As time goes by

September 16, 2016 04:00 am

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.

Jammin with you

September 16, 2016 02:30 am

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.

Changing our tune

September 16, 2016 02:05 am

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.

Sale season strategies

September 16, 2016 00:30 am

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.

Nothing lovely about love handles

September 16, 2016 00:05 am

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: The goal was to make seven-year-old, Bibek, use a spoon to feed himself.

Of unhealthy misgivings

September 9, 2016 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Former prime ministers, Late Sushil Koirala and KP Sharma Oli took a huge chuck from the government coffers to fund their medical expenses.

The pursuit of education

September 9, 2016 03:00 am

Nepali grandfather, Durga Kami, combs his bushy white beard, puts on his school uniform and, with the aid of his walking stick, walks for over an hour to reach his school for another day of learning.

Democratizing ‘luxury’

September 9, 2016 02:30 am

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.

Different tastes

September 9, 2016 02:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: I tell her that she must first travel to all the 75 districts in the country and try out the samosas there and only then award the New Road shop The Best Samosa Award.