21-year-old Aakriti Kapali says that the coronavirus pandemic feels like a bad, sad dream. The only good thing, so far, is that her life, though changed, hasn’t come to a standstill. Since her job is mostly translating and transcribing data, she is working from home. And she’s grateful to have that semblance of normalcy in life in the current times.
As a travel guide, Eric Awale, from Patan, Lalitpur, is living his dream life. His job is something many of us would like to have ourselves—he gets to travel all over Nepal, meet new people, research about the history and culture of Nepal and, what’s more, he makes a decent living doing it all. However, Awale argues that the life of a professional travel guide and a traveler isn’t only the stuff of dreams. It is hard work.
22-year-old Sharmila Nepal’s career as a model began when she joined the lineup of the seventh season of the ‘En Vogue’ finalists. After winning the ‘Most Talented’ title at the competition, Nepal has gone on to walk multiple runways and has been featured in adverts for different brands. A second year BBA student and a model manager, Nepal mentions that she didn’t really think much about fashion before she attended a workshop at House of Fashion but now, she is very conscious of what she’s wearing and wants to present herself in the most flattering light possible. Here, she opens up to The Week about her style and fashion preferences.
Necklaces started out as wide ornaments made from metals meant to protect your neck from direct harm. These days, they are primarily used as fashionable accents. And even though most people see neckpieces as a single style of jewelry, they have different categorizations and designs within themselves that are fit for particular occasions and meant to be worn a certain way. This week, we break down different styles, lengths and designs of necklaces and how you can style each one.
Books, really, have always been my first love. Reading them under the covers with tragically dim torchlights in the dead of the night, trying not to make any sound while I turn the pages, fighting the awful heaviness in my eyes just to get to next word, next line, next chapter, more, just a little bit more.
Skincare is a tricky business. Even though we spend thousands of rupees buying expensive skincare products, that one friend of ours seems to have that smooth, glassy skin that we all desire, despite claiming that she only uses a cleanser and a moisturizer on a daily basis.
As someone who appreciates and mostly sticks to typical Nepali food, the combination of these two seemingly discordant cuisines did not sound very appealing to me. But after hearing good things about it from a friend, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try out the restaurant. And am I glad I did because after trying out a bunch of dishes there, I only have good things to say about the eatery and I definitely plan on going there again.
It’s about time you acknowledge that your I-work-better-under-pressure is a defense mechanism for I-procrastinate-too-much. When we’re comfortable, tasks often feel like oppression. And we tend to put them off until the very last minute.
In October 2018, Shyrus Rijal got into a serious bike accident. The injury was so severe that people around him thought he wouldn’t make it. But luckily, he did. However, the accident changed his everyday life: he was bedbound for months. He couldn’t go to school, he couldn’t meet his friends, and he couldn’t do anything he wanted. This sudden pause in his life and his inability to do daily activities left him in a slump and he began to feel like life would never get better.
Four years ago, Ketan Maharjan never thought he would become a graphic designer. Sure, he liked drawing, loved it even. He also enjoyed doodling—it put his mind at ease. But pursue this hobby as a career? He had never given it a thought, which is why he chose to pursue Bachelor in Information Management at National College of Computer Studies in Kathmandu.