Kitchen décor ideas

Published On: May 3, 2019 08:55 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you want a sleek look for your kitchen, you can stick to a monochromatic palette while still adding interest and personality to the area. A continuous pattern, like black-and-white zigzag or even polka dots, running across a counter or backsplash is graphic and unexpected.

Make no noise

Published On: May 3, 2019 08:42 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

I’m not someone who likes to create a fuss. I don’t complain at restaurants when I’m served bad food. I don’t tell people off when they are late for a meeting and I’m the one who almost always says sorry just to diffuse a petty argument. Ideally, I prefer to keep confrontations at bay.

Scam central

Published On: May 3, 2019 08:38 AM NPT By: Gunjan Upadhyay

This country is going to the dogs and, if anyone needed any convincing, then a brief glance at the news over the past year ought to do it. Our news feed seems to be filled with a never-ending assortment of scams. Over the past week it has been all about land – from the Lalita Niwas land scam to the blatant appropriation of public space at Khula Manc

In the palm of his hands

Published On: April 26, 2019 09:55 AM NPT By: Rakshya Khadka

“The earth is round,” writes Rohit Bhattarai on his Instagram profile. And is this that he tries to project in his pictures too. Rohit is a photographer who uses a lensball for his pictures and does what is called “crystal ball refraction photography.”

Planting Nepal on the web

Published On: April 26, 2019 09:51 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

When your friend says he or she just visited a wonderful, quaint village somewhere in Nepal, you will have to rely on the images and anecdotes shared by him or her as you will get absolutely no information about the place and its culture via our go-to information guy – the internet. It is alarming how little of Nepal is documented on the World Wide Web.

Memories of home

Published On: April 26, 2019 09:40 AM NPT By: Pradip Pokhrel

Life hasn’t been the same for residents of Barpak in Gorkha after the earthquakes of 2015. It’s been four years and they are still in the process of rebuilding their lives. However, the locals fondly talk about the Barpak that is etched on their minds even as tremors continue to remind them of the calamity that changed their lives.

Slow and subtle

Published On: April 26, 2019 09:36 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Three middle-aged men sit at a typical Japanese restaurant sipping hot sake. One of them has taken a young wife and the other two mock him for it. In any other film, this scene would be loud and have a lot of movement.

Let’s talk about books

Published On: April 26, 2019 09:33 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

As readers, we’re always in search of new book recommendations. But for some reason, getting random recommendations from just about anyone doesn’t really appeal to us either. That is when podcasts on books can be of some help.

Simple style

Published On: April 26, 2019 09:29 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Studies suggest messy people are smarter but then studies have also shown that women who live in cluttered spaces are likely to have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. But for those of us with busy lifestyles, keeping our homes clean is a task that requires a lot of persistence and patience. There’s a way to go about it: Become a minimalist.

Live on less

Published On: April 26, 2019 09:21 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Adopting a minimalistic lifestyle is how you stop or at least curb all the gluttony that surrounds you. Make it a mission to streamline your life and live a little more simply. Here The Week brings you seven minimalism hacks that will help you live more with less.