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M&S INSPIRE: An Etched Love Story of Umashankar Shah & Dr Seema Sharma Shah

Partners in life and in work may sound like a dream. Fortunately for some, that dream is a reality. Umashankar Shah and Dr Seema Sharma Shah, an artist couple known for their etchings and oil paintings, share a passion for depicting nature, culture and religious figures through their artwork. They met while studying in the ancient city of Varanasi, and a few decades now, the couple have been teaching art at the Lalit College of Fine Arts, painting side-by-side in their home studio, collaborating and exhibiting together, and most importantly, supporting one another. In this interview with Alok Thapa of M&S VMAG, the duo provide insight into their creative lives and shares their struggles, their fears and their hopes for the future.

साझा सवाल अङ्क – ४८५ डोल्पामा विकासबारे बहस

डोल्पाको सदरमुकाम दुनैमा नेपाली कांग्रेसका पूर्वसाँसद दुधकुमारी हमाल, नेकपा एमालेका केन्द्रिय सदस्य हंशबहादुर शाही, नेकपा (माओवादी केन्द्र) का रामलाल विश्वकर्मा र उपल्लो डोल्पाबासी आङबहादुर लामासँग विकासबारे गरिएको बहस ।

M&S INSPIRE: Pedal Power – Santosh Rai

In a country where every second person wants to secure a 9 to 5 job and lead a safe life, Santosh Rai dared to dream differently. Rai, who has always felt more at home in nature, started Himalayan Single Track in 2011 with Jenny Caunt, a fellow mountain biker who shared the same passion for the outdoors. An avid cyclist, Rai prefers to explore Nepal on two wheels, and encourages other Nepalis to do the same. In this interview with VMAG’s Alok Thapa, Rai talks about his days of struggle, his company vision and why he believes in the potential for mountain-biking tourism.

M&S INSPIRE: Harnessing the Power of Music – Shreeti Pradhan

Every time Shreeti Pradhan feels like expressing herself or wants to feel better, she turns to music. The singer, songwriter, composer, music teacher and music therapist, believes music has the power to not only entertain but also heal–to heal even those who have lived through extremely traumatic pasts. In this interview, Pradhan, who is also an active community worker, talks to Alok Thapa of M&S VMAG about how her experiences–professional and personal–have helped her become a music therapist for both children and adults.

मार्यो धुलोले: मापदण्डभन्दा ५ गुणा बढी वायु प्रदूषण

३ सय ६५ मा २ सय १० दिन त काठमाडौंमा पार्टिकुलर म्याटर (पीएम १०) को मात्रा मापदण्डभन्दा कैयौं गुणा बढी देखिन्छ,’ वायु प्रदूषणले स्वास्थ्यमा पारेको असरबारे अध्ययन गरेका स्वास्थ्य अनुसन्धान परिषद्का डा. खेमबहादुर कार्कीले भने, ‘रौंभन्दा कैयौं साना पीएम २.५ को मात्रा २ सय ७ दिन मापदण्डभन्दा माथि छ ।’

Sajha Sawal Epi 483- ‘सिंहदरवार’ के हो? मानिस किन धाउँछन् सिंहदरवार?

सिंहदरवार राणाकालदेखिनै शासन सत्ताको केन्द्रमा रहेको सिंहदरवार छ चाहिँ कस्तो ? अनि नागरिकहरु किन आउँछन त सिंहदरवार ? यो साताको साझा सवाल सिंहदरवारबाट ।

M&S INSPIRE: Unflinching Resolve, Sunita Danuwar

Her refusal to let society dictate her fate says a lot about the steely resolve Sunita Danuwar has developed, despite her horrendous past. Once refused citizenship by her own country, Danuwar is today the president of Shakti Samuha, the first anti-trafficking organisation founded in Nepal by girls and women rescued from brothels in India.

Sajha Sawal Epi – 482: विद्यार्थी राजनीतिले उच्च शिक्षामा पारेको प्रभाब

स्वतन्त्र विद्यार्थी युनियनको नाममा क्याम्पस भित्र छिरेको राजनीतिले विद्यार्थीको पढाईमा सपारेको छ कि बिगारेको ?
विद्यार्थी नेताहरू नेविसंघका अध्यक्ष, नैनसिंह महर, अनेरास्ववियु अध्यक्ष नवीना लामा, त्रिभुवन विश्व विद्यालयका शिक्षाध्यक्ष सुधा त्रिपाठी अनि रत्न राज्यलक्ष्मी क्याम्पसका क्याम्पस प्रमुख निर्मला सुवालसँग सहभागीहरूको बहस ।