Saturday, November 11, 2006
I am the greatest fan of Haku Patasi in the whole of Kathmandu. I went berserk when I saw hundreds and hundreds of cute young things (and cute old things, too) parade through Janabahaa in brilliant red, black and white on Bala Charey last year. Some were showing off their slick cell phones, while others willingly posed for the camera, flashing their red roses of love on neatly pleated fishtail hairdo. Bala Charey this year falls on November 19 – come and enjoy the sights and sounds at Janabahaa, and share a little bit of the madness with me. Photos by Alok Tuladhar.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
This is a satellite picture of central Kathmandu taken from 30,000 miles up in space, using a humongous telephoto lens. Janabahaa is marked with a little blue square near the center. This photo, unfortunately, was not taken by Alok Tuladhar. J
The Janabahaa Heritage Information Center office was designed by professional architect Umesh Tamrakar. Not only did he do that completely voluntarily, it was done overnight. Most of the plans envisioned in the drawing has been carried out.
The fourth (and hopefully the final) version of the logo, depicting a lotus flower flanked by five leaves in a pool of blue water. Anyone care to elaborate on the meaning of these icons? Just hit the "comments" button below.
Monday, November 06, 2006
This 1:200 drawing of the Janabahaa courtyard with measurements of the main shrine, chaityas and other objects of religious and archeological importance was developed by Graphic Survey & Design Consult in December 2005.
Jai Rajbhandari and Prabodh Kansakar in a reflective mood during one of the early meetings at the Janabahaa Heritage Information Center. Anil Chitrakar is all ears to what Tirtha Dhar Tuladhar has to say, while Rashmi Kansakar (far left), Tulsi Tuladhar and a young photographer volunteer (far right) look on. Photos by Alok Tuladhar.
Sakimila Punih was celebrated with a flurry of activities at Janabahaa today. Some members of the Jyapu community enjoyed a hearty feast during the daytime after completion of religious ceremonies. In the evening the Halmandi festivities were observed with gusto by local gurujus. Photos by Alok Tuladhar.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Alok Tuladhar and family sell the new year calendar published by the Society at the cultural parade ceremony organized at Basantapur on the occasion of Nepal Sambat new year 1127 (Mha Puja). The calendar, with Gregorian, Bikram Sambat and Nepal Sambat dates, is available for sale at a nominal cost of Rs. 10 per copy at the Janabahaa Heritage Information Center at Janabahaa or at Nati Bajra's book shop (Safu Dhukuu) at Bhotahity. You can also send email to email@example.com to place your order.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Rashmi Kansakar, the office manager at the Janabahaa Heritage Information Center, sells the new year calendar published by the Society at the kick off ceremony of the Kathmandu-Dolakha-Kathmandu motorcycle rally organized on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1127. The calendar, with Gregorian, Bikram Sambat and Nepal Sambat dates, is available for sale at a nominal cost of Rs. 10 per copy at the Janabahaa Heritage Information Center at Janabahaa or at Nati Bajra's book shop (Safu Dhukuu) at Bhotahity. You can also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Photos by Alok Tuladhar.