The ordinary life of Kathmandu’s South Asia champion ‘Karate Kid’

Rupa Maharjan was in the sixth grade when she first heard of ‘karate’. Gyani Maharjan, a neighbour three years older than her, had just won a big tournament in Kathmandu. Gyanai had become the talk of her entire neighbourhood, and she was the ‘coolest’ kid in the neighbourhood. Rupa wanted to become just like her. […]

Desire creates a city, and the same desire consumes it: Chinese artist Song Dong

The ‘city’ he’d built painstakingly over the last four days was being ‘eaten’ in front of him, but Chinese artist Song Dong was enjoying the destruction of his own creation. Song, who has been building model cities around the world using biscuits, cakes and candies (read ‘anything sweet’), says watching people consume his art is […]