Thursday, July 16, 2009


A journey unsure -
some memories,
some longings
& the unforgiving splashes
rushing at the faces
but how the boat moves on!
& then that silence
watching the moment of your life
& right there -
you forget -
the past, the present & the future
& everything is so clear
you stay still
& the moment moves on...

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Puppet of Buddha

Two mirrors stare,
a puppet of Buddha,
between them somewhere

A reflection clear,
of puppet Buddha,
sees one on another

And how desires burn,
to see the reflection,
into their own

Little realizing,
of the Buddha,
already within smiling,
until the day,
the puppet goes away.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Website Review - Art at Work

The theme for this time is

"Art at Work - communities that promote art & artists"

Aarohan Theatre Group

Aarohan Theatre Group - Gurukul -

Started in the early 90's as a private theatre group in Nepal with handful of people, Aarohan Theatre Group has come a long way today as being a creative group that promotes local art & culture. It has gained international reputation as being a great cultural institution as well as national reputaion as a revolutionary institution.

And now with its own art school Gurukul, it has produced a number of new theatre artists, some of whom have even been succesful lately as movie artists. In a way, Aarohan / Gurukul has single handedly started a theatre culture in Nepal. Not to mention other out of the box activities, such as street dramas to longest painting art from Dharahara. And a nice website too.

Photo Circle

Photo Circle -

Another untraditional organization in Nepal - Photo Circle. Established just a couple of years back, have been providing amateur to professional photographers & artists a common platform to showcase their work to a larger audience.

In their words, they have been building a community of storytellers who continuously create, share and learn. And getting a lot of partners to do so as well. A great community & a simple website - well updated.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Government Signs

The original sign


The lousy government sign 1


The lousy government sign 2