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. ”
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:
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.