Nepali painting exhibition in Philippines draws exciting participation

PHILIPPINES, Dec 28: A painting exhibition organised at Mangaldan National High School in Dagupan Pangasinan of Philippines has drawn an exciting participation. The panting exhibition — organized by Young Picasso Organisation at Saugal, Lalitpur — that kicked off on Tuesday is marked with the enthusiastic participation of students, painters, local people and other stakeholders, shared the organis...

Hasan’s art exhibition begins from Saturday

KATHMAND : A solo art exhibition by Bangladeshi, Mehedi Hasan, has started in Kathmandu from Saturday.  The total 30 paintings featuring the artist's personal memory and 'tides of ocean' painted by Hasan in different times are put on display in the exhibition that will run until November 29. The art works also try to depict beauty and facial expressions of women like happiness and anger, sa...

International Maithili Conference begins in Janakpurdham

JANAKPURDHAM : The 29th International Maithili Conference kicked off inJanakpurdham from Saturday.  Maithili writers from Nepal and India are participating in the two-day event organised by the International Maithili Council. Inaugurating the conference, former Chief Justice Ram Kumar Prasad said deficient of enthusiasm in the use of the Maithili language has obstructed the further develop...

Artistes and composers to be provided ID cards

KATHMANDU: Nepal Academy of Music and Drama will be issuing identity cards to the artistes, writers and composers involved in music and drama genre. The Academy has prepared a guideline for this with the approval of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and would be distributing the identity cards to the artistes, writers and composers accordingly. Academy vice-chancellor Shambhu...

Shuklaphanta National Park to be showcased in painting

KANCHANPUR , Nov 10 : Various sketch artists are working to capture the scene of Shuklaphanta National Park, and the surrounding human settlements in art. The purpose of this move is to create awareness, and reduce the conflict between human and wild animals, said the artists' team coordinator Sudarshan Bikram Rana. The team includes 17 sketch artists including two foreigners from Nepal,...

Seventh National Fine Arts Expo kicks off

KATHMANDU, June 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Gopalman Shrestha has said that role of artists and artisans is significant to human knowledge and to spread light of education in the society. Inaugurating the Seventh National Fine Arts Exhibition organised by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts here Monday, DPM Shrestha said that every creation of artists would help disseminate...

Nepal storyteller uses photos and few lines to reveal lives

KATHMANDU : It started with a photograph of a smirking, young man wearing a heavy-metal band T-shirt and selling tea on the streets of Kathmandu. It has become a wildly popular blog chronicling street life in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. Inspired by the similar project "Humans of New York ," Nepalese photographer Jay Poudyal has posted biographies and photographs for more than 800 Nepalis...

Documentary ‘Moving Mountain’ screened

KATHMANDU: The second part of the earthquake-related documentary 'Chalayaman Pahad (Moving Mountain)' was screened on Tuesday coinciding two years of the Gorkha Earthquake that killed several lives and devastated property worth billions. The half-an-hour documentary made with the assistance of the Nepal Red Cross Society is available in Nepali and English languages. It has presented the ...

President calls for assimilating Buddha’s teachings to establish violence-free society

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on human beings to assimilate the ideologies of peace, non-violence, compassion, goodwill and friendship propounded and promoted by Gautam Budhha. Concluding the 45th Lama guru (Lama teacher) study tour organised by the Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Management Committee, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development a...

Thanka artist Bajracharya no more

KATHMANDU : Pauva (Thanka) artist Gyankar Bajracharya passed away at his residence in Bhaktapur on Friday night at the age of 62. The Pauva Art is a special kind of art with sentiments and veneration of the artists invoked through the medium of fabric. The art which started in Kathmandu Valley in the ancient times later spread to Tibet which later became famous as Thanka Art. Bajracharya...