Yash Chitrakar

Yash Chitrakar

Yash Chitrakar has been a contributing writer for M&S VMAG since April, 2016. He writes features, people stories and travel articles.

Stories by Yash Chitrakar

The performance artist (Stories of our lives)
10 Oct 2017 9 min read
From the Archive (Jul, 2016): Arjun Rana Magar has picked up many tricks of the trade over the years; sometimes he can tell just by the get up and the....
John Taylor’s art of reading tea leaves explained
09 Aug 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (May, 2016): John Taylor’s tea-tasting abilities are highly sought-after by tea companies in Nepal. He provides the litmus test for their quality
Mansur Dai’s flutes are a permanent fixture of Indrachowk
09 Aug 2017 3 min read
From the Archive (May, 2016): In a space crowded with people, cars and shopkeepers, the short snatches of melodies on Mansur Dai’s murali pierce through the traffic noise and the....
Raj Kumar Shakya's enormous repoussé statues
25 Jul 2017 14 min read
From the Archive (Aug, 2016): Shakya says the process for making such statues comprises four main steps: sketching, embossing, chiseling and welding
Muay Thai’s struggles to make it big
27 Jun 2017 12 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): Muay Thai is considered by many to be the ultimate striking sport. But its core strength—the ferociousness of the sport—might be what’s preventing it from....
The only constant (Stories of our lives)
07 Jun 2017 9 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): For Patan’s denizens—generations of them—Bhai Bahadur’s salon is an institution in itself
Fostering inquiry, stimulating discourse
23 May 2017 9 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): The Social Science Baha has been seeking to create a culture of questioning in a society where, both in the academia and without, much of....
Morality-play murals
02 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): ArtLab’s murals seek to extricate stories of hope and shine a light on them from the many tangled stories that define local lives
Work is worship (Stories of our lives)
03 Oct 2016 5 min read
For Devraj Aryal, the tantric priest whom the powerful in the nation depend on for their Dashain puja paraphernalia, his work is more important than the trappings that come with....
On the Shivapuri-Nagarjun trail
02 Sep 2016 7 min read
‘Live young and live free’. This tagline seemed fitting for the uphill trip we would undertake along the off-road trail inside Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
Purging a past— trek by trek (Stories of our lives)
26 Aug 2016 8 min read
Baburaja Shrestha's conquest of the hills of Dhorpatan in 2007 was also a major conquest in his life, as it represented one of the first nails on the coffin of....
Far From The Madding Crowd
19 Aug 2016 11 min read
A mere 22 km away from Kathmandu lies Chhaimale resort, which offers a complete getaway experience
Getting By On Elbow Grease
22 Jul 2016 12 min read
The lathe workshops in Teku once did roaring business. But owing to fundamental changes in their market, they are now barely scraping by
It's In Her Blood
03 Jun 2016 10 min read
Nita Ghiraiya holds the record for donating blood the most number of times in Nepal. And she’s not stopping any time soon, because it’s not about the record....
Echoes
27 May 2016 9 min read
It has been 20 years since Kedar Tamrakar made his last brass utensil, but he still reminisces fondly about the years he devoted to his craft
Feed Them And Free Your Heart
06 May 2016 9 min read
Durga didi’s business benefits both the pigeons and the people who feed them