Heritage in danger

July 9, 2019 01:30 am

Threats to cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley can be overcome only with an optimum level of international cooperation, greater public awareness and government’s efforts

Expressing herself through art

June 28, 2019 09:45 am

Amidst all the artists who are taking to social media to display their work and gain recognition, illustrator Untamed Anatomy stands out because of her distinctive and relatable take on art. She is a Nepalis illustrator who is based in Queens, New York, and she creates artworks incorporating and highlighting her Nepalis and South Asian heritage.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Thirty percent reconstruction works of the historic Kasthamandap have been completed. The Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee has said the works are going on in full- swing with a target of completing the woks of ground floor within mid-July. Works are going on in line with the schedule, committee chair Rajesh Shakya said.

IN PICTURES: Above the clouds

May 3, 2019 12:30 pm

Mundum is an orally passed down heritage of the indigenous Kirat people which guides their rites, culture, and life in lieu of written religious texts. Khotang, Bhojpur, Solukhumbu and Okhaldhunga in Eastern Nepal are the primary domains of the mundum following Kirat people.

Appreciating Kathmandu

March 29, 2019 09:25 am

The city is dusty and the traffic maddening but Kathmandu is still beautiful. There’s a lot that this city has to offer that we often end up overlooking in our rush to get to work and finish our daily chores. But then you can always put the weekend to good use. We urge you to take some time out this Saturday-Sunday to explore the city you live in and see it in a new light. Here’s how:

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The authorities concerned with the reconstruction of Dharahara and the local communities have pledged to assist in the reconstruction of the iconic heritage. At a function organized by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Sunday, the attendees pledged to help in the reconstruction by removing all the infrastructures in the area and helping in the reconstruction process in the future as well.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: A seminar on updating the syllabus for Master of Arts in Buddhism and Himalayan Studies was held at the Lumbini College of Buddhism and Himalayan Studies at Taragaun premises,  Kathmandu. The one-day seminar focused on updating and revitalizing the concept of ‘Stream B: Heritage Conservation and Traditional Architecture’ under the syllabus.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Reconstruction of heritages of Kathmandu's historical city, Sankhu, which was devastated by the April 2015 earthquake, has not gathered momentum.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: As the reconstruction of Rani Pokhari is delayed due to friction between locals and government authorities over its reconstruction modality, heritage conservationists have demanded the reconstruction of the historical pond in its original form without further delay.

Heritage Run for tourism promotion

July 16, 2018 11:00 am

On the occasion of World Youth Skill Day, Dallu Aawas Sthaniya Sahayog Samiti organized 'Heritage Run’ on Sunday aiming to promote world heritage sites and help in the development of tourism in Nepal.

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

UNESCO has added eight pre-Islamic Iranian archeological sites to its World Heritage List, raising the number of Iran cultural places on the UN agency's list to 24.

Martin Perschler directs the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, a cultural heritage preservation grant program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State. In Nepal, it has provided financial and technical assistance for reconstruction of Gaddi Baithak at Hanuman Dhoka and other heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala met with Perschler to discuss various aspects of heritage reconstruction and study of architecture and history.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The already sluggish reconstruction work of Basantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site damaged by the 2015 earthquakes, has been further slowed down due to acute shortage of traditional construction materials and skilled manpower.

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.

NMB Bank organizes Heritage Walk

April 23, 2018 03:45 am

KATHMANDU, April 23: NMB Bank organized 7th NMB Bank Heritage Walk 2018 on Saturday.

NMB Bank organizes Heritage Walk

April 23, 2018 02:45 am

KATHMANDU, April 23: NMB Bank organized 7th NMB Bank Heritage Walk 2018 on Saturday. Like in the past years, the bank organized awareness walk and cleaned heritage sites across the country, according to a statement issued on Sunday.

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.

World Heritage Day 2018: India home to 36 sites

Kathmandu, April 15: A week-long campaign has been launched in a bid to develop historical and cultural heritage sites between Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu as a heritage circuit and a tourist destination.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office is organizing Hanumandhoka Durbar Square World Heritage to Swoyambhu World Heritage Walk and various other cultural programs on the occasion of World Heritage Day. The program that begins on Sunday will continue until April 21 where one will be able to observe 19 historical places on their walk.

Heritage and history

February 5, 2018 00:32 am

Heritage structures are not only our assets. We have a duty to preserve them for future generations just as our predecessors preserved them for us.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The idols of goddess Bal Kumari and Rudryani from the Rudrayani Temple in Khokana was stolen on the night of November 25. It is not the first case that the idols at this temple have been stolen. The idol of Bhairav was also robbed some two years ago and it is still missing. Before that, two more attempts of theft had occurred in the temple in the years 2033 BS and 2045 BS, but the locals had caught the thieves and restored the idols.

ANIME LOVERS GATHER AT HERITAGE GARDEN

August 14, 2017 12:40 pm

Young girls and boys on Saturday crowded The Heritage Garden in Sanepa to attend the Comic and Cosplay Convention Nepal 2017 organized by Next Entertainment in association with The Arbitary Group. The event had various musical performances, cosplay competition and stalls.

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).

The Central Department of Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology (NeHCA), Tribhuvan University (TU) had recently organized a five-day educational tour to Surkhet and Dailekh for the students studying in III rd semester in NeHCA.

KATHMANDU, JULY 22: The reconstruction of Patan Darbar Square is likely to take four more years, according to workers rebuilding and renovating the historical and cultural monuments destroyed during the earthquake of April 2015.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Reactive Monitoring mission of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has asked the committee to place the cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley in the danger list in view of the government's failure at timely reconstruction of heritage sites  damaged by earthquake in 2015. Inclusion in the list means the heritage sites concerned  might loose their world heritage status.

KATHMANDU, April 25: NMB Bank, in association with Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), organized ‘6th NMB Bank Heritage Walk 2017’ on Saturday on the occasion of World Heritage Day.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Even though it has improved in ranking, Nepal still remains a mostly unfree economy, according to a report from an American think tank.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: In recent excavations at Kasthamandap Temple next to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a group of researchers found the fourth saddle stone under the foundation level of the collapsed temple. The temple collapsed during the massive earthquake last year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Department of Archaeology (DoA) has blamed the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) for the snail-pace progress in the reconstruction and renovation of historical monuments that were ravaged by earthquake last year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The reconstruction of heritage monuments devastated by the deadly quake of 2015 inside the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is unlikely to be completed within five years if the present trend of budget allocation continues.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The reconstruction of the monuments damaged during the massive earthquake of April 25 at the famed Basantapur Durbar Square has officially kicked off today.