The gift of comfort

December 21, 2018 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Even in today’s day and age, there are still households in our country that hold a very medieval perception of natural human bodily cycles like menstrual periods. Instead of taking it as a healthy and natural change, families treat it like an unwanted happening that makes the female going through it impure and untouchable. Long time friends and now (business) partners, Shristi Pahari and Nabina Subedi are out to change that perception.

Choosing happiness

December 21, 2018 09:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: I’m an inherently rude person. I think I take after my mother who has never been afraid to call a spade a spade. In our locality, she is known for her bluntness and she is proud of it. When I was growing up, I always saw her standing up for what she thought was right. She wasn’t the one to talk her way out of things and still isn’t. She believes in saying sorry when she is wrong but you really want to get out of her way when she’s right. She’s not having any of your nonsense.

Sportsman for life

December 21, 2018 09:15 am

Badminton has been, for a very long time, called a ‘gentleman’s game’. The sport is Eurasian in its roots and easily one of the most played sports in the world, especially the Asian countries. Players from China and Japan have been dominating the world rankings for decades now. In Nepal too, badminton has always been a cherished sport. Shuttles and rackets have never been objects of curiosity, they have always been around. Kids, the aunties and the uncles, the young and the elderly have been besotted by the sport for very long.

Athleisure is a fashion trend that many seem to be completely taken by in recent times. It’s what we see celebrities opt for all the time these days. After all, if you can be highly comfortable while looking good then that’s just so much better, right?

Tips for adventure travel

December 21, 2018 09:02 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal is a paradise when it comes to adventure travel. We have eight out of 14 tallest mountains in the world as well as the most exciting trekking trails including the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp etc., to name a few. And every year, thousands of people ranging from first-timers to professionals come to these places to climb the mountains or trek around it. Places like these have enjoyed their fair share of visitors marveling at their natural beauty.

If you love food and love to experiment with different types of flavors but can’t cook to save your life then we have you covered.

Beginner's guide to yoga

December 14, 2018 12:15 pm

We have all heard stories of how beneficial and effective yoga is, for fitness and good health. But for those of us who have never tried it before, it can all feel a bit too intimidating. Where do you start? How do you go about it? There’s just too much information on the internet.

Managing curly hair

December 14, 2018 11:45 am

Having curly hair is both a boon and a burden. Your curls look super defined, polished and pretty one day but turn into a rat’s nest the next day. There is no in-between. The worst part is that you will not know what your hair is in the mood for until you sit down to style it.

Going solo

December 14, 2018 11:25 am

Don’t you just wish for a stranger to be seated next to you on your travels at least once in your life? Or to be at a hilltop, all on your own, with the company of no one else but just your extraordinary self? Solo traveling is a fantasy most people harbor but very few actually go on a trip alone.

Terrific travel tips

December 14, 2018 11:05 am

Traveling is as daunting as it is fun. If you are traveling to an entirely new place where you are unfamiliar with the culture and lifestyle, then no amount of research or planning is enough for you to be truly able to understand and appreciate it. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your trip. Here are five, frequent traveler attested, tricks of the trade that pretty much ensure you get your money and time’s worth.