Breaking conventions with Mannsi Agrawal

December 23, 2016 00:28 am

You can hear her smile when she answers the phone. What you can also hear is her son, somewhere in the background, demanding she stop talking on the phone and pay attention to him. At 31, Mannsi is expert at juggling work and her responsibilities of being a mother. And work isn’t just one thing.

Breaking a habit

December 22, 2016 23:59 pm

Addictions usually start when a person feels lonely or has conditioned himself to think that for him to be able to achieve some task, they need something.

Drinks to warm you up

December 22, 2016 23:13 pm

Tis the season to be jolly and even the winter on our doorsteps cannot stop us from making merry and stepping out of the house to party it up with our friends and families. The Week set out to find winter cocktails that will uplift your Christmas spirit and keep you feeling warm and fuzzy all night long.

Winter care

December 22, 2016 23:09 pm

Leaving your makeup overnight can dry out your skin and leave your skin looking dull.

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,”