Lone road to Paralympic glory

Published On: July 8, 2016 10:54 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

It’s going to be a significant two months for Bikram Bahadur Rana and Laxmi Kunwar. Rana, who is still affiliated with the army, had lost his eye sight 13 years ago during combat. Kunwar, on the other hand, is bound to a wheel chair after a childhood spinal cord injury rendered her legs useless.

Campaigns for literacy

Published On: July 8, 2016 10:40 AM NPT By: Bicram Rijal

On June 24, Dolakha became the 29th district in the list of districts that have so far been declared ‘literate’ across Nepal. Amidst a program that included rallies involving school children, government representatives, members of political parties and civil societies, I/NGO staffs and representatives from UN agencies..

Leaps into the KNOWN

Published On: July 8, 2016 10:33 AM NPT By: Biswas Baral

Human beings are creatures of habit. That being the case, how do we break from our musty routines so that we can lead better, more enriching lives? In his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant, a professor of management at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania..

Confessions of a workaholic

Published On: July 8, 2016 10:23 AM NPT By: Isha Bista

A few months ago I suffered from chronic headache, backache, and was always exhausted. My family said that I worked too hard and my body was rebelling but my reaction to it was ‘everybody works hard’.

Books for the visually impaired

Published On: July 8, 2016 10:08 AM NPT By: Republica

The debate of Braille vs. audio books has been simmering in the visually impaired community for a while now. There are people who believe it’s time to move on to ITC approved audio books as well as other similar audio based learning guides. They confidently claim that there is no need for Braille anymore.

The benefits of reading

Published On: July 8, 2016 09:55 AM NPT By: Republica

In the age of tweets, Facebook updates, and #Instagram, reading an entire novel or a substantial magazine article takes a backseat for many. But bookworms will vouch that reading can not only broaden your understanding of the world but it also helps you get through a sticking point in your life.

Pet care: The right way

Published On: July 8, 2016 09:38 AM NPT By: Republica

Veterinary physician, Swayam Prakash Shrestha reveals that the state of a pet can actually tell a lot about its owner. Fortunately in his two decades experience running a vet clinic, he can see a distinct increase in the level of awareness among Nepalis when it comes to issues of pet care.

Happy New You: Common fitness queries

Published On: July 8, 2016 09:32 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

Is walking or running better for weight loss? What should we eat post workout? What are some foods we should avoid while trying to lose weight? Is it okay to drink? – These are some common questions I have been asked over the last few weeks by people who know me or read my column.

The domestic travel dilemma

Published On: July 1, 2016 11:00 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

All the concerned associations unanimously agree that various facilities and services can be tailored to meet Nepali travelers’ needs.

Fueling the soul

Published On: July 1, 2016 04:30 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

I have a friend who lost seven kilos in the first three weeks of eating right by doing just that and nothing else except walking to work every single day. In the next two weeks that followed, he lost an additional four kilos. In total, he lost 11 kilos in just five weeks.