KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The reconstruction of 380 archaeological and cultural sites destroyed by the 2015 earthquakes has been completed as of Wednesday.

The classical ballad ‘Teej ko Rahara Aayo Barilai’ had a homely feel to it. It expressed joys of reunion with childhood friends and the celebration of womanhood. But now that teej music has taken a sharp commercial bend, most songs have changed their disguise. Teej songs, which once encompassed women’s happiness, sorrows, and celebrations, have mostly gone beyond recognition.

A four-day group art exhibition on Nepalese cultural heritage concluded on Thursday at Nepal Art Council amidst a function.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal (FHAN) has demanded the government not to merge all cultural organizations under one academy.

Cultural craze

May 18, 2018 09:10 am

For the love of Korean (fashion, food, music)

HETAUDA, May 16: Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has said the youths should be made responsible for keeping alive the mother tongue, scripts and the cultural heritages of various ethnic groups, caste and communities that are on the verge of disappearance.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Painting exhibition ‘Anirvan’ is on display from Tuesday at Imago Dei Café, Nagpokhari. Artist Niharika Pant’s 21 paintings are featured in the five-day long exhibition. This is her second solo exhibition, which was inaugurated by Maha duo Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya.

Panchakot has turned into one of the main tourist destinations of Baglung district after the establishment of Panchakot Ekikrit Basti in Ward-6 of Baglung Municipality.

This Thursday, locals of Chasan near Basantapur, Kathmandu, were seen taking selfies and photographs in front of wall-arts painted on their houses. There was an air of great fun and excitement as they were rejoicing and discussing the beautiful realistic art that was just created on their houses. They were saying how those artworks truly represented the area.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Bajrayogini Jatra at Sankhu is celebrated every year in the month of April (Chaitra/Baishak) for eight-long days where the idols of the Gods from the Bajrayogini temple are brought down to the town and carried around the entire town.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) on Tuesday held an interaction with cultural experts as it prepares to make amendment to National Cultural Policy 2010.

RATNANAGAR, Feb 21: The Tharu Cultural Museum and Research Centre at Bachhauli, the nearest Tharu village to Sauraha, has various old assets, photographs and paintings which are major attraction to visitors.

KABUL, Dec 29: An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group’s growing reach in Afghanistan even as its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria has been dismantled.

KABUL, Dec 28: Attackers stormed a Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital Thursday, setting off multiple bombs and killing at least 35 people and wounding at least 56, authorities said.

Fragments for Cultural harmony

December 24, 2017 08:39 am

The Silence Festival and Carnival of Rock are some platforms where thousands of music lovers gather to enjoy their love for metal music. Moreover, the fandom for metal music has been ever increasing in Nepal. And to support the love, several metal gigs are organized every now and then in Kathmandu. As a result, more than 100 underground metal bands currently exist in country.

Uncover promising cultural sites

December 6, 2017 08:26 am

The nature and culture of a place play a vital role in the development of that area. Both the factors not only contribute to tourism but also give identity to the local residents. Nepal is blessed with cultural and natural beauty, while many parts of this Himalayan nation have yet to be explored. Several small tourist destinations are in dire need of promotion as well as endorsements so as to attract a large number of tourists. Here are some details about the cultural sites in Khotang, Parbat and Syangja.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Project: Nepal Bhasha, a joint initiative of four LEO clubs operating in the Kathmandu Valley, started from Saturdayin an attempt to raise awareness about Nepal Bhasha and its cultural aspects among the youths.

The US Embassy in Nepal on Friday announced Impact Foundation and the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT) as this year’s recipients of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

Hundreds of hitis or dhunge dharas (stone water spouts) are spread around the Kathmandu Valley. According to the research done by Dr Sandhya Khanal (Parajuli), lecturer at Central Department of Nepali History, Culture and Archaeology (NeHCA) at Tribhuvan University, there were 204 hitis in Kathmandu, 63 in Patan and 97 in Bhaktapur in 2073 BS.

Art camp for cultural exchange

August 5, 2017 13:22 pm

Nepal Lalitkala Manch invited a group of artists from Vanarasi, India to participate in an art camp titled ‘Kashi to Kathmandu’. The art camp began on Tuesday and will continue till Sunday, as per the press statement released by Nepal Lalitkala Manch.

KATHMANDU, July 31:The exponents of Nepalmandal have stressed on the need to develop the Kathmandu Valley as a tourist city rich in its historic and cultural legacy.

Dallu Awas Sthaniya Sahayogi Samittee has revived Dallu Awas Cultural Youth Group with an aim to promote and conserve traditional musical instruments, art and culture.

Expanding Cultural Horizons

June 10, 2017 07:30 am

Although I loved visiting the United States with my family, choosing to go there to finish my undergraduate degree was a decision I made after a few months of toilsome thinking. Being one of the youngest members of an extended family, growing up was a blessing. I was pampered a lot and did not know what independence felt like. However, I had a preconceived idea that college would not be the same. Keeping this in mind, I headed to Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana in 2016.

POKHARA, June 3: The US-Nepal cultural fair has been organized at Exhibition Hall in Pokhara from Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Embassy of China organized a cultural program in the capital on Thursday to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster 2017 (Chinese Tibetan New Year).

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The ‘North East Indian Cultural Festival-Namaste Nepal’ organized by Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Kathmandu from January 14 to January 27 concludes today. The program aimed to consolidate existing bilateral relations and shared sensibilities between people of two countries.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bhadur Mahara says the country's development would pick pace through the combined efforts of the government, cooperatives and the private sector.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has expedited the reconstruction of the monuments of historical, cultural and archaeological significance that were damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake in April last year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: A five-day workshop, aiming to enhance capacity of the cultural experts for preservation and transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), has started in the capital from today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said initiations would be taken to induct people from music and art field into Nepali embassies in various foreign countries in a bid to spread Nepali music and art across the world.