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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.