Chikanmugal, Jaisi Dewal, Lagan, Hyumat, Bhimsensthan, Maru and halts at Kumari Ghar. Lord Ganesh’s chariot is pulled first, followed by Lord Bhairab and then Kumari.

Keep doing

Published On: September 13, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Life is nothing but a circle of events Just like the seasons  One after another, it comes and goes Teaching us valuable lesson to keep on going

Using film making as a tool to express thoughts and experiences

Published On: September 10, 2019 02:09 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

They chose film making as a tool to express their thoughts and they also realized that film is a strong medium to convey the same.

Strengthening the bond through art exhibition

Published On: September 10, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Though having similar theme they have been successful to showcase their individuality and uniqueness in their paintings.

Creating dialogue through art: ‘Object in Focus’

Published On: September 9, 2019 03:53 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The artist who believes that he is a bridge between traditional and contemporary art says art is similar to journalism. He adds, “Art gives us identity and we should acknowledge the value of art. And through art, an artist tries to create dialogue and depict the picture of society and current happenings as journalism does.”

Mustang through Bidhata’s eyes on display

Published On: August 29, 2019 04:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Bidhata has been showcasing the theme of architectural beauty intertwined with history, culture and religion of Mustang since, her visit to Mustang few years ago. Before, that she consistently used leaves as her major motif in her painting, comparing their characteristics with life in general.

Indian artist's painting exhibition '29' on display

Published On: August 21, 2019 12:33 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Horse is one beautiful animal that is sturdy, strong and elegant. The way a horse moves give a sense of freedom, movement and desire to have that similar spirit in us. And in some culture horse also represents power.

My precious

Published On: August 16, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There is some good feeling when you are with me We might irritated each other but we are there for each other Life is nothing but a flow of energies that we share The time I spend with you are precious treasure of memories.

Spreading humanity through ‘Shelter'

Published On: August 12, 2019 05:36 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Her skills as a designers are vivid as she chose leather to reinforce herself as a craftsman and an artist. In most of her paintings, there is leather cube patched on the canvas, for her it represents her heart and leather for her is equal to rebirth.