More than a year has passed but people still talk about the earthquakes of 2015. However, it’s not always fear that dominates theirs thoughts anymore but nostalgia of what was and worries about the future and what lies in store. The reconstruction process has all but come to a halt and the wreckages that remain are reminders of how unprepared we were and still are for natural calamities. The Week spoke to some people to find out their concerns at the moment.
I couldn’t imagine why this junction, which almost never witnessed a jam, now suddenly needed three cops to manage. Perhaps they get a little lonely if they are all by themselves out on these busy roads.
The majority of us were brought up to respect the national anthem and this involves showing deference whenever it is played – namely ceasing our activities and standing still out of respect. It has now become so common to hear it in situations and places where it just is not possible for us to maintain the required propriety befitting that of a national anthem.
The best things in the world are free but the second best? They are expensive and don’t we know it. Thus, we confess. This is our favorite season of the year; the Sales Season. The big red signs have started going up on the shop windows around town and we couldn’t be more excited. Everywhere we turn we can see the four-letter word and the opportunities they hold can’t be denied. This is our chance to snag some great deals.
You’ve probably heard that cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is responsible for excess abdominal fat, but that’s only part of the story. Your body produces cortisol in response to stress – physical, mental, or emotional. This may include extremely low-calorie diets (fasting or starvation), infection, lack of quality sleep, emotional trauma, or intense exercise, as well as other stressful conditions such as job pressure, relationship trouble and financial woes.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: In the course of contemplating the purchase of a car in Nepal, I’m often led to considering the expendability of my internal organs. I could probably afford a nice little hatchback – no power windows, thank you – with the proceeds from selling a kidney. I mean whoever needs two kidneys when one will do just fine.