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Rāto Machhindranath Jatra through the decades, with photographer Bruce McCoy Owens

Bruce McCoy Owens, an anthropologist from the USA, is one of the artists being featured at Photo Kathmandu 2016. His exhibition “Bungayā: Forty years of Rāto Matsyendranāth” includes some of the thousands of photographs he has taken during Rāto Machhindranath Rath Jātrā since he first encountered the festival almost 40 years ago. When did you […]

Broadside: Maria, Maria, she reminds of a Balkan story…

hana jang/Flickr All the women we met in Croatia were called Maria. The first was the owner of the lodge who had already booked out her rooms. “Sorry,” she said, holding her pregnant belly, “but you can go to Maria’s lodge next door.” Maria of the lodge next door was a warm, welcoming grandmother who […]