Sangita Shrestha

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Typography 2020, exhibition exploring type fonts

Published On: February 11, 2020 02:48 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

“Typography 2020”, an exhibition by the students studying in BFA  second year in Sirjana College of Fine Arts with Graphic Communications as their major, kicked off on Saturday at Nepal Art Council.

Spreading joy of love through paintings (With Video)

Published On: February 10, 2020 03:09 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

It’s February—month of love—meant to be for couples. And what better ways one can express their union and togetherness, than showcasing their feelings and thoughts in the form of art. With this in mind and to celebrate their anniversary of conjugal life, artist Sabita Dangol and Ishan Pariyar organized a joint painting and drawing exhibition ‘Affinity’.

Nepal-Korea contemporary art concludes

Published On: February 6, 2020 04:45 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

In the eyes of a foreigner, Nepal seems to be the land of mystical art, religion and living culture. And the exhibition ‘Namaste Nepal Kathmandu Contemporary Art’, which is a group exhibition of 21 Korean and 14 Nepali artists, is a way of expressing gratitude and respect to each other through contemporary art.

Different aspects of life in detail: Passage of Time

Published On: January 29, 2020 04:53 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Life is all about experiences and changes. Then, with time, change is inevitable. Depicting his life experiences and the inevitable changes that occurred in his life, an art exhibition 'Passage of Time' by artist Krishna Lama began on Saturday at Nepal Art council, Baber Mahal.

Being a musician is glamorous

Published On: January 8, 2020 05:13 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Five years ago with the request of his friend, he tried to sing inside a studio. Bikki is a self-taught musician and this experience made him realize he can create music.

Madhyapur Thimi’s beauty

Published On: January 6, 2020 04:15 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The temple complexes having pagoda styled temples, wooden windows and doors. Then aesthetically alluring atmosphere speaks volume about Madhyapur Thimi being the soul of the city.

Dipika’s podcast for young immigrant population in the US

Published On: January 6, 2020 10:00 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Dipika Shrestha is the co-host and co-producer, of podcast ‘At the End of the Day’ – a weekly career guide for new young immigrants in the US. She has always been passionate about using multimedia to bring about change in people’s lives.

Here’s Why: Libraries are important in our digital world

Published On: December 19, 2019 06:06 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

A person with knowledge is powerful and no one can take it away from them. And books help them to gain knowledge where libraries are the resources. However, we lack proper library in our community and digitization has also affected in the establishment of libraries.

Kundoon and Saruk sharing same screen space

Published On: December 11, 2019 04:10 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Aspiring actor Kundoon Shakya is debuting on big screen through a short film, ‘Thirsty’ by filmmaker Aneel Neupane. The movie is going to be premiered at 17 th edition of Kathmandu International Film Festival (Kimff), scheduled for December 11-15 at City Hall and Nepal Tourism Board hall, Bhrikutimandap.

Sushila soaring high through 'Udaan: Beyond Boundaries'

Published On: November 26, 2019 04:59 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There are incidents in our society where a married woman's position in a family is nothing but synonymous to a cow. The family is feeding her so; she has to do whatever they ask her to do. And we are also very accustomed with the social norms that till now, we do not question why only women have to leave their birth place after marriage. Meanwhile, if a woman wants her husband also leave the house, then the woman is blamed as the home wrecker.

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. ”