The suffocating state

August 18, 2016 21:00 pm

The concerned authority has given their side of the story. They have their own set of reasons for failing to control the capital’s air pollution resulting from vehicular emission. However, they also have concerns about the public’s apathy for this issue. If the citizens are also suffering from the vehicle emissions, why aren’t they letting their grievances be known? Perhaps some pressure on the government would finally bring about some reforms. The Week had a few people raise their voices on this issue.

Startup recruitment woes

August 12, 2016 04:55 am

“Every year we have more than 500,000 graduates ready to enter the job market. So we tend to have plenty of options if we are looking for freshers straight out of college. But indeed, we have to put in extra effort to locate experienced and skilled candidates.

Minimal expectations

August 12, 2016 04:30 am

It’s been a week since CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was elected as Nepal’s prime minister for a second time. The 61-year-old leader promised to lead the nation toward economic development and work as a bridge between communities following deadly protests over a divisive new constitution.

Nepal’s economic downturn, lack of employment opportunities and youth migration are leading to the shortage of vibrant labor force. This has direct impact on our economy. However, this circle can be broken, if we act smartly. Now is the perfect opportunity for young people to help in rebuilding process.

The angry mob

August 12, 2016 02:30 am

Most people wouldn’t think of me as an angry person. In public, I’m jovial, light-hearted, and extroverted. But at home, I’m a different person. My wife says so sometimes. And though I respond to it with anger, often passing hurtful remarks in retaliation, I know I have a problem managing anger.

Olympic Dreams

August 12, 2016 02:00 am

We really do not expect much from our athletes in such international events because we know that we lack the resources, infrastructure and everything else needed to compete in the international level. So to expect our athletes to win an Olympic Gold is like expecting KP Oli to send a Nepali to Mars on a rickshaw.

Crossing over to the dark side

August 12, 2016 01:30 am

To have a hero, you need a villain. And in the channels of literary history, there are many. In fact many villains have been accredited for making the plots that much more interesting and the book that much more memorable. So The Week asked some writers and theater aficionados to shed some light on what makes a good antagonist. They also share their favorite literary villains and the reasons they love them.

A thought-provoking read

August 12, 2016 01:00 am

The chances that you would leave the book midway are next to nil – thanks to its gripping narration, well put-together plot and storyline.

The class act

August 12, 2016 00:30 am

The music legacy may have begun with her father but Reema Gurung Hoda holds her own in the industry. Her delicate voice and pleasing singing style catapulted her as one of the most popular female vocalists more than a decade ago. However despite her veteran status, Gurung still remains active on the scene. She has not only worked on her own albums but is also a regular feature on numerous collection albums. The Week caught up with the singer to discuss her playlist as well as reflect on the current music scene.

Weight lifting for women

August 12, 2016 00:04 am

Training with weights will increase your lean muscle mass. And the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn. And the more calories you burn, the leaner you will get.