Crafts with a conscience

June 1, 2018 09:59 am

In the recent years, the handicraft industry has really been thriving in Nepal and handicrafts are not just limited to ancient metal works and paintings anymore either. From in-vogue chic statement jewelry to really cool decorative and clothing items, our handicraft industry can deliver everything you could ever want. From a store that sells unique junk jewelry to an organization that aims to empower women through the clothes they make, this week we have profiled three such companies that are giving us some pretty good reasons to shop.

Making every rupee count

June 1, 2018 09:14 am

Exploring exotic new places doesn’t necessarily have to cost you a fortune. You just have to be a little wise with your money and there’s a lot you can do on less. Make a budget and stick to it.

Calm amidst chaos

June 1, 2018 08:49 am

Though the city’s architecture has been dedicated to the philosophy of the Buddhist dharma chakra, it is the Krishna temple that rests in the middle of Patan, making it a city where Hinduism and Buddhism come together to lend it a warm and positive vibe.

Good Reads

June 1, 2018 08:27 am

Hot Milk, Once and For All and The Goose Road

Book lover’s paradise

June 1, 2018 08:21 am

The 22nd Nepal International Book Fair aims to inculcate a reading habit among people of age groups as well as facilitate new authors and publishers and increase popularity of printed materials in this age of digital media.

Art and aspirations

June 1, 2018 08:17 am

Today, Ghising has a bachelor’s degree in science, law and a double master’s degree in rural development and Buddhism. Yet he continues to paint, maintaining his family occupation.

Mitini is a self-sustainable project launched on March 2015 by the non-profit organization MITRA Samaj. This project aims to work in the sector of Menstrual Hygiene Management inside and on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley. They provide services related to safe disposable of sanitary pads in various complexes, corporate organizations, malls, theaters and restaurants across the valley. The revenue generated from these services is used create pad banks and spread awareness about menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls.

Space that celebrates art

June 1, 2018 08:07 am

Manish Lal Shrestha never thought he would be a professional artist and make his living through colors and brushes. It was his mother who sent him to India to study arts and encouraged him to pursue it professionally. Today, after decades of training, Shrestha is an art expert who has been actively working to promote visual arts through his studio/gallery, Mcube in Patan, Lalitpur.

In fearless pursuit of her dreams

June 1, 2018 08:03 am

Dawa Gyalwa has always been an athletic person. Even without prior practice, she used to ace almost every single category during sporting events at school. Right now, the 20-year-old runner is gearing up for the national selections. And with her track record, we bet she will go on to become one of the top athletes in Nepal.

Sugarless treats

June 1, 2018 07:59 am

Tsewang Sadutshang has always been a fitness enthusiast and believes you are what you eat and thus tries to eat healthy. But, last year, when she returned to Nepal after graduation, she realized that the Nepali market has very limited options when it comes to healthy food. This was what gave her the idea of promoting health and wellbeing through delicious drinks with no added sugar and preservatives.