Crafting opportunities

June 8, 2018 09:30 am

The venture started in 1998 when Prajwol Shrestha took some handicrafts from Nepal to Hanover, Germany, and sold them online through eBay. The only motive behind selling those goods was to earn some extra bucks to afford a quality living in Germany as a student. However, after his graduation, things changed. The handicrafts were greatly appreciated and gradually the demand increased in the international market. Due to this, he decided to continue the same export-business on a larger scale and established a small, cottage enterprise, NepaCrafts. Today, the company is home to many marginalized local artisans and the creations are sold across the globe.

Celebrating Eid: Away from home

June 8, 2018 09:28 am

The terrible genocide and violence that started in 2012 have compelled many Muslims to abandon their homes and escape to neighboring countries in search of refuge. However, life is not easy for them even after escaping the deadly persecution back home.

Making Affordable Jewelry

June 8, 2018 09:25 am

Aayusha Karki had just gotten back to Nepal when she came up with the idea of opening a contemporary jewelry brand. This was about a year and half ago and she had just returned home after completing her undergraduate course in public relations from a university in London. Karki was working at a company in Nepal where she met Sarvo Shakya, who now serves as the head craftsman at Meraki, and pitched the idea to him. They worked on it and launched Meraki soon after coming up with the concept.

Up and at it

June 8, 2018 09:22 am

Many of us start our day by hitting the snooze button, and literally stumbling out of bed at the last possible minute. Then we rush to get ready, gulp down a cup of tea or coffee and then run out the door with a piece of toast in one hand and the car keys in the other. But you will quickly realize there are a lot better ways to start your day when you start getting up a little earlier than your usual time and make it a point to start your day on the right note.

Finding the ‘fun’ in funny

June 8, 2018 09:20 am

Aayush Shrestha, a stand-up comedian, is slowly becoming increasingly popular among urban youths. He is known for connecting the world of humor to bigger issues such as politics, caste hierarchy, and international relations. He says he likes making jokes on politics and all other socially inappropriate issues because, apparently, he has no time for creative content.

Simple workouts, powerful results

June 8, 2018 08:52 am

First things first, no you can’t lose weight overnight. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t simple, quick, and easy things you can do that, over time, will give you the results you want. The reason why most of us never see the scale tip is because we are inconsistent with our workouts.

Pregnancy care

June 8, 2018 07:55 am

As an expecting mother, you might want to clean the house, create some extra space, shop for new things, and redecorate the rooms for your future newborn. But, these chores might not be safe for you and your developing fetus as they might be either physically strenuous or toxic or both.

Our urban hustle

June 8, 2018 07:35 am

I can’t remember the last time I queued to pay my electricity or water bill and this weekend is going to be my last (fingers crossed) trip to the fruit and vegetable market because online deliveries apparently work. Unlike the previous generation, I don’t really feel the need to molest and grope my fruits and vegetables before I buy them.

Your body your rights

June 8, 2018 07:25 am

My mind often wanders back to that one ex-boyfriend that had the gall to hit me. It’s been more than eight years now but I sometimes still find myself thinking about how I let it happen in the first place. No matter how hard I try, I can never seem to recall how it started and how it escalated. All I remember is feeling really bad about myself after each episode.

Worth of words

June 1, 2018 11:05 am

As more and more books are being published in Nepal, the fundamental question that arises is: Do our authors and publishers match international standards? While some authors seem to think publishers could invest in better editors and thus refine the writing before publication, publishers, on the other hand, think authors need to work on their content more and not be driven by commercial success. As the debate rages on, is the written world being compromised? Anweiti Upadhyay reports.