Sangita Shrestha

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Explore the beauty of nature and culture at 3D/4D museum (with Video)

Published On: February 25, 2021 05:18 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Just like the name, ‘Art in Paradise’ the artworks spread around the area of more than 6,000 sq ft on fifth floor of Kathmandu Mall, Sundhara can give you a refreshing feeling, similar to being in a paradise. And when captured photographs in right dimension, one can have the illusion of experiencing it in real atmosphere in Art in Paradise Nepal 3D picture museum.

Expressing love on Valentine's Day

Published On: February 14, 2021 02:39 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Love can be expressed any day or everyday. But there is Valentine's Day dedicated as the day to express love.

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.

Makkuse: A local luxury brand with authentic Nepali taste

Published On: January 31, 2021 05:41 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

A variety of chocolates and pastries are seen flooding our market though we have our own array of authentic sweets having unique taste and are produced locally. Among them are Gundpak and Pustakaris, which are considered favorite sweets and are our own culinary tradition.

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.

Youngsters realizing importance of ethnic food

Published On: January 13, 2021 05:30 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

My City has taken interviews of two young members of Ethnik, which has introduced chaaku as their products in the market with modern packaging. And, Ethnik is a new business venture and a team name for 4 students from People’s Dental College, who participated and won the On-Campus Finale of Hult Prize at IOM for the cause 'Food for Good'. They plan to take their products at the international level in the Regional competition being held soon.

Crusaders for promoting 'Lipi' through calligraphy

Published On: January 8, 2021 06:47 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Callijatra team has conducted more than 40 workshops in the nation and also represented Nepal for the first time in the world's renowned Association Typographique Internationale  (ATypI) 2019, an annual fall conference dedicated to typography and type design,  held in Tokyo, Japan

‘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:

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.