As an Australian woman, I felt it was important to honour the Teej Festival in a traditional way. I chose to adorn myself in my red ‘wedding sari’ because I understood the symbolism of red – and the importance of wearing wedding attire.
Pooja’s Story is a story of migrating from Nepal to Australia, but also – in the process – finding a Nepalese-Australian identity. It is a story that many Nepalese people, who have migrated to other countries across the world, will relate to.
‘Anubhutee’: A Group Painting Exhibition by 8 Women Artists of Nepal. This contemporary art exhibition draws together a ‘collective of women’, at various stages in their art careers, who ‘voice’ – through art – their personal experiences of being Nepali women or observations of women’s experiences of life in Nepal.
Weddings in Nepal, like many other cultures in the world are family affairs, no matter whether they are (as Nepali people say) “love marriages” or arranged marriages. (Yes, arranged marriages, though waning, are still a part of the culture of Nepal – though I am pleased to say that I was attending a “love marriage”.