Co-working culture

Published On: December 16, 2016 12:26 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

People who work from these shared workspaces claim that they have been more productive and meeting new people from different backgrounds has actually helped their businesses expand.

Books for the beloved

Published On: December 15, 2016 11:18 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Don’t know what to get your significant other this Christmas or New Year? Get them a book. You can never go wrong with that. But people have varied interests and tastes and the kind of writing that appeals to one might not to another. So, The Week has readied a list of books keeping just that in mind.

Art effect

Published On: December 15, 2016 11:15 PM NPT By: Joshna Karki

An artist of political and social conscience, Hit Man Gurung believes in growing as an individual and thus works to better himself through his art. Art for him is a practice that doesn’t have a definite shape. He says, “Art is the reflection of reality which may or may not be accepted by people. As an artist, I present the multiple reality of society through my discovery and try to understand it through my expression.”

The eight-hour part timers

Published On: December 9, 2016 03:29 PM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

The first week of the month is always serious business for 21-year-old Pabin Dhakal. He makes it a point to sit and mentally break down the budget for his share of expenses. He already knows socializing is going to make for the majority of his costs, so ‘fun with friends’ is a main fixture in his budgeting list. He puts aside at least Rs 5000 for it. The next important factor is accommodation. Since he wanted to shoulder some family responsibility, he has volunteered to pay rent for the Rs 8,000 two room flat that he shares with his relatives. Then there is the Rs 1,500 monthly college fee and some miscellaneous expense.

Boutique cafes

Published On: December 9, 2016 10:25 AM NPT By: Joshna Karki

When good food and music meet open space for work, relaxation and amusingly an outlet to shop, what else could anyone want? Located alongside the lively road of Lazimpat is Fashion Delicacy, the nook of Ranibari Marg is Mitini Café and Shop, and opposite the American Embassy in Maharajgunj is Café Tara – places where food comes with a package of other services, and great services to boot.

Musical morning

Published On: December 9, 2016 10:04 AM NPT By: Isha Bista

I wasn’t a morning person, not unless you consider someone who wakes up at 10 am to be a morning person. But then, a few years ago, I got married which says a lot about why I wake up at the ungodly hour of 6 am these days. No, I didn’t have to do household chores but waking up early was crucial to create a good impression.

Beardology 101

Published On: December 9, 2016 09:51 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Regardless of whether it started off as a No Shave November initiative or a desperate attempt to look more mature, it didn’t take long for those growing a beard to realize that the act isn’t as simple as one might have imagined. There are several issues that come with this decision and as Sanju Lama from Asylum Hair Salon shares it tends to be her male clients’ most common concern.

The great disservice

Published On: December 9, 2016 05:27 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It’s no secret that customer service in Nepal isn’t all that great. In fact, it is seriously lacking in most places where we spend our money – from the grocery store and clothing outlet to banks and hospitals. Despite the fact that there are people whose job is to help customers and clients in every place you go, you often find yourself lost and helpless. The Week asked a few people to share their experiences about the customer service in Nepal. Here’s what they had to say.

Around the world

Published On: December 9, 2016 03:47 AM NPT By: Isha Upadhyay

Jiba Lamichhane is a businessman who has traveled to around 100 countries till date and, as a rule, doesn’t repeat a vacation spot as there are so many other places in the world to see and explore. His travelling days started when he went to university in Moscow where he would save all year and travel during the term break in July and August. Compiling his experiences, he wrote his first book ‘Sarsarti Sansaar’ which is being launched this Saturday. The Week’s Isha Upadhyay caught up with him to find out more about the experiences that inspired him to write his book.

Federal express

Published On: December 9, 2016 01:24 AM NPT By: Gunjan Upadhyay

You could be forgiven for thinking that the title is a reference to a renowned courier company but it seemed rather appropriate when describing the haste with which the demarcation of federal state boundaries is being pushed through in the constitution amendment proposal. It’s not unlike the ‘express’ manner in which our country was simply declared a ‘federation’ in the first place, without engaging the public in any way.