Things you probably didn’t know about Dashain

Published On: October 23, 2020 12:15 PM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

Most of us, all over Nepal, celebrate Dashain but we aren’t familiar with the many concepts and stories of this main festival of Hindus. Like with everything else, there are many myths and facts associated with Dashain that can help you see the festival in a new light. Also, the information can make for good conversation starters.

Farewell, my friend

Published On: April 22, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Cilla Khatry

Peter J Karthak, musician, writer, storyteller, husband, father, friend, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 77. He had been diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks earlier and was undergoing treatment at Nepal Cancer Hospital in Hattiban, Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Peter J Karthak, the author of Pratyek Thhaun: Pratyek Manchhe, passed away today at Nepal Cancer Hospital, Lalitpur. He was 77. His first book in Nepali, Pratyek Thhaun: Pratyek Manchhe, won the prestigious Sajha Purashkar in 1978. He was a writer, musician, and a journalist. Pratyek Thhaun: Pratyek Manchhe was translated into English, titled Every Place: Every Person, in 2004.

Three amazing noodle recipes

Published On: April 10, 2020 11:16 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Really, who doesn’t love noodles? And although this dish can be found and is eaten all over the world, its taste and the overall dish itself varies region to region. Here, we bring you three of the most popular and tasty noodle recipes from different parts of the world. So, put on your chef hat and get cooking.

Alone together; Self-isolation in a joint family

Published On: April 10, 2020 11:08 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Self-isolation is rarely possible in a culture that demands families to stay together in the same household. When social distancing becomes the need of the hour, it’s hard to disentangle from all the regular norms we have formed over years as a joint family—norms that require regular interactions, eating at the same table and staying in the same room for hours on end. So here are a few precautionary measures you can follow to stay safe if you happen to live in a joint family.

An artist on the rise

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:37 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Sarana Shrestha is a 20-year-old artist based in Kathmandu. Unlike many artists who seem to have a knack for drawing and colors, she started to draw only about three years ago, when she took a gap year after her 10th grade. But if one were to look at her portraits and other artworks, it would be difficult to believe that she’s fairly new to this craft.

Not another Game of Thrones

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:19 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

This is the classic case of the internet-made-me-do-it. I had no plans of watching yet another fantasy show set during the medieval times, then being disappointed when the writers decide the show has gone on long enough and end it in the least logical way possible.

Online book communities to check out

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:01 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Being a part of an online book community has many perks for both readers and writers. You can find new books, discuss a book or author you have read with other readers, and write, share and promote your own stories. Here we bring to you five of our absolute favorite online book communities.

Lockdown Lessons

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:41 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Divya Mittal, a clinical nutritionist at Tesla Diagnostics Clinic, has been exercising and meditating ever since the lockdown started. And this is something she plans to continue even after the lockdown is over and fears of the COVID-19 pandemic starts to wan.

Skills that can change your life

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:20 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you are looking for a new skill to master or simply just want to live a more comfortable life, we’ve got you covered. Here is a random list of skills that you can learn to make your life a bit better.