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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.