Posts tagged ‘forms



Complex forms of injustice

Posted on: Sunday, Jul 16, 2017

We started our journey in Kathmandu and talked about the social changes in Nepal’s recent history, including the effect of the Maoist’s war and the Madhesi movements. As one can almost guess would be the case, our bus stopped somewhere in the middle of …

‘Animation is a good way to conserve art forms’

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016

I have also made a documentary on them, Makers of Tales. You have worked with the art of Mithila, Kaavad, Bhil and Kutch. How do you see your work taking forward these traditional art forms? I try to tell the stories they want to narrate in their own …

Also known an Mithila paintings, Madhubani art hails from the Bihar region of India and was originally created by the women of Janakpur {now in Nepal}, the knowledge passed down through the generations to become what is it today; an exquisite design you …

Gokul Gharti and Rabindra Adhikari from CPN-UML, Seeta Nepali from CPN Maoist Centre, Kunti Kumari Shahi from Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Dil Bahadur Nepali from Federal Socialist Forum Nepal and Geeta Rana from Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic.

Rai said the committee would try and work through political consensus among all parties including the United Democratic Madhesi Front, the four-party alliance, that had been protesting for months over division of their homeland. He said the committee would …

Firstpost Madhesi agitation: Nepal forms panel to decide on delineation of provincesFirstpostKathmandu: Nepal has formed a political committee to resolve the prickly issue of delineation of provinces under the new Constitution as part of government's efforts to achieve reconciliation with the Madhesis. A cabinet meeting held on Thursday …और अधिक »

Some of the families are trying to keep the tradition alive, but are unsure of its eventual fate. The Mithila painting is one of the living creative activities of the women of Bihar. It is a form of folk painting on paper, cloth, readymade garments …

Nepal ex-PM forms new political party

Posted on: Monday, Jan 25, 2016

Prominent members include artiste Karishma Manandhar, political analyst Mumaram Khanal, former bureaucrat Rameshwor Khanal, senior Maoist leader Devendra Poudyal, Madhesi leaders Ramchandra Jha and Ramrijhan Yadav. The 61-year-old former vice-chairman of …

UDMF forms 3-member task force

Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

Agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front today formed a three-member task force to hold talks with the government and the main opposition party on its 11-point demands. The task force, however, does not include any representative from the Sadbhawana Party …

UDMF forms three-member taskforce

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) on Tuesday formed a three-member taskforce for discussions over its 11-point demands. The three major political parties on Sunday had forwarded a proposal on forming a joint taskforce …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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