Reading rationale

Published On: March 20, 2020 11:17 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

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.

Things you’re doing wrong with your skincare routine

Published On: March 20, 2020 11:10 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Fusion of flavors

Published On: March 20, 2020 11:03 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

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.

How to stop procrastinating

Published On: March 20, 2020 10:53 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Healing through rock-balancing

Published On: March 20, 2020 10:18 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

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.

Daring to draw

Published On: March 20, 2020 10:06 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

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.

On our own again

Published On: March 20, 2020 09:45 AM NPT By: Guffadi

We had an earthquake and our government was nowhere to be found for a few days while we, the people, were helping each other out. We had a blockade and we were left to go searching for cooking gas and fuel in the black market while the government was, as usual, busy doing nothing. And now, with the coronavirus pandemic, our government is once again ill-prepared to tackle the spread of the virus and it seems like, as always, it does not have any plans to help us if we face the same crisis that other countries around the world have been fighting for a while now.

Pandemic perceptions

Published On: March 20, 2020 09:29 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The coronavirus pandemic has become the topic of possibly all conversations, be it at the dinner table, the office or elsewhere. The Covid-19 outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019 and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. Since then, there has been a lot of misinformation on it that has led to widespread panic and even racism. We asked a few people how they are dealing with it.

How safe is your data?

Published On: March 20, 2020 09:18 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Sandipa Tamang, interior designer based in Lalitpur, has been trying to limit her internet use as much as possible. Apparently, there was an incident that has made her a bit skeptical about privacy issues online. “I was talking to my friend about something and when I opened the internet later, a webpage showed me suggestions regarding that thing which left me a bit a paranoid,” she says. She says though this could be a coincidence, it has her thinking twice before entering any personal data on the world wide web.

Make that hair color last

Published On: March 13, 2020 01:25 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Imagine this, you’ve finally found the hair color that suits your face, your taste; a color that you wouldn’t mind carrying all the time. You find a perfect parlor and get the new look you’ve wanted for a long time. Tune in two weeks later and you can see the beloved color fading away, settling into graying threads before turning into your natural shade. It’s your worst nightmare come true. Dyeing your hair isn’t just about finding the perfect color, it’s also about making it last. So, here are a few tips on how you can make your hair color last for the maximum possible time.