Money on my mind

August 17, 2018 07:54 am

When I was single all I cared about was how and where to spend my salary on Friday get-togethers with friends. My biggest worry was if I could afford a fancy place that my friends wanted to go to and still have enough leftover for the Fridays to come. Usually my salary was enough to last for two Fridays in a row and after that I just stayed home during the later part of the month because I didn't have much money to spend on chicken chili, whiskey, and the same snacks offered by most of the restaurants in town. Nepal is indeed an expensive place.

The obsession over grades

August 17, 2018 07:38 am

Grades are just an extrinsic motivational factor and it often undermines intrinsic motivation, a desire to learn for its own sake. When grades become the goal, a student’s personal development becomes a footnote in his/her educational chapter.

Five Star Government?

August 17, 2018 07:38 am

The Oli government has recently made public their list of ‘achievements’ of the last five months or so. Some big brain within the current government thought they needed some positive vibes flowing through the populace after all the negativity of the Dr KC fiasco and general dissatisfaction with the ineptitude of the government. Presumably, this was the sort of PR stunt that could not have waited even a month more in which case they would have had a little more time to actually accomplish something.

Showing a little love

August 10, 2018 12:04 pm

These days, cases of inhumane treatment of animals are gaining national attention. But this certainly hasn’t put a stop to these transgressions. Every day, the nine registered animal shelters in the valley receive over a hundred request calls each for animals to be recused from the fatalities they have become victim of. The calls come from everywhere, more in numbers every day and with more heartbreaking episodes every time.

Cultural cross-point

August 10, 2018 12:03 pm

With modern fashion slowly taking over the world, Kira Store Nepal, the brainchild of the couple Upendra Singh and Aboo, aims to create new designs by merging contemporary style with ethnic techniques from around East Asia, including Nepal. Bringing together different skills from different countries, the Nepali brand is an amalgam of all things beautiful.

Makeup is an art. It is a known fact that makeup artists have the power to transform people. They alter appearances and enhance people’s beauty. But there are also some artists who can take their skill to an entirely different level altogether. From converting into famous celebrities to trying out goofy Halloween makeup, there is no limit to what these incredibly talented artists can do.

More than just acting

August 10, 2018 11:45 am

If you want to establish yourself in a field as unconventional as theater, doing what you like may not be easy. It does not matter which part of the world you belong to, pursuing your passion most of the time can be extremely challenging. But Akanchha Karki was ready to confront any kind of challenges when she established Katha Ghera, a self-sustaining theater circuit, with her friend, Gunjan Dixit.

Samyog Guragain has been garnering a steady fan following because of his role in the YouTube web series 21st Love. Like everybody else, the rising star confesses that he can’t live without his phone. His phone has everything he needs – from his reading materials to notes that keep track of his ideas and life. Here, he gives The Week a thorough peek into his phone and his phone habits.

Where good food meets good ambience

August 10, 2018 10:18 am

Amidst the buzzing neighborhood of Jhamsikhel and the myriads of busy cafes and restaurant in the area is the considerably quiet and unyoked The Yard by Oasis Garden Homes. Oasis Garden Homes was initially a bed and breakfast company that came into operation in the year 2014.

The heaviness of weight

August 10, 2018 10:08 am

I will never forget how I decided to lose weight. A relative looked at me (in apparent disgust) and told me she almost didn’t recognize me during a family dinner. I was ready to point out that she had seen me after five years and a lot had changed during that time. I mean, she looked a lot older and wrinkly but I hadn’t been so unkind as to say those things while looking repelled.