New year, new experiences

December 28, 2018 08:38 am

With 2019 only a few days away, it’s natural to find yourself pondering over the past year. You might regret not going on that impromptu trip with your friends, or lament the fact that you didn’t do anything out of your comfort zone this year either. Make sure 2019 isn’t a repeat telecast of 2018.

A wedding rant

December 21, 2018 12:42 pm

It might not even be realistically possible for someone to enjoy themselves even with only two weddings in a day but, at the very least, these functions should not feel like an obligation. We should start thinking of operating on a ‘invite people who matter’ basis instead of being driven by a ‘feed as many people as we can’ mentality.

The healthy food hub

December 21, 2018 12:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: We are becoming spoilt for choice where eating out is concerned. With so many restaurants, offering different types of cuisines, in the capital, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to say no to greasy, spicy food. You might think that eating healthy while eating out isn’t possible. However, if you take the time to search, you will find some eateries that offer healthy, organic food. It will be a short list of places but you do have that option. And in this relatively short list of places that serve healthy meals, Everfresh by Nuwa Estate Coffee has firmly established itself as one of the most popular destinations in Kathmandu.

You know you shouldn’t do it. But you do it anyway. This refers to a lot of bad habits but specifically biting nails. We are aware of the dangers of chewing our own nails but the urge is irresistible.

Nail care basics

December 21, 2018 10:56 am

We put a lot of emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene, but one area a lot of us overlook while tidying ourselves up is our nails. While we remember to trim our nails every week or two that is where nail care ends for most of us.

Hitchhiking across the globe

December 21, 2018 10:44 am

Dec 21: Ukraine resident Vladyslav Gorobchuk (Vlad) landed in Nepal almost a month ago, with just small luggage weighing seven kilos. In it, he had a few shirts and shorts. Having ditched his trekking boots in favor of flip-flops in East Asia, he now wears a jacket given to him by a fellow traveler during his journey that started in September 2017. In just a little over a year, he has been to 16 countries and Nepal is the 24th place he has visited.

Fashion is ever evolving and it’s very hard to stay updated with every new red carpet look, celebrity collaboration collection, and fashion week standouts. If you feel like you don’t have enough time to read through every fashion article, then you can still catch up with the happenings of fashion world through social media – most notably Instagram.

Summoning all Potterheads

December 21, 2018 09:51 am

All of us who have read Harry Potter as a child have wondered what it would be like to attend a Defense Against the Dark Arts class or taste the candies at Honeydukes Candy Shop at Hogsmeade. Now you can. The Children’s Art Museum (CAM) Nepal is organizing a Harry Potter themed event on Saturday, December 22, 2018 to provide you this very experience.

At the very outset, and seemingly offhand, I extract the very first paragraph from Mr. Louis Menand’s latest essay in The New Yorker, of December 10, 2018, which opens in this way:

On her own

December 21, 2018 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prasuna Dongol, while studying filmmaking in the UK, returned to Nepal a total of five times during her four year undergraduate program. “I returned a month after going to the UK. I just missed home too much,” she says. In all the times she came back to Nepal, she traveled extensively to several places like Manang, Mustang, and Annapurna Base Camp, to name a few. “I could have gone trekking in the UK or in some other country but there is this innate sense of belonging when in comes to Nepal,” she says.