Surviving summer nights

Published On: June 14, 2019 12:02 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We have all been there – tossing and turning at night, unable to sleep because it’s just too darn hot. In sweltering summer, there really can’t be anything worse than being unable to get some shut-eye in a stuffy, borderline-sauna room. Cooling down a room without installing or turning on an AC is possible.

Sustainable Decor

Published On: June 14, 2019 11:58 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Use a footstool as a side table, move that full-length mirror you have in your bedroom to the entryway, there’s so much that can be done with little to no investment and effort.

Too good to be true

Published On: June 14, 2019 11:58 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Amélie is a 2001 film that the world knows of as that one “French film” everyone has probably watched at some point in his/her life. Its main characteristic is that it’s so undeniably French (for better or for worse). It was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the film stars the beautiful Audrey Tautou as Amelie, a kind hearted but a lonely woman living in the late 90s Paris, trying to sort through her life as well as of those around her.

5 things you should be eating every day

Published On: June 14, 2019 11:50 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We all want to improve our diet and eat healthy and but it can be a little overwhelming, given the fact that there’s just so much information out there. Most people also think eating healthy means a complete lifestyle overhaul and that can seem daunting. If you are confused and don’t know how to go about it, we suggest you start by incorporating some nutrient-rich foods into your diet.

Fabulous women

Published On: June 14, 2019 11:47 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Throughout history women have fought and criticized oppression and discrimination via literature showing that they too can be as powerful and as creative as anyone else in the world. Here we bring to you a list of five books with iconic female leads that are worth a read (and perhaps a reread).

Meals on wheels

Published On: June 14, 2019 11:46 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

The concept of Pangra Express is very simple. The eatery operates from a standard airstream trailer. There are a few tables near this trailer where you can sit down and enjoy your food. The cooking and preparation process of the food all happens inside this shiny silver trailer and waiters bring the items you’ve ordered relatively quickly to your table.

Styling dhaka

Published On: June 14, 2019 10:14 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

The use of Dhaka in clothes – be it kurtis, saris, or even gowns – has become really popular in the recent times. With a lot of people finally waking up to see and appreciate the beauty of these handmade fabrics, Dhaka has become a staple when it comes to Nepali fashion, be it traditional or modern wear.

Knowing your way

Published On: June 14, 2019 08:53 AM NPT By: Gunjan Upadhyay

It’s that time of the year again when we start to fret about the condition of our roads. To be honest, we do that all year round anyway but with the monsoon almost upon us a sense of despair takes over. Where roads exist, even the slightest downpour turns everything into a dirt-filled lake and where roads don’t exist, it’s all just muddy slush and dangerous conditions.

Embracing differences

Published On: June 14, 2019 08:29 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

In the book The Stranger by Albert Camus, the protagonist, a man named Meursault, is sentenced to death essentially for being not sad enough about his mother dying. He is considered a stranger in the society because he did not behave in the way people assume one should whenever they face a personal tragedy. The story was a medium through which Camus wanted to show that if you don’t maintain a certain façade, to meet the societal standards of what is deemed right and wrong, or in his own word “when one doesn’t play the game”, you are considered a dangerous alien capable of bringing ruin to the community, and society at large.

Where logic fails

Published On: June 14, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: Rakshya Khadka

Superstitions make us do weird things. We stop abruptly on our paths if a cat crosses the road in front of us, we hesitate to walk underneath a ladder and take great pains to go around it, and we knock heads again if we accidently bump our head with someone. That’s not all. It seems each and every one of us has our own set of superstitions, or beliefs as we would like to call them. It might have no logic behind it but, in its own way, it makes you feel good and gives you strength and that’s what’s important.