Thursday, November 30, 2006



Venue: Gorky Sadan, Kolkata
Inauguration: 29th November 2006, 6 pm
The exhibition will contune till 4th December 2006, 3 pm - 8 pm

Violence against women has many dimensions – psychological, emotional, physical, and it is perpetrated in many spaces – domestic, social, state. Violence against women has risen at an unprecedented rate. The trauma that women undergo is not measurable or quantifiable statistical analyses and lengthy reports tell us little about the horrors of violence, or of women's courage. The international photography exhibition 'Women Struggle, Women Resist' is part of a process of initiating social changes – it documents not only the struggles but also the resistance of women to domestic and state violence. Visually stimulating and thought-provoking, these photographs by socially committed national and international photographers lay bare, question, challenge and go beyond the stereotypical 'grieving mother' or 'women of sorrow' and present those women who have both resisted and survived. In a section of this exhibition one encounters the women of Manipur who with fierce courage, inner strength and a collective sense of dignity have brushed aside the limitations of victim hood and resolutely stood against the torments and tortures of state violence.

This exhibition will not end here – it would continue as a touring exhibition, not confined to galleries and circumscribed wall spaces so that it can reach out to a larger section of people with its striking collection of images and stories. I congratulate all the women who have shown the courage to fight back and have consented to be documented by the photographers. I thank the photographers for participating in this exhibition and for their continuing dedication to the cause of violence against women and girls. At the same time, I grieve the absence of images by women photographers without whose participation the exhibition remains incomplete.

Suvendu Chatterjee


Drik India

The event is organized in collaboration with Swayam, and International Association of Women in Radio and Television, and is supported by
Ford Foundation.


For more information contact:
Ms Supreeta Singh
Drik India

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ranga De Prachanda

कमरेड प्रचन्डलाई सिनेमा हेर्नमा अभिरूची छ भन्ने पहिले पनि कतै पढेको थिएँ तर थाहा थिएन उहाँ एकदम मस्त मुभी वफ हुनुहुन्छ भन्ने कुरो । पवनकलीसँगको कुराकानीकै बेलामा प्रचन्डजीले फुस्काउनु भएछ यो कुरा । पवनकलीले सोधेकी थिईन रे, तपाँईले हालसालै हेर्नु भएको सिनेमा कुन चाँही हो भन्दा, चेयरमेनले भन्नु भएछ, “रँग दे बसन्ती”। यहाँ जापानमा पनि हिन्दी सिनेमा हेर्न नपाईने होईन तर ब्यस्तताका कारण समय निकाल्न नसकिएको हो । त्यसमा आमिर भाई त आफ्नो फेवरिट भई हालियो, नहेरी त कुनै हालतमा छोडीन्न- बस टाईमको कुरा हो । यध्यपि,”रँग दे बसन्ती”को कथा-वस्तु र ब्यापारीक सफलताका सँबन्धमा भने लामा-लामा समिक्षाहरु भने पढियो । त्यसैको आधारमा हेर्दा प्रचन्डजीले कलाकारहरुलाई पनि एउटा राम्रो सुझाव दिएको देखिन्छ-कस्तो सिनेमा नेपालीहरुले बनाउनु पर्छभनेर।
For detail story clik on poaster.

Friday, November 17, 2006

My pix on Nepalitimes again

Straining for a glimpse: Curious civilians crowding around Kathmandu's Khulla Manch to see what the future looks like, last Friday at the first Maoist public meeting since the peace deal.
© Deependra Bajracharya
For detail story clik here (ie:link to recent NepaliTimes issue #323 (17 November 06 - 23 November 06)

Sunday, November 12, 2006



Saturday, November 11, 2006


Barta Gandharva, a sarngi player sing a song with Kutumba at Nagadesh, Thimi.
© Deependra Bajracharya

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Chobi Mela IV Photo This Year's Theme "BOUNDARIES"

Photo by Yumi Gotto in Bangaladesh

Che Guevara lover journalists

Photo Journalist Usha Ttikchhu and Reporter Shreedhar Neupane at near Healt ministry in kathmandu.
© Deependra Bajracharya

Saturday, November 04, 2006

May Peace prevail in Nepal?

Bajracharyas are worshiping at Swoyambhu on Saturday. © Deependra Bajracharya

Friday, November 03, 2006

Many comments on photo

young woman with black get-up participating in a demonstrationfor peace in Putali Sadak, Kathmandu.Photo By © Deependra Bajracharya.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Begining of Ibsen Festival's in Kathmandu

Sunil Pokhrel, Main Guru of Gurukul Kathmandu is sharing his experience in Ibsen's Play during the Inaguration of Ibsen's Festival in Gurukul,Kathmandu on 1 st Nov 2006. © Deependra Bajracharya

The 100th Death Anniversary of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen is being observed by theatre lovers and theatre workers throughout the world, this year 2006.
The father of modern drama, Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828 – May 23, 1906) was an extremely influential Norwegian playwright who was large responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. Some of his famous plays are A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, The Wild Duck, Enemy of the People, Master Builder, Peer Gynt, Brand, The League of Youth, Ghosts, The Lady from the See etc.
During his lifetime he earned an international reputation for his psychological dramas that frequently commented on social issues of the day. His plays are one of the most frequently performed in the world. He once said in a speech to students, “And what does it mean then to be a poet? It was a long time before I realized that to be a poet means essentially to see, but mark well, to see in such a way that whatever is seen is perceived by the audience just as the poet saw it. But only what has been lived through can be seen in that way and accepted in that way. And the secret of modern literature lies precisely in this matter of experiences that are lived through. All that I have written these last ten years, I have lived through spiritually.”In Nepal Aarohan theatre group and Gurukul: School of Theatre is also organizing a 'Nine-day long' International Ibsen Theatre Festival from 1st to 12th November, 2006. It will be a multi dimensional program including performances of Ibsen's plays by Asian and European theater groups, publication of literature by and on Ibsen in both English and Nepali, Interaction and talk program on Ibsen as well as contemporary Nepali theatre, Classical music performance.
We are sure that the festival of this grandeur is happening for the first time in Nepal, and it will be a 'Grand Step' in the promotion of Nepali theatre.
The following is the detailed description of the programs of the festival:
1 Theatrical performances: Theatre groups from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, Canada, Syria, Mauritius, Denmark & Norway are participating with their grand performances of Ibsen's drama. There will be two performances of every plays.
2 Publication of Literature by and on Ibsen: Commemorating Ibsen's 100th death anniversary we are publishing to case books (one in English & another in Nepali), Nepali translation of Ibsen's "A Doll's House".
3 Press meet and talk program: Each theatrical performance will be followed by press meet and talk program on Ibsen as well as contemporary Nepali theatre.
4 Classical music performance: Sukarma, a reputed music band of Nepal, will present a classical music performance based on Ibsen.
5 Reception:There will be reception on the opening and closing evening.
Date: 1- 12 November 2006.Venue: Sama Theatre and Rimal Theatre, Gurukul, Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu.