Sangita Shrestha

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Sun will shine bright

Published On: August 12, 2019 11:58 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There is this cycle of everything And nature’s cycle is so evident. You break free from one cycle of life’s aspect Just to enter into another one.

Dedicating life for cultural heritage

Published On: August 8, 2019 11:26 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

“Life is not only for enjoyment. We need to think for our country and being a citizen here it’s our duty to contribute toward the country.”

I won’t survive without you

Published On: August 7, 2019 12:02 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

How can you think that I can live without you? Have I ever told you that I can survive without you? Tell me right now, Why have you taken the decision to live without me? Don’t you even feel that I have to know the truth? Truth before you left me alone here just with your memories.

A traveler who turned into storyteller

Published On: July 30, 2019 07:14 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Beebal Singh Limbu graduated in the first batch of Travel and Tourism Management course from Nepal College of Travel and Tourism Management. He completed his studies in 2001 and started his career eventually. He used to manage rafting tour, and then he began to tour tourists in Nepal, India and Tibet. He still is working as a guide but his tour has a purpose.

Understanding light and capturing moments

Published On: July 24, 2019 02:44 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Prasant Shrestha is a freelance photographer who is interested in study of human beings—anthropology. That is why he captures mostly portraits, culture/festivities, daily life, and political scenarios along with landscapes.

Let bygones be bygones

Published On: July 16, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

All I want is to sway you from your ground Hold you tight and not let you go ever And share the same space my whole life. Things don’t happen as we want them to happen Destiny has helped us meet this life time And it’s the same destiny that took you away. Let bygones be bygones.

Keep calm and let it pass

Published On: July 13, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There are road blocks in life And you get hiccups sometime You cannot help them But wait patiently and let them go away. I can tell you that truth hurts But sometime it needs to come out No matter what the consequences are.

I found solace in art when depressed

Published On: July 5, 2019 05:07 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

“I figured out that something was wrong with me and went to get a diagnosis. My doctor told me to express all of my emotions in any way I wanted to. He suggested that I write, but I preferred drawing and it helped me a lot.”

Locals effort in restoring Yanga hiti

Published On: June 11, 2019 04:12 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

When it comes to civilization, we take pride in talking about Newa Civilization. It is our country's pride and identity. Meanwhile, hiti (ancient stone spout), one of the specific structures in that civilization also commonly known as dhunge dhara in Nepali, are one of the marvels of it. However, these ancient structures of Newa civilization have been victim of unplanned urbanization.