Changing Kathmandu

Changing Kathmandu

With vehicle registration increasing three folds in the last 10 years, Nepal’s ranking (177 out of 178) on air quality in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) doesn’t look like its improving anytime soon.

Cultural Studies Group Nepal invites environmental enthusiasts to a lecture by Bidya Banmali Pradhan, Atmospheric Environment Specialist, ICIMOD to learn about the issues and ways to tackle Nepal’s pollution. Rs 400 (for non-members), 16 January, 9.30am, Hotel hanker, Lajimpat

Gun & Camera, An illustrated talk by art historian Regina Höfer as an introdution to the Nepali and Indian collection of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s tour. 11 January, 5 to 6.30pm, The Bakery Café, Sundhara

Book launch, Aditya Adhikari’s The Bullet And The Ballot Box: The Story of Nepal’s Maoist Revolution gets launched. 12 January, 3pm onwards, The City Museum Kathmandu, Darbar marg

Food fest, In celebration of Sherpa cuisine, various food stalls, culture shows, and live music performances on offer. Rs 200, 16 and 17 January, 1pm onwards, Hyatt Ground, Boudha

Malini, A charity theatre show of Rabindranath Tagore’s Malini in support of Nepal Critical Care Development Foundation. Rs 500, 15 January, 4.30pm to 6pm, Theatre Village, Lajimpat

Song of sorrow, Watch Peeda Geet, a Nepali drama about an old man’s struggle after being displaced from his village. Till 10 January, 5pm, Theatre Village, Lajimpat

Film making, An opportunity to learn basic tools and techniques of documentary film making, mentored by creative director Raül Tidor. Rs 3,000, 20 January to 3 February (except Saturdays), 2 to 5pm, American Corner Pokhara, Pokhara Public Library, Mahendra Pul, 9806559166,

Bharatnatyam, Let Matina Manandhar tell you the myths and ancient tales of Hindu Gods and Goddesses through her hands, feet and eyes. 17 January, 3pm, Sarwanam Theater, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, 01-4011027

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