Largely unknown to the outside world, Nepal’s centuries-old institution of the child deity, the Kumari Devi, is deeply embedded in the culture of Kathmandu Valley. Young, beautiful and decorous, even a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. Continue reading The Kumari’s Story
26th February 1997 The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. They waited for their rival, like a lion for its prey. The rugged wasteland was spread out before Kristen as thick pelts of rain trickled down from the velvet, dark sky. Brilliant stars illuminated the battlefield. The two armies had decided to gather … Continue reading World War III
Last week, I watched Pad Man, a riveting fictional retelling of an entrepreneur who developed cheap sanitary pads in India – Arunachalam Muruganantham. After watching the movie, I was so inspired that I felt I must explore the real Pad Man, and so I decided to write this post, discussing to what extent did the movie capture Muruganatham’s struggles and hardships. Pad Man VS Arunachalam Muruganantham … Continue reading Is Pad Man real?
It is true what they say about never truly see something until you draw it. Who knew chickens looked so fierce?! And who knew there were so many sizes and colors of eggs? A while back I took pictures of some chickens that belong to a friend of mine. I thought they might make good […] via Chicken University — madebyfay Inspired by Fay’s pristine passion … Continue reading The Metamorphosis of Art And Science
Wings that Raise Me Higher “They say, so if you can visualize so it shall be. Only if you can dare to dream will you travel that road to the destination you desire to reach. But what does it mean to really have wings? What is freedom? Is it breaking the bondage of the will? Freedom from a compulsive and conditioned routine or throught which … Continue reading Power of Art
The year after I left university, while working as a supervisor for a local bar and nightclub, I applied to a graduate fast-track scheme for a large recruitment consultancy. The scheme offered good money, benefits and prospects. The process was competitive. I had to go through two local interviews and a regional one. Suited and […] via History: the Ghost at the Feast — bennewmark … Continue reading Beauty of History and Literature