28-old-year Rajat Khadka never actively seeks travel companions. He rather likes making friends along the way. For him, traveling solo is a way to explore his own limits, weaknesses, and strengths. And that is one of the reasons why Khadka calls himself a ‘travel-junkie’. He is almost addicted to traveling, with friends or without. Ever since he was a teenager, he liked traveling to different places of Nepal. He recalls one of his first solo trips when he was just 18 years old. “I used to love traveling on my motor bike, mountain bike, or by foot. I was never scared or apprehensive before any trip. I would just be excited about the adventures ahead,” says Khad
Over the course of mankind’s existence, folklores, epics, and sagas have seen emergence as men have transcended tangible and intangible boundaries to reset preconceived notions of potential. And well deservedly, they have been sung of their valor and virtues by minstrels and poets over the centuries. Lesser known though are the counterparts of these men, the ladies, who have been masked in shadows and, although preserved in stories, not acknowledged or heralded enough. Most often though, they are figures of reverence for what they represent.
Beautiful and natural-looking eyebrows are one of the hottest beauty trends right now and there is a reason why thick naturally shaped brows have been back for sometimes, from the runways to the silver screen. Not only do they instantly make your eyes pop, they also give shape and structure to your facial features as eyebrows are one of the most important keys to framing a face.
In our part of the world, protests are predated by an incident that touches a nerve with the public. The calls for justice are then followed by the usual administrative apathy or a coarse and insensitive statement from some elected official which then leads to people taking to the streets.
There are usually some painkillers, cough syrups, antacids, and even antibiotics in a plastic box or a drawer somewhere in every household as it’s quite common for people to take medicines on their own at the slightest discomfort. This self-medicating habit, though helpful in providing immediate relief, isn’t a safe practice and has a lot of long term side-effects, from adverse reactions to risk of dependence.
The act of meditation precedes civilization. Our biggest enemy is said to live in our minds and meditation has always been heralded as the single most effective measure to conquer the enemy that lives within. Imagine having a total control over your thoughts and feelings? Life would be so much better, wouldn’t it? Our actions will be dictated by well thought decisions and we can even face an alien invasion without shaming our race’s intellect.
Maya Thakuri, a renowned and celebrated woman writer of Nepal, claims that she has never received any formal education. She describes her journey of writing as a revolution and a struggle to achieve what many women like her have been deprived of.
Although they started out with just making customized t-shirts, Shibori Nepal have expanded their brand to the point that they are actually opening up a concept store in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur very soon. Arshiya KC, the founder and owner of the brand, calls Shibori a made in Nepal brand that is waywardly trying to revolutionize the clothing industry in Nepal. She adds that the company views garments more like an art form and all of their pieces are handmade and are made by utilizing the resources available in Nepal.