Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Or so we like saying. But there are some experiences that stay with us long after we have moved on. Here, some people talk about such memories.
I write this to you filled with fond affection and gentle care. I am bent at my desk as I write, scribbling on my yellowish, moth-eaten paper. Ink welled up my nib and spilt over the page. My heart is frozen and my limbs feel heavy. I’m sprawled on my chair, brooding.
One specific work of art, which won the National prize in the installation category, was titled “Memories of my country”. Made by artist Rabindra Shrestha, the installation consisted of photographs of children’s umbrellas kept upside down around the puddles and ditches of Kathmandu roads.
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The village was desolate, with no signs of life. A small stream of water was running on my left, making a gurgling sound. I craned my neck and scanned around. Trees, fields, heaps of rubbles, deserted houses, remains of houses. After observing for a minute, my eyes rested on a mound of red mud which I believed is a traditional Satar house. I followed the path in my quest to see signs of civilization.
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Thereafter, we took some rest at our lodge before a jeep came to pick us up for Jungle Safari. I was terrified to go near an elephant to take pictures, but my dad told me not to be scared and convinced me that elephants were friendly and won’t harm us. We clicked numerous photographs with the elephants and even got to know their names.
As an actor, he has been able to reach out to every generation through his satirical comedy acts. Madan Krishna Shrestha is not only an entertainer but also an extremely influential figure who has been successful in spreading awareness about numerous social and political issues. This creative mind never fails to bring an interesting and influential piece of work before us, and he is now working on his autobiography ‘Maha ko Ma’ which is to be out on the first week of September this year. Swasti Gautam caught up with the brilliant actor to bring to you the other side of this wonderful artist, illuminating his interests in literature and writing.
Artist Bidhata KC has held seven solo exhibitions and is also the recipient of the Master Tej Bahadur Chitrakar Smriti Puraskar in 2013 for her painting. In 2011, she was honored with a ‘Special Mention Award’ at the National Fine Art Exhibition. She was also honored by Arniko National Youth Art Award, a National Government Award for excellence in Modern Art. Here she talks about her city experiences with My City:
My friend and I left for Markhu village located in Makwanpur District in the Narayani Zone of southern Nepal on our scooters on a rainy Thursday despite me being hounded by bad memories of roads with lots of puddles and dirt from my last trip to the place a while back. Even back then, the roads till Pharping were pretty good but after we took a right to get to Markhu, the ride got bumpy and uncomfortable. This time around, however, I was surprised to see that the roads were all black-topped and riding the scooter was fairly easy.
When you are currently packing your bags and planning for your next adventure, among all the necessities, a camera is bound to be one. Photographs have always been important as a memento of the memories of a certain time. Especially when we travel, being able to document yourself becomes all the more important.