Sangita Shrestha

The contributor for Republica.

‘Existence’ and ‘Free Time’ on display

Published On: June 3, 2019 04:39 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Art is definitely the reflection of life where artists’ emotions flow on the canvas impressing their thoughts and experiences. Their medium may vary where the hues and motifs they use to depict their inner thoughts and feelings create masterpieces.

Did Priyanka actually visit the Cannes Film Festival ?

Published On: May 31, 2019 03:04 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There were several rumors about popular Nepali actress Priyanka Karki visiting to 72nd Cannes Film Festival. This year the film festival took place from May 14 to May 25, 2019. Some accused Priyanka to be faking the invitation and she was also faking her red carpet walk at the Cannes Film Festival. Then, there were speculations that the photographs she shared being at Cannes Film Festival in her social media were photoshopped and not real.

Here’s why smart dustbin is really smart

Published On: May 29, 2019 02:38 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

According to Harish Agrawal, director of Krishna Suppliers Pvt Ltd, they have installed around 45 smart dustbins, serving more than its name. This smart dustbin is solar powered with cell phone charging plugs for emergency use. And soon it will also provide free Wi-Fi up to 5 meters distance for half an hour a day. Moreover, the middle part of this smart dustbin is meant for displaying advertisements.

Exhibitions showcasing limitless inspiration for creativity

Published On: May 17, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Visual artist Kapil Mani Dixit who uses nude human figures as his major motif has got his motivation for the exhibition ‘Nude Carpet’ from an object inside his studio—an old carpet. Muna Bhadel’s exhibition ‘The Missing Souls’, is inspired by her surroundings— Dapcha Bazaar—where she spent most of her childhood. According to Bhadel, she became aware of her environment after reading ‘Karnali Blues’ by Buddhi Sagar.

‘Nepal Art Now’ in The Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna

Published On: May 11, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Featuring contemporary and modern artworks since the 1950s with the development of the higher education sector in Fine Arts, Nepal has taken a leap in the art sector. A number of galleries established and art exhibitions hosted around the city is its evidence.

​Artistic expression of existentialism on display

Published On: April 26, 2019 02:06 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The exhibition features artists Manish Lal Shrestha, Sushma Shakya, Bidhata KC, Sandhya Silwal, Kapil Dixit and Jupiter Pradhan. In the exhibition, one can witness drawings, prints, installation, painting and video displayed in such a way where each art work gets full attention of the viewers. Though its area is 350 Sq ft, the curator has managed to display huge installations as well.

Many layers to me

Published On: March 21, 2019 11:21 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There's many layers to me Peal one by one gently And you'll know  The truest color of me. Don't haste to get  To the innermost of me

Stories of lives walking through the dark tunnel toward the light

Published On: February 20, 2019 07:03 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Despite being the victims of conflict, because they are civilians, they never received compensations of any kinds from the government for what had happened to their lives and the lives attached to them. Though the civil war came to an end in 2006, the sufferings of the war-victims still have not finished.  The various difficulties they face and how they are coping with their lives now are on an exhibition titled ‘14 Stories: Living Memories of War’. The exhibition kicked off on Tuesday at Staff College, Jawalakhel where it also features the audio along with photographs of survivors.

Putting off maternal wall

Published On: February 14, 2019 05:17 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There are many examples of discrimination to these working mothers around the world; such as increasing pay gap between women and men after female employees come back from maternity leave and mothers being less likely to be hired for jobs and more likely to experience demotions and even likely to get fired.

Marvels of traditional Newar art on exhibition

Published On: February 6, 2019 07:22 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

As you enter the gallery, you could feel this difference created by the lighting on the objects. Inside the gallery, you can get a vibe of walking inside a scared place surrounded by paintings and idols of Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses, as all the artworks are inspired by religious motifs found in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Manish’s representation of Kathmandu City: Project #1336

Published On: February 4, 2019 11:31 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

In the exhibition, the installation work looks like a pile of colorful intestine spread around 1300 sq/ft area. But when looked closely you could get a feel of the Kathmandu Valley that is surrounded by hills. Then both the ends of the rope are visible as if symbolizing; with the beginning of life, there is always an ending to it.

Where there is ‘Hope’, there is a way

Published On: January 30, 2019 03:39 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

As students do not have much financial support for an exhibition, it took them five months to make the exhibition a success. They are financially in debt and about the exhibition, Vikram shared, “We four connected instantly and we saved money from our pockets for the exhibition. In the course of our work, the owner of frame store was well impressed by our work that he did us a generous favor by making the frames in credit.” The exhibition started with a positive spirit and they are happy with the favorable outcome.

Seto Machhindranath Snan: The annual public bathing ritual of White Machhindranath

Published On: January 14, 2019 07:38 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Every year a bathing ritual of Seto Machhindranath takes place at Kanak Chaitya Mahavihara or Janabahal at Indrachowk. The bathing ceremony happens on Pousha Sukla Asthami that falls on Monday this year.

Three-day art workshop concludes

Published On: December 31, 2018 06:51 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

It’s always good to learn something new and visit some places that are different. Traveling gives new experience and sense of aliveness. One can learn from different geographical and cultural aspects while traveling.

Exploring artistic expression in open air

Published On: October 28, 2018 07:32 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Amateur artists Dibesh Pradhan and Rakesh Chandra Shrestha, both colleagues at Nepal’s foremost college of fine arts Lalit Kala Campus, have initiated ‘Saturday Plein Air workshop’ to explore the artists in them.

Shree Krishna Janmashtami today

Published On: September 2, 2018 07:06 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: A woman was seen forcing a yellow top and a matching pant, along with a peacock feather embedded tiara, onto her young son. It was evident that the boy wasn’t delighted. Nonetheless, his persistence couldn’t withstand the woman’s vigor.

Nepal’s Cleanup crusaders

Published On: August 30, 2018 09:19 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Is it possible for a single person to clean the world? If yes, how is it possible, and for how long? Questions like these pop into our minds when we think about cleaning the world.

Rato Machhindranath awaiting permanent temple

Published On: July 29, 2018 10:51 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

KATHMANDU, July 29: As per traditional rules, it was Bungamati’s turn to initiate the chariot procession of Rato Machhindranath, after a 12 long year hiatus. However, the locals were not satisfied with the construction of the chariot and deemed the overall procession irregular. A few days after the start of the barha barsey mela, the devastating earthquake befell.

The house of the hindu guru

Published On: July 17, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Art and culture dignify the social values of Kathmandu Valley. Each community exhibits unique qualities that present the artistic and cultural diversity of the valley. Bhaktapur’s Pujari Math is among many such exemplary architectures that show diversity amidst constricted geographical region. The construction is believed to have come in existence in the 15th century. Historians say that Pujari Math was constructed during Yakshya Malla’s regime in Bhaktapur.

Trishul Jatra: A shield against child infirmity

Published On: July 7, 2018 11:55 AM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

The people present in the Pashupatinath temple premises seemed curious seeing a priest, donned in a red colored top, performing rituals to initiate the Trishul Jatra at Bastsaleswori. He was offering flowers, vermilion powder, fruits and incenses to the ‘khat’, a wooden palanquin, and in the meantime preparing for a sheep sacrifice. It was also evident that the onlookers were hyped for the upcoming events.