‘Glass skin’ Get the look

July 6, 2018 08:50 am

A Korean beauty routine for getting ‘glass skin’ recently went viral on social media, and is a trending topic on Instagram and Twitter. This ritual, which gives your skin a dewy, glowing effect, is actually something that Korean idols and beauty enthusiasts have been practicing for over a decade.

Dressing beyond gender codes

July 6, 2018 08:42 am

Men could also experiment with makeup. Paint your nails, put on a prominent shade of lipstick or eyeshadow, put on mascara or fake lashes, highlight your cheekbones or nose – just about any kind of makeup would make you appear more androgynous. Longer hair or dyed hair also goes well with the look.

Good reads

July 6, 2018 08:39 am

Something for Nothing, The Wonder and The Queen of Hearts

Rocking the blues

July 6, 2018 08:10 am

Before releasing their debut song, Bachna Deu Malai, in October 2016, The Midnight Riders (TMR), a Nepali rock band, performed an array of cover songs at pubs, music festivals and weekend events. Originally formed by Deep Shamsher Rana, the band currently has bassist Sunny Mahat, drummer Sanjeet Tuladhar, guitarist and vocalist Sanjeev BK, and lead vocalist, harpist, and acoustic guitarist Jigme Lepcha as its members. The band, that just recently celebrated their ninth anniversary, is not tied to any record labels and produces and releases their music independently.

Grocery shopping made easy

July 6, 2018 08:07 am

Internet has made buying and selling things more convenient than ever before. While customers don’t have to go through the hassle of going to a store, waiting in line at checkout and then carrying their purchases back home, it has provided abundant opportunities for economical gain for the sellers as well. There are a bunch of companies and individuals who are selling everything from clothes and accessories to electronics and stationery products over the internet. But the one area that is not really covered is groceries. This is why Kalyan Adhikari, Adarsha Raj Pandey, and Sagar Dev Bhatta launched Kirana, an online and on-call grocery service – the first of its kind in Nepal.

Restoring lost glory

July 6, 2018 08:04 am

The earthquakes of 2015 left many Nepalis in despair. Not only did it leave many people homeless but it also destroyed many of our important heritage sites. And, even today, three years after the massive earthquakes, these precious heritage sites, that speak volumes of our culture and tradition, have not been restored to its original glory. It is this scenario that compelled social activist Alok Siddhi Tuladhar to raise the issue of effective renovation and restoration through various campaigns.

Shristi Shrestha on being ‘Muna’ in Romeo & Muna

Game on!

July 6, 2018 07:54 am

My wife is a big fan of Messi like billions of folks around the world. She thinks that in her previous life she was an Argentinian. Now, it’s my turn to roll my eyes and look at her as if she is crazy. It’s funny that I have been a big fan of England since the 90s and my wife has to choose a country that doesn’t get along well with England. Both countries have been football rivals and have also been at war for Falkland Islands in the 80s. Even till this day, I have a towel of the English Football Team. My wife has tried to throw it away many a times but I have always managed to recover it from the trash. Yes, God save the Queen!

Monsoon blues

July 6, 2018 07:51 am

This is a statement that is very obvious, yet incredible at the same time – there is something magical about the monsoons. It is difficult to believe in it if you happen to live in Kathmandu and face the wide variety of practical difficulties that come with the season.

Limited learning

July 6, 2018 07:48 am

Sitting for an examination can be nerve wrecking but for visually impaired Pramod Gyawali, who is currently pursing Bachelors in Education, it’s not only about butterflies in the tummy. He has to dictate the answers to a junior student who will be writing his exams for him. This, he says, is complicated for multiple reasons as well as a perfect example of a flawed education system for visually impaired people.