A sculptor known for trying to redress history through her art is creating the first statue of real-life women for New York’s Central Park, where the only females so honored until now have been fictional characters.

Starting small, dreaming big

November 23, 2018 09:52 am

For Sushila Karki crafting things always came easily. From a very young age she took to drawing designs and people, making use of discarded bottles to decorate her room and would spend hours remodeling her house. She would always be on the lookout for things that was past its expiry date but could still be used alternatively. This love for making and creating extended even to her academics as she picked fashion designing as her choice of subject.

Crafting artistically

July 15, 2018 10:50 am

Art can be enunciated in any form desirable to its audience.  Its creative presentation can even change the dynamics of commodities considered to be waste. Straw is among many such discarded items. However, when they land in artistic hands, like those of Binay Kumar Shrestha, they transform into decoratives that woo spectators.

Crafting opportunities

June 8, 2018 09:30 am

The venture started in 1998 when Prajwol Shrestha took some handicrafts from Nepal to Hanover, Germany, and sold them online through eBay. The only motive behind selling those goods was to earn some extra bucks to afford a quality living in Germany as a student. However, after his graduation, things changed. The handicrafts were greatly appreciated and gradually the demand increased in the international market. Due to this, he decided to continue the same export-business on a larger scale and established a small, cottage enterprise, NepaCrafts. Today, the company is home to many marginalized local artisans and the creations are sold across the globe.

Crafting a revolution

August 30, 2016 00:15 am

Mahabir Pun’s idea of a 50-crore hydro fund and allocating a portion of generated revenue to an innovation center is logical