For the thrifty bookworms

November 4, 2016 04:46 am

Thamel is a perfect place for everyone ranging from carpet collectors to party animals. For voracious readers, there’s something there too. Thrift bookstores are the added thrills of Thamel for book lovers. The Week’s Reya Shreya Rai and Joshna Karki take a trip around the nooks and crannies of Thamel and list the five must visit bookstores that you can get lost in.

Our pick

November 4, 2016 04:44 am

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.

Notes from Jumla bazaar

November 4, 2016 04:24 am

They still talk about Jumla’s first public vehicle and laugh about how some of their own people placed grass near the new vehicles hoping to feed it. They don’t deny these embarrassing accounts but actually embrace their history and reputation of being a severely deprived region in hopes to reinvent themselves.

Photos and reflections

November 4, 2016 03:53 am

November 3, 2016 marked the end of the second edition of Nepal’s only international photography festival, Photo Kathmandu. The festival had claimed that their goal was to create connections between the city, its people, its history, and its dreams and aspirations. It wanted to serve as an alternative platform for conversations between visual storytellers and local audiences. So at the end of their two-week event, The Week talked to a couple of visitors to find out if Photo Kathmandu had indeed managed to connect people to art and provide creative inspirations as they had initial set out to.

Our leading comedians

November 4, 2016 03:42 am

Around this time last year, while the country was reeling under the economic blockade, there was collective worry about how the earthquake survivors would cope during the harsh winter.

Confessions of a mother-in-law

November 4, 2016 03:39 am

The most strained relationship in the history of mankind is the one between a daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law. This age old tussle is, perhaps, the only thing that hasn’t changed with time. It’s the stuff jokes as well as tragedies are made up of. My own relationship with my mother-in-law is a strange one. We definitely aren’t friends, but we aren’t enemies either. We don’t like each other all that much, but we don’t despise each other either.

Discovering Eastern Nepal

November 4, 2016 02:58 am

Guphapokhari, a naturally emerged pond of religious significance, lies along the trail, and there are many other serene lakes as well. You might be lucky to get a view of the reflection of Mt. Makalu on the surface of Guphapokhari.


November 4, 2016 02:57 am

Road trips with your friends or alone is one of the best ways to experience any place you may be exploring. There are, however, a few things you should pack before you set out on a road trip.

Around the valley

November 4, 2016 02:01 am

With the abundance of public holidays in the country, there are times when we get a long weekend off work and school. If you are a fitness freak or just crazy about adventure and like walking, you should check out these places for hiking.

Electrically charged

November 4, 2016 01:11 am

Electric vehicles (EV) are steadily gaining ground not only around the world but in Nepal as well. It certainly doesn’t make for a rare sight on our streets anymore. However, speculation on matters of its practicality hasn’t completely been dropped yet. So The Week asked some EV users about the pros and cons of owning and using this green vehicle. Here they share their experience.