Digital learning

December 22, 2016 23:07 pm

You don’t always have to take classes and attend lectures to learn something new. You can now do that sitting comfortably in your bed. And there are a few courses you can take undertake that can help you advance your knowledge as well as your career. These are websites that offer a wide variety of courses over a period of time that are taught by professionals. Some of these courses even certify you by verifying you through the webcam when you take the lessons in order for you to have proof that you have taken these classes. You can use these certificates to for job applications and even for university credits.

Six ways to protect yourself

December 22, 2016 23:04 pm

Most of us are unaware of the most basic and effective techniques to defend ourselves if we find ourselves caught in a situation that demands it. Reya Shreya Rai talked to self-defense expert Rajina Shrestha to learn some very important defense techniques suitable for all, keeping in mind the average Nepali female physique.

In the name of Christmas

December 22, 2016 22:47 pm

In the recent years, the holiday spirit that comes along with the month of December seems to be taking over the people of Kathmandu. It’s not only the Christians of Kathmandu who celebrate Christmas anymore. Isha Upadhyay set out to find why people celebrate Christmas with such zeal in the valley. Bisam Vaidya

Emotional rollercoaster

December 22, 2016 22:42 pm

The beautiful thing about literature is that it captures all variations of emotions. We like stories because they connect us with characters and circumstances we can only dream of. But sometimes it goes beyond our imagination and makes the impact significantly deeper – some books linger long after we have turned the last page. The Week asked some readers about that book that stirred their emotions. From tear-jerkers to psychedelic wonders, here are their answers.

Wanderlust in Annapurna

December 16, 2016 11:46 am

The alarm went off at 4:30 am. We got up feeling groggy and tired, every muscle in our bodies aching for more rest. We had some hot tea and felt a little soothed. By 5:00 am we were ready to move. The early hour saw a bunch of travelers trudging slowly along in a single file through the snow filled trails with a dark sky overhead.

A beautiful mind

December 16, 2016 05:40 am

“Many people in the country tend to seek help from the local apothecaries and the dhamis and jhakris for they think the person has just been possessed by god and that it’s a phase and it’ll pass soon,”

Basic awareness

December 16, 2016 04:45 am

Dr Pankaj Jalan is an American Board Certified Neurologist and the director of medical services at Norvic International Hospital. Dealing with diseases of the brain, spine, muscles, and nerves, Dr Jalan has seen all kinds of disorders and he spoke to The Week about some basic health issues that we should all be aware of.

The final countdown

December 16, 2016 03:58 am

As more and more years latch on to your life, and your friends and family members start, well, dying, you come to realize that death is never far away. Isn’t the fear of the looming earthquake, in reality, a futile emotional quest for immortality?

Picture perfect

December 16, 2016 03:55 am

All of us would love clear, flawless skin. But given the pollution and hormones, not many of us get our wish. Acne, pimple scars, dark circles, and eye bags – the stuff nightmares are made of – is indeed a reality for many of us. But makeup can do wonders here. What you can’t have, you can create and what you don’t want to be seen with, you can hide. The Week sought beautician Shreya Shrestha’s help for some step-by-step tutorials for basic highlighting and concealing tricks that we can use in our day-to-day life.

Delightful dining

December 16, 2016 03:53 am

Wicked Spoon, Fork and Rock is located in Jhamsikhel, nestled between Roadhouse Café and Fusion Bar. It’s a cozy place with good interiors that serve generous portions of food without making you empty out your wallet. The Week’s Isha Upadhyay wanted to see how the food and service were in general and tested it out by going in for a sneak review a few days before the scheduled review date. The food and service both the times were the same.