Bisnu Sharma

Bisnu Sharma

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Photo feature - Prabal Gurung inspired by Everest ?

Bisnu Sharma

I always been inspired by design of  Prabal Gurung.  Not only his creation and artistic value,  He seems so nationalistic on his creation. This is the essence and beauty of him. That's why prefer him rather than any celebs of Nepal.

Similar to last season, Prabal Gurung was inspired again by Nepal and his heritage. To get the reference across, he developed fabrics with prints that mimicked the Himalayn mountain range, worked 3D rhododendrons prints (symbolic flowers in Nepal) as adornment on some of the pieces, and sheared and flattened ostrich feathers and sewed them with Swarovski crystals to represent topographical maps.

There were the ruffled dresses that Gurung likes to offer but the real standout pieces were the patchwork sweater knits that played with size, proportions and reveal. Worn over crepe multi-zip trekking pants, they were quite the hit.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

NY Times chasing Lomangthang ?

A local woman worked on a historic mural. Image : NY Times

It looks like that lomanthang , a tourist hub of upper Mustang, has been chasing by New York Times. This year only world's reputed newspaper has printed more than 6 times about Upper Mustang.  In pictures only it has crossed across 2 dozen stories.

Unfortunately, this news has not been given much importance by the Nepali news media. It has its own selfishness, compulsion and reasons. If only there is to be international news for Nepal, it will be for Lomanthang. Recently New York time has published about - how Tibetian culture has been painted and how it has been stolen.  To know on follow up of American newspaper one need to know about famous Khampa Operation between Mustang-China borders.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nepali cinema: Economy vs. Innovation

Bisnu Sharma

With the end of 2070, South Africa brings a thing, which is hard for to believe, but it’s a fact. According to The Economist, Nigeria became the richest country beating South Africa cause of its cinema development and technology.

Thanks to Nollywood, whose rapid development has increased the economy of the country to 89% over a single night. It has won over Bollywood in the context of annual film production rate. It occupies 1.4% of Nigerian G.D.P. It might be a dream for us but this position of Nigeria has been made possible all by today’s generation.

With dream, commitment, courage and system nothing is possible. We can see Nollywood, which made the Nigeria, the 22nd richest country in the world.