Dogs and their days

November 23, 2018 08:48 am

Tihar is a celebration of not only humans but also animals (dogs, crows and cows) but, over the last couple of years, it has been the day of the dog mainly that has been hogging the social media limelight. My social media feed has been peppered these past few weeks with pictures of Mexicans celebrating ‘Kukur Tihar’, complete with flowers, garlands and assorted powders.

Parenting gone horribly wrong

November 23, 2018 08:46 am

The sad thing is that parents know what’s wrong with their child but instead of trying to correct it they themselves come up with excuses for their child’s behavior. What’s also unfortunate is that fact that they feel the need to explain every decision they take to their six- or seven-year-old kid.

Tassel Kingdom caters to this very need of customized designs. They take in personal requests for customizing earrings and also produce ones that are mostly in demand. An undertaking of longtime friends Stela Shakya, Krisha Bajracharya, and Sulakchhana Shakya, Tassel Kingdom is a small-scale initiative of the trio. They began in their own circle, gifting friends and families a few of their own creations. Enthused by the reactions, they opened an account on Instagram to officially sell their products. The reception and the support that poured in was nothing short of fantastic.

Waste management is a huge problem in Nepal. Rampant and haphazard urbanization and unplanned waste management system often result in piles of garbage everywhere you look and that affects the country’s environmental health as well as the economy. Doko Recyclers is a social venture started to streamline the unsystematic waste management and work on (and make people aware about) recycling waste products. Their latest project Tatva Upcycle is a creative initiative that prolifically creates new products with creative designs out of discarded waste materials. Although it was introduced in late October this year via Doko Recyclers’ Facebook page, the Doko team had been working on making new useful things out of waste since its inception in July 2017.

Retelling mythologies

November 16, 2018 09:10 am

Literature hasn’t been far behind in incorporating myths into its stories. Authors have also taken to making their own characters out of the mythological gods and goddesses in their books (Yes, Rick Riordan, we’re talking about you). There have been many fascinating books written over the years that do justice to the already-rich stories of the myths. Here are some we highly recommend.

Fun with footwear: How to style boots

November 16, 2018 09:04 am

Boots are a staple for fall and winter. They are comfortable and warm and, if worn properly, can take your outfit from a flat zero to an impressive ten. However, because boots come in a large variety of styles, it can get a little confusing to know how to style them and understand which kind of boots go with what kind of attire. Here is a short guide on how you can style different kinds of boots to give an extra oomph to your basic winter outfit.

Fashion trends for fall winter 2018/19

November 16, 2018 08:56 am

Like everything else in today’s world, the F/W 18 collections from different fashion houses around the world featured items that were heavily inspired by Instagram currents and modes. These collections are for the most part very loud, eccentric and outlandish but a few classic vogues have also resurfaced. A lot of designers have also jumped on the androgynous silhouette bandwagon. Another big trend this year is mixing and matching unconventional textures, designs and pieces. This week, we bring you a roundup of a handful of the most popular fashion trends for F/W 2018/19.

Decoding intermittent fasting

November 16, 2018 08:51 am

Intermittent fasting is quite the rage these days. One, it’s a new idea from the nutrition conscious community and that is sure to spark some interest. And two, it’s an eating pattern and not a stringent diet with the intent to starve you.

One stop solution

November 16, 2018 08:45 am

Ordering food online and having it delivered at your doorsteps within an hour or less have made things a lot easier these days. You don’t have to go out to eat on days you don’t feel like having home-cooked meals. But sometimes deciding which restaurant to order from and pouring over the menus can be tiresome as well. Now, you can simply log on to 911 Food Express and choose from a wide range of dishes and enjoy them from the comforts of your home.

Online shopping in Nepal: Trick or Treat?

November 16, 2018 08:32 am

There’s something wonderful about the approach to the turn of the year – especially the month of November. It’s not the magical lights of various festivals like Diwali or Christmas or the gradual onset of winter but the festival discounts that have come to be seen as the hallmark of the season. If you watch TV (or even if you don’t) or dabble in social media, the scent of commercialization is unmistakable – films release around this time of the year and there are bumper deals to be had on everything from mobile phones to electronics to cars.