simple delights

Published On: July 19, 2019 10:50 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

You can’t go to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and not visit Aalucha. The fast food joint that serves simple yet delicious dishes made primarily from potatoes is quite popular among locals and regular visitors of the Durbar Square since its opening two years ago. Now you don’t have to go all the way to Bhaktapur to try their food. Aalucha recently opened an outlet at Mangal Bazaar in Patan, Lalitpur.

Fusion of old and new

Published On: July 19, 2019 10:31 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Pia is a multicultural brand that takes inspiration from traditional crafts of different places all around the world and contemporizes theses techniques and cultural influences to create something that is modern and relevant in the recent times. These crafts and techniques take shape in home decor items like lamps, plates, cushions and throws as well as accessories like bags, clothes, and scarves.

Passing on traditions & preserving Art

Published On: July 19, 2019 10:16 AM NPT By: Rakshya Khadka

“Thang” meaning cotton and “ka” meaning images together make up the Tibetan word “thangka” which literally translates to images made on cotton. Thangka paintings’ origin can be traced back to nearly 2500 years ago. A visual representation of Buddha’s teachings, thangka paintings originally served as personal meditation tools for monastics and students

A guide for life

Published On: July 19, 2019 10:12 AM NPT By: Arun Poudel

What makes for a compelling read? – This is a question that has always baffled and continues to baffle writers, would-be writers, and publishers. Even for a reader like me, this is a perplexing question. For every book I read, I have a different thought about what did or didn’t make it special. It’s even more difficult to make a translation of a non-fiction – a spiritual book for that matter – a compelling read.

For food fanatics

Published On: July 19, 2019 10:08 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Whether we actually enjoy cooking or not, all of us are guilty of binge watching numerous food and recipe YouTube videos in a single sitting – that eventually only results in us craving every mouthwatering dish the chefs in these videos cook.

What to do when you are bored

Published On: July 19, 2019 09:57 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You’re alone at home and there’s not much to do. You are bored. That’s never a good feeling. But really, there are so many things you can do to easily eliminate boredom. We have compiled a list of activities you can indulge in to entertain yourself when boredom creeps in.

Bite sized fitness

Published On: July 19, 2019 09:53 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Exercising is important. It not only keeps you healthy and fit but it also makes you feel good about yourself. But, try as you might, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in an hour-long workout into your routine. For those days when you are hard pressed for time, here’s how you can stay on top of your fitness game.

Living an avatar

Published On: July 19, 2019 09:39 AM NPT By: Rakshya Khadka

Cosplay in Nepal is mostly hand done. Except for the wigs and lenses that have to be imported, everything is created from scratch. Putting together a look requires mastery over craftsmanship, fabrication, makeup, props designing, wig styling, armor designing, performance, and also acting.

Lesser-known travel hotspots in Nepal

Published On: July 19, 2019 09:20 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Nepal has always been known for its rustic charm and great hiking and trekking trails. Tourists often come here for thrilling and scenic hikes and treks that lead to some glorious places. However, there are some less popular routes and places in Nepal that don’t get a lot of footfall but still have quite a lot to offer. These places are worth discovering. Here are four such hidden treasures.

The many forms of guru

Published On: July 19, 2019 08:53 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

If you were to look up the meaning of “guru” in Sanskrit, it means “the one who dispels darkness and takes you towards light”. The meaning of “guru” transcends beyond the idea of a teacher in school – it can be anything from a book you have read recently, a piece of art you cherish or an album from your favorite artist. With that, The Week’s Urza Acharya asked some people to tell us a little about who or what they consider to be a “guru” in their lives.