Alone together; Self-isolation in a joint family

Published On: April 10, 2020 11:08 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Self-isolation is rarely possible in a culture that demands families to stay together in the same household. When social distancing becomes the need of the hour, it’s hard to disentangle from all the regular norms we have formed over years as a joint family—norms that require regular interactions, eating at the same table and staying in the same room for hours on end. So here are a few precautionary measures you can follow to stay safe if you happen to live in a joint family.

An artist on the rise

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:37 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Sarana Shrestha is a 20-year-old artist based in Kathmandu. Unlike many artists who seem to have a knack for drawing and colors, she started to draw only about three years ago, when she took a gap year after her 10th grade. But if one were to look at her portraits and other artworks, it would be difficult to believe that she’s fairly new to this craft.

Not another Game of Thrones

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:19 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

This is the classic case of the internet-made-me-do-it. I had no plans of watching yet another fantasy show set during the medieval times, then being disappointed when the writers decide the show has gone on long enough and end it in the least logical way possible.

Online book communities to check out

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:01 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Being a part of an online book community has many perks for both readers and writers. You can find new books, discuss a book or author you have read with other readers, and write, share and promote your own stories. Here we bring to you five of our absolute favorite online book communities.

Lockdown Lessons

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:41 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Divya Mittal, a clinical nutritionist at Tesla Diagnostics Clinic, has been exercising and meditating ever since the lockdown started. And this is something she plans to continue even after the lockdown is over and fears of the COVID-19 pandemic starts to wan.

Skills that can change your life

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:20 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you are looking for a new skill to master or simply just want to live a more comfortable life, we’ve got you covered. Here is a random list of skills that you can learn to make your life a bit better.

What do you miss the most about the outside world?

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:04 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Now that we’re a few weeks into the lockdown, turns out sitting at home and doing nothing all day isn’t what we wanted after all. No matter how loud, polluted or annoying the outside world is, after long periods of isolation, one does start to miss all that chaos. And this is exactly what’s happening to most of us who are stuck at home. This week, we asked people what they miss the most about the outside world. Here’s what they had to say.

Miniseries you’re missing out on

Published On: April 3, 2020 01:19 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We don’t talk enough about miniseries. Sure, long-running shows are interesting. There’s nothing quite like watching Jamie Lannister redeeming himself or Elliot Alderson slowly going insane. There are seasons worth of build-up and character arcs. We’ve been far too invested for far too long.

Recommendations of a fiction fanatic

Published On: April 3, 2020 01:14 PM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

19-year-old Pragya Mallick has been reading for as long as she can remember. Mallick, who is currently in her third semester of Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kathmandu University, claims that she spends a good chunk of her free time reading novels and when she isn’t doing that, she is browsing through the stack of novels at her college library. Mallick names sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction as her favorite genres and admits that she is pretty picky about the book she reads. Here, she lists five of her favorite books and explains why she recommends everyone to read these books at least once.

Minimal but powerful

Published On: April 3, 2020 01:00 PM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Consider growing up in a household and surrounding where as a young person you must do nothing but excel in your studies because when you grow up, you have to become a salaryman with a good stable job. There is no time for “distractions” like art, music, sports or anything even remotely different from the definitions, theorems in books and the syllabus.