Archive for May, 2007 @ the bakery café, sundhara

May 31, 2007

This months is pleased to present the works of;

Damber Krishna Shrestha of Himal Khabarpatrika who will be showing an exclusive feature story on Nepali migrant workers in Qatar.
Susheel Shrestha who will share with us his works from the Himalayan highs to the Terai plains.
Udipt Singh Chettry of The Himalayan Times whose amazing sports reportage we see in the dailies but never quite like this before!

Saturday, June 2nd
9:45 am sharp
The Bakery Café, Sundhara

We would also like to announce the inclusion of a number of previous participants in . Please visit the website to see the works of Dhruba Ale, Naresh Shrestha, NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Ashesh Dangol, Suraj Shakya, Rajesh Gurung, and Sunita Dangol.

See you on Saturday!

*** organises these monthly picture gatherings to share photo work and give/ receive feedback. we hope to have editorial and layout representation to make things more interactive. students, artists, storytellers, visual scientists and photo enthusiasts from all walks of life are welcome!


Seminar on career and scope of photography by photography professionals

May 25, 2007

Seminar on career and scope of photography by photography professionals. Learn photography in Nepal, Canada and Australia.
Venue: Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu.
11:00 am sharp, Saturday, 2064-02-12 (2007-05-26)
Organized by: National Photography, Contact: 2010742


May 25, 2007

Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Experiencing Baraka

May 24, 2007

Experiencing Baraka
Originally uploaded by Nepal Photography.

By: Xeno Acharya
It does not take a genius to figure out we live in a beautiful world. The mighty Himalaya is a nice example of that. In cold winter mornings when the first rays of warmth flood the streets of Bhaktapur, heavenly beauty spreads over Kathmandu valley. Beauty that lies in the flames of burning butter candles in a monastery in Tibet. The silence of a Japanese garden talks about the peace that could have been. The womb of the massive volcanoes gives one a glimpse of nature’s might. The colorful lives of the aborigines in Africa, the Niagara Falls, the energy in the devotees in Jakarta all sing the tales of nature’s glory.

When the first Spanish invaders fell the mighty Brazil nut trees of the Amazon, thousands of dreams fell and shattered with it. Ugly buildings sprouted up like wild mushrooms, and people invaded the majestic hills and forests like vermin. Now the children of men linger in places where only the daring beasts once roamed. Factories buzz with low paid slaves, and the lives of men are reduced to a slow mechanical beat- click, ping, thump…click, ping, thump…click, ping.
The noise fades away, and silence. Human beings are the products of a technological advancement, clean healthy and almost perfect organisms manufactured to propagate and rule. The defective ones don’t make it out of the factory because it is hard to survive in this cut-throat world. And when the mind no longer can tolerate the growing pressure of this technocratic society, mass murders, suicide bombings and blind shootings result. To satisfy the thirst of an unhealthy soul hungry for love, we fall from the heights of humanity and succumb to mere pleasures of the flesh. War, the major outcome of this struggle for power and dignity has been in human history for centuries. Only we used to fight with stones and clubs, now we do with fighter planes and tanks and land mines. We used to fight for women and territory. Now we do for oil and money. We fuel the burning fire inside us with rage, hatred and the never ending desire for something more, better, bigger. And yet, in the dark corners of the world like Nepal and the South East Asia, people struggle each day for their subsistence. We are a hardy race.

Life has lost its color, dreams have no meaning and dragging is all we do with our lives. Dragging, a slow, dreaded inevitable and heavy dragging. And death seems just like yet another stop. So we run, we run for our lives, we run away from people around us, we run from ourselves. We run for the preservation of something that we dearly love, we run for life. But is life just this running, or is it something more?
Come find out this Saturday at St. Xavier’s Campus.

Project Baraka Details:

Film duration 96 min
Show dates May 19, 2007 Saturday
May 26, 2007 Saturday
Show times 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Ticket prices Student Rs. 50/- (with ID)
Regular Rs. 100/-
Venue St. Xavier’s Campus, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

“A People War” – Photo Tour of Nepal discussion lecture by Kunda Dixit

May 24, 2007

“A People War” – Photo Tour of Nepal discussion lecture by Kunda Dixit at CSGN monthly lecture, 25th May, 0900 hrs onwards at Shankar Hotel, Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Leaf Cutter Ant

May 19, 2007

Leaf Cutter Ant
Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka.

I’m cute….

May 17, 2007

I’m cute….
Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka.


May 15, 2007

Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka.

Photo Concern-NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007 winners

May 13, 2007

Awarded photojournalists with their trophies

A function was organized on May11, Friday to announce and award the “Photo Concern-NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007″ winners. Winners of the Press Photo of the Year 2006 in 4 different categories are…
Sports: Udipt Singh Chhetri (1st), Tashi R Ghale (2nd), Prakash Mathema (3rd).
Environment: Sailendra Kharel (1st), Janak Nepal (2nd), Saligram Tiwari (3rd).
Feature: Ekal Silwal (1st), Chandra Shekhar Karki (2nd), Sailendra Kharel (3rd).
News: Rajendra Manandhar (1st), Rabi Manandhar (2nd), Sundar Shrestha (3rd).
All above winners were awarded plaque with Rs. 15000, 10000 and 5000. The Grand Prize of Rs. 50,000 and a trophy with the title “Press Photo of the Year 2006” was awarded to Sagar Shrestha.

Beekuu [ Biku ]

May 12, 2007

Beekuu [ Biku ]
Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka.