Healthy and happy pets

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:42 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Pets are an essential part of our lives. They are truly a man’s best friends. Research suggests that pet owners are less likely to be depressed and suffer from other chronic health problems. Studies have proven that pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels than people who don’t own a pet. Having a furry pal can also reduce your stress levels and the great thing is you are never alone.

Common décor mistakes to avoid

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:39 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Decorating your home is fun. Little tweaks here and there have the power to completely change the feel of a space. But it’s quite easy to fall into the trap of getting carried away and not thinking things through. Here are five common décor mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.

You too can have beautiful hair!

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:31 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We all want luscious, silky hair but the sun, pollution, and harsh tap water often wreck havoc and make our manes rough and dry. Here’s what you can do to reverse the damage.

Time for jazz

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:12 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Surya Nepal Jazzmandu, aka the Kathmandu Jazz Festival, started on October 17 (yesterday) and will continue until October 23. For these seven days, Jazzmandu 2019 will celebrate its 17th year by hosting several shows across Kathmandu valley, as renowned musicians from Nepal and around the world come to join the festival to give the audience a sneak peek of the different dimensions of jazz.

An enchanting read

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:03 AM NPT By: Rakshya Khadka

I was excited beyond measure when I heard Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was coming up with a book that was a retelling of the epic Ramayana. Her book ‘Palace of Illusions’, the retelling of the Mahabharat through the eyes of Draupadi, made for an interesting read and I wanted to see how she would present Sita now.

Longing for homemade food

Published On: October 18, 2019 09:59 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

It’s not secret that Nepalis love to eat out. The burgeoning of restaurants and bars stand testimony to that fact. But what’s also true is that, at the end of day, we all want home-cooked dal-bhat. And if you live away from home or go abroad for a trip, you know that feeling when your entire being craves the familiar taste of local spices and textures.

Playing with passion

Published On: October 18, 2019 09:51 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

Rabin Gautam has been playing basketball for eight years. He started when he was 10 years old. When he was 16 years old, he was awarded the Best Junior Player and Most Valuable Player at the 3rd National U19 Championship. He was also the highest individual scorer at the Kwiks Basketball League in 2018, which was the first ever basketball league to be held in Nepal. Here, with The Week’s Situ Manandhar, Gautam talks about his career, how the game has shaped him, and what he feels is still lacking in Nepal to take the game to newer heights.

Morning rituals

Published On: October 18, 2019 09:27 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

From drinking a hot cup of masala tea and reading the newspaper to meditating and going out for a walk, we all have various morning rituals that we follow day in and day out before it’s time to go to work. But there is usually that one thing that often sets the tone for the rest of the day and that you would hate to miss or skip because of any reason whatsoever. The Week asked some people what they considered to be their most important morning ritual.

It’s sometimes okay to not have an opinion

Published On: October 18, 2019 09:23 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

It’s a world of opinions and comments. And that’s never more evident to me than when my friends finish watching a movie or series or reading a book. They have lots of comments about the script, cinematography, editing, and every other aspect there is to analyze and mull over. I feel we sometimes make so much noise about unnecessary things that the most important aspect usually goes unnoticed.

To trek or not to trek

Published On: October 18, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

The lure of the wilderness and the mountains is never as strong as it is during this time of the year when someone we know is definitely out there trekking and posting pictures of it on social media. Next year, we promise ourselves. But something or the other holds us back: We’ve never gone on a week-long trek before or we don’t think we will be able to survive without city-life facilities.