Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

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'Others' still undefined

Published On: June 8, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Esan Regmi was born in the far- western village of Bajura. He was born different. Only in his teens, his body showed masculine features. “I was born with a vagina and was raised as a girl child.

The Happy Junction

Published On: June 4, 2019 04:39 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

People have a lot of grudges against this city. Despite them cursing Kathmandu for being too crowded, dusty, and packed with vehicles, Kathmandu is truly ‘a melting pot of people.

Food lovers

Published On: May 26, 2019 02:21 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Five years back, they met in a cooking class at Jawalakhel. Both were from different places. They held similar interests and attended the same class.

Born different, Born able

Published On: May 18, 2019 06:05 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

‘K herya’ is the sticker in my phone to show when people stare at me for too long,” says Rewati.

Spreading Happiness with a Sarangi

Published On: May 11, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Bukund Gandharva is 49. He is a musician- a Sarangi player. He first held the instrument as a kid. He then got keenly interested and finally learnt how to playing Sarangi. “I have played the Sarangi since I was a kid.

A girl in the crowd

Published On: April 27, 2019 05:35 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“In this big crowd of people and concrete buildings, this is no place to seek silence unlike I do in my village”.

Seto Machhindranath temple’s youngest teen priest

Published On: April 18, 2019 04:59 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“I grew interest in our culture when I was a child. I used to play games pretending to carry khat (palanquin), pulling chariot and sit in the chariot. Only when I turned 17, I got the chance for the first time to carry the actual khat. I liked it and volunteered for the second time. And this year I got to carry it again. Deep inside I feel I should follow tradition to preserve our cultural heritage. As long as I stay in Kathmandu, I am willing to be devoted to the deity,” says Shakya.

Janabhaa Dyo chariot procession where communities come together

Published On: April 16, 2019 01:25 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

On the first day of the festival, the deity in Machindranath Bahal is taken in a khat (palanquin) by eight priests and the deity is placed in the decorated chariot. Then, the procession begins from Tindhara (Durbar Marg) and is pulled toward Asan. Priests do not eat anything on the first day until the chariot is brought up to Asan. Before that barber shaves their head around 9 am and they prepare Khat. After that they take bath and they get dressed in white.

Glimpses of Biskaa Jatra

Published On: April 11, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Biskaa Jatra kicked off on April 10 this year. This jatra is celebrated for eight nights and nine days respectively. Here, are some glimpses of Biskaa Jatra:

Life under a tree

Published On: April 3, 2019 07:30 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“My husband and son died due to lack of health facilities in my village. And. At that time, there was a belief that one should not be given water or any liquid to the person who is suffering from diarrhea. Thus, we did not give him enough water and he died due to dehydration. I lost my two-year old son as well due to lack of health facilities.”

Enchanting sunrise

Published On: April 2, 2019 04:55 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

It’s the universal truth that after darkness there is the light and after dusk there is dawn. And the view of Sun going down or coming up is always an enchanting experience to watch.

Generation of artisans

Published On: March 29, 2019 06:47 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“When I see my two sons aged 10 and 12 holding hammer and tools to carve stones. It reminds me of my childhood. Looking at them, it made me think about my initial days of stone carving,” said Surya. He has always worked around the places surrounded by grand monuments and structure. He worked at Hanuman Dhoka for 6 years and it has been 10 years in Patan and he still is continuing the work. Prior to that, he carved stone slates and paved structures in Banepa, Panauti, Manakamana and many more.

Her Story

Published On: March 27, 2019 04:20 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“During my childhood days, I always wanted to be like a girl. And I used to wear my mother’s scarf and acted like a girl. While growing up, I was beaten up for behaving in such manner. Meanwhile, I had no idea why I was like that who wanted to look like a female and why I was attracted to male, being a male,” expressed Alisha, 17-year-old transgender.

Visions of a bio-medical engineer

Published On: March 23, 2019 03:26 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“I boiled the egg, taught children and we ultimately shared it among the nine of us. I also recall going to fill up water with one of my students, Nima Dhondup. All these happenings have taught me kindness, appreciation and many things that I feel thankful about which I had previously taken for granted,” says Sanjay.

Spreading joy through art

Published On: March 19, 2019 04:25 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“Whoever sees it, I want them to experience happiness looking at it. I create with my free will without thinking much about what the society is going to say about my art and how they look at my profession.

A guy with the strings

Published On: March 12, 2019 03:16 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“My elders in the family told me I sang beautifully during my childhood. And I got influenced by my friends to pick guitar as my instrument. We practiced guitar together. One day, when I was in grade nine I found Rs 10,000 at home. And without thinking about whose money was that I rushed toward guitar store and bought my first guitar.”

Young climbers rocks the Open Junior Climbing Competition

Published On: March 11, 2019 02:25 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

In order to influence, inspire and promote rising athlete climbers, Kathmandu Sports Climbing Center (KSCC) organized its first Open Junior Climbing Competition on Saturday. 105 participants including 50 female and 55 male climbers participated at the top-rope climbing competition.

Living a dream, doing everything

Published On: March 8, 2019 02:36 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“After reaching the village and interacting with them I found, my sufferings were nothing in comparison to the problems they were facing. And this helped me to heal.”

Falling down, a learning process

Published On: March 5, 2019 04:32 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Skateboarding is not just meant for boys, it is for girls too. And Rejina is one such professional skater who used to be a tomboy and shared,

Creating beautiful art out of pain

Published On: February 28, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

“I fell in love with creating tattoo. And I left the restaurant and college, with a dream to establish my own tattoo studio in Nepal and founded Eros Ink in 2014.”