Musical revival

Published On: January 27, 2017 12:13 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We have heard musicians retelling stories of how addictive they find music and how they just can’t let go. It’s the reason Axis band’s front man, Sandeep Bishwokarma, also cites, in a rather matter of fact fashion, for his latest comeback. It’s certainly been a while since we last saw the singer in action, nine years to be exact. But while he has been away in Hong Kong for most parts, Bishwokarma shares that music has always been on his mind. This was eventually going to happen.

Listening to your favorite story

Published On: January 27, 2017 12:11 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The trend of making and selling audio books may not have caught up in our country yet but the app, Nepali Audio Book, shows some promise. According to their records, more than 7000 Nepalis are currently subscribed to their services, with the app being downloaded about 30,000 times from the Apple store.

Korean Kitchen

Published On: January 26, 2017 11:56 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Sometimes the palate craves a change of taste and, contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to always head out to fancy restaurants to satisfy these gastronomical yearnings. You can treat your taste buds to international cuisine from the comforts of your own kitchen. Many may consider the task of preparing foreign dishes intimidating but you will be surprised. The Week plans to catch up with chefs from various international cuisine restaurants for some easy tips and tricks to replicate your favorite dishes at home.

The bold and the dramatic

Published On: January 26, 2017 11:50 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You don’t always have to opt for your regular makeup routine, especially not if the occasion calls for something a little extra. The Week’s Reya Shreya Rai seeks out Onisha Mulmi Shrestha, at Galz Beauty Parlor, to get the glamorous glittery look right for a special evening with friends or a wedding reception.

Get fit

Published On: January 26, 2017 11:48 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you are constantly on the lookout for new ways to stay fit and new things to inspire you to workout, piloxing might just be what you are looking for. It is a new form of workout invented by Swedish dancer and trainer Viveca Jensen which combines pilates, boxing, and a little bit of dancing.

The fascinating world of fandom

Published On: January 26, 2017 11:46 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The game, once you get the hang of it, takes you right into the dark, fascinating world. This is perhaps vicarious living at its best.

Taking care of your aquatic friends

Published On: January 26, 2017 11:42 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Many of us have tried to keep a fish or several as pets but given up after the fifth one died for no apparent reason. There are many basic things that we don’t pay attention to while bringing aquatic life into our homes. The Week talked to Dhan Bahadur Shrestha of National Aqua Pet in Jawalakhel to know the basics of taking proper care of our little pets. With Shrestha’s help, maybe we can finally have a happy fish at home.

Let there be light

Published On: January 26, 2017 11:23 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Nepalis have been enjoying uninterrupted power supply for a while now (minus the occasionally cuts here and there) and it’s taking some getting used to, especially since we had been accustomed to planning our lives around the load shedding schedule. But are we aware of how we can further aid the smooth supply?

Beyond the classroom

Published On: January 20, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Unexpectedly bumping into a familiar face you haven’t seen in years while you are going about your day can naturally throw you off guard. Recently, a friend wasn’t just taken by surprise she confesses that she was actually filled with dread. The familiar face was one she hadn’t seen in 15 years, not since she had passed out from school

Cash transfers in Nepal earthquake response

Published On: January 20, 2017 05:32 AM NPT By: Sangmo Yonjan-Tamang

Over the years, the government and international agencies have incorporated cash transfer as one of the components of social protection programs.