Events

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market, get your supply of fresh, local produce. From fresh baked breads to organic veggies all in one stop. 27 July, 9 am to 12 pm, 1905 Restaurant and Bar, Kantipath

Critical Mass, be a part of a cycling movement that is taking place in 300 cities around the world and pedal around town on the last Friday of every month. 26 July, 5.30 to 7.30pm, Tudhikhel

Goalmari, Bangladesh’s Own Island, a photo exhibition by Bangladeshi photographer Munem Wasif on Bangladesh's water problems. 25 July to 15 August, 10am to 6pm, Alliance Francaise, Teku road, (01)4241163/4242832

Bottoms up, take your taste buds and olfactory nerves on a joy ride at the 10th Annual wine tasting festival at Kilroys. Rs 200 per glass, Rs 800 per half litre. July to August, Kilroy’s, Thamel, (01)4250440/41

Goal, team up with friends and take on other teams in the KTM Nights Cup futsal tournament. Rs 8000 per team, 27 to 28 July, 8 am to 8pm, Grassroots Recreational Centre, Mandikatar, 9841342635

A People War, an exhibition of photographs that portrays the reality of Nepal through 10 years of insurgency. Everyday except Tuesday, 11 am to 4 pm, (01)5549948, www.madanpuraskar.org

Cut! write a script, win $2700 prize money, and make your own movie. Deadline 15 August, www.newnepalicinema.com/script2013

Learn Tai chi, relax and refresh your body and mind and improve the internal harmony of body, mind and spirit. 1st week of August, 6 to 7 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Gyan Dojo, Gyanmandala, Jhamsikhel, (01)5521120

Report it, hone your report writing skills at this three day workshop. Rs 6000, 26 to 28 july, 9.30am to 4.30pm, CareerMaster Nepal and HR Development Center, Pulchok, Lalitpur, (01)5524891

Photography Workshop, learn the tricks of basic photography with in-class lectures and practical shooting assignments. Rs 4000, 21 July to 14 August, Sundays and Wednesdays, 5 to 7pm, photo.circle HQ, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, [email protected]

Word Warriors, enjoy slam poetry from this popular group and perform one of your own. 3 August, 1 to 4pm, The Yellow House, Sanepa

Take the Lead, meet Anil Chitrakar, the author of Take the Lead:Nepal's Future has Begun. Rs 100, 27 July, 3 to 5 pm, British Council, Lazimpat, register at: [email protected]

Reflective Instances, a joint painting exhibition by four young artists. 2 to 19 August, Park Gallery, Pulchok

A Step for Freedom, a painting exhibition by eight young upcoming women artists from Pokhara. 2 to 11 August, 12 to 6 pm except Saturdays, Artist Proof Gallery, New Orleans, Pulchok, Lalitpur

Reflective instances, a joint exhibition of four painters Bhawana Manandhar, Rajesh Manandhar, Niraj Chitrakar, and Ganesh G C. 2 August, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, (01)5522307, www.parkgallery.com.np

Louder than a bomb, a story of four teens competing in the largest youth poetry slam. 26 July, 5.30pm, Sattya Media Arts Collective, (01)5523486


A Moon for the Misbegotten

One World presents Eugene o' Neill's famous American masterpiece directed by Deborah Merola. This famous drama filled with Irish-American comicality and lyricism tells the story of Phil Hogan, a wily tenant farmer, his outsized daughter Josie, and Jamie Tyrone, Jr. , who comes for a fateful date in the moonlight. What begins as a rustic farce gradually connects the audience with the cleansing power of redemption .

The cast features Rajkumar Pudasaini as Jamie Tyrone, Deeya Maskey as Josie and Aashant Sharma as Hogan with support from Alan Gurung as young Mike Hogan and Sameer Dixit as T. Stedman Harder. .
Date: 26 to 31 July

Time: 5.30pm

Place: The Theatre Village, Lajimpat


The long road

Shanta Chaudhary's journey from a kamalari to lawmaker in the CA was a long and difficult one. Even after she came to Kathmandu and sat in the Constituent Assembly, she faced contempt from other representatives and the media because she could not read and write. With the release of her book Kamalari dekhi sabhasad samma (From kamalari to lawmaker), Chaudhary hopes to leave her critics mincing their words. Nepali Times caught up with the debutant writer to find out about her journey.

Nepali Times: What is your book about?

Shanta Chaudhary: It’s about my personal struggles as well as the hardships faced by people from my community.

Why did you decide to write a book?

Many people were interested in writing about me after finding out my story. But I felt that nobody could write about my experiences better than me. While I admit that the book is hardly a piece of literature, I hope it can be a source of inspiration to others.

How have readers reacted so far?

Those who have read the book like it. I now want the general public to also read it and share their thoughts with me.

What encouraged you to join politics?

Becoming a lawmaker would never have been possible without the help of others. I was able to gain valuable experience from the protests we launched on behalf of the landless. I guess it was a combination of all this and coincidence that brought me here.

How did you help the kamalari cause during your time in the CA?

All the issues I raised were lost because the constitution wasn’t written. But I took the voice of the kamalaris, kamaiyas, and landless to the CA and because of my efforts the government allocated some money for former indentured labourers. I am the first woman to fight for the freedom of kamalaris and have also worked to improve the condition of victims of sexual abuse.

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