Taking care of your aquatic friends

January 26, 2017 23:42 pm

Many of us have tried to keep a fish or several as pets but given up after the fifth one died for no apparent reason. There are many basic things that we don’t pay attention to while bringing aquatic life into our homes. The Week talked to Dhan Bahadur Shrestha of National Aqua Pet in Jawalakhel to know the basics of taking proper care of our little pets. With Shrestha’s help, maybe we can finally have a happy fish at home.

Let there be light

January 26, 2017 23:23 pm

Nepalis have been enjoying uninterrupted power supply for a while now (minus the occasionally cuts here and there) and it’s taking some getting used to, especially since we had been accustomed to planning our lives around the load shedding schedule. But are we aware of how we can further aid the smooth supply?

Beyond the classroom

January 20, 2017 06:00 am

Unexpectedly bumping into a familiar face you haven’t seen in years while you are going about your day can naturally throw you off guard. Recently, a friend wasn’t just taken by surprise she confesses that she was actually filled with dread. The familiar face was one she hadn’t seen in 15 years, not since she had passed out from school

Over the years, the government and international agencies have incorporated cash transfer as one of the components of social protection programs.

Traffic, technology & conformity

January 20, 2017 04:27 am

There is just so much more that can be done to help the police render their duty better instead of token gestures that seem to be the norm. The ever-increasing vehicle registrations and resulting traffic congestion means that it’s going to take more than one drone, a few ‘Go Pros’, and barely functioning CCTV cameras for the police to do their duties effectively.

Confessions of a husband

January 20, 2017 04:25 am

We talked to some married, and soon-to-be married men and had them tell us what’s on their minds, and hearts.

A day at the Golden Temple

January 20, 2017 03:44 am

“It is difficult as I have to purify myself by bathing even when I go to the toilet. But, I feel free because nobody scolds me or makes me cry. I don’t have to do any work and I’m loved by everyone because God loves the principal priest.”

Have you tootled yet?

January 20, 2017 01:17 am

One doesn’t need to have a vivid imagination to agonize about the possible security risks of developing a habit of taking lifts from strangers. Bhatta also confirms that security is an aspect that they are giving utmost priority to.

DIY business

January 20, 2017 00:11 am

There’s a good thing about operating a business through Instagram. Anytime I find myself free, I can easily upload pictures and reply to direct messages and comments, which make handling a business relatively hassle free.

Music to the rescue

January 20, 2017 00:09 am

Have you ever been working on a very important task, only to be driven slowly mad by a co-worker constantly sniffing, or sipping their coffee, or clipping their nails? Something quite innocuous suddenly becomes much more infuriating when you’re trying to work on something your brain doesn’t necessarily enjoy. Music is a very useful tool in such situations. It provides non-invasive noise and pleasurable feelings, to effectively neutralize the unconscious attention system’s ability to distract us.