Dealing with dengue

Published On: September 20, 2019 10:36 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Over the past few weeks, the rise in the number of dengue patients has been alarming to say the least. According to Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, over 5000 people across the country have tested positive for dengue till date. In Kathmandu, over half of the people visiting the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital are found to be suffering from dengue. What makes matters worse is that the incessant rainfall the capital is witnessing at the moment is believed to bring about a further surge in dengue causing mosquitoes.

Agonies of adulthood

Published On: September 20, 2019 10:09 AM NPT By: Aditi Sharma

We all want to grow up and then we do. It’s not a really great feeling, is it, if you think about it? Suddenly everything that was once taken care of for you, you have to do by yourself. It sometimes feels like you are all you have. Growing up and ‘becoming an adult’ can be so disturbing, though we often don’t realize it till there’s nothing we can do about it.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Published On: September 20, 2019 09:35 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Life would be boring if we didn’t do the stuff we know we shouldn’t and just focused on what’s important. There are some things we love doing even though eventually, we end up feeling bad about it. Case in point could be Saturday mornings when we sleep till one because of a hangover or indulging in a thick slab of chocolate cake and then one more. But guilty pleasures are necessary.

Preaching and practising

Published On: September 20, 2019 09:18 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

It has been more than a decade that PsyD. Brinda Thapa has been working as a mental health professional but she confesses that she too has to make it point to keep her own mental health in check. Having to listen to so many people and counselling them regarding their problems every day can be a little taxing for her mental wellbeing.

Affordable and appetizing

Published On: September 13, 2019 12:23 PM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

You would think a restaurant located in the heart of the city would be noisy because of all the disturbances from the road. But Ghaney restaurant located at Maharajgunj in Kathmandu is an oasis of calm. Although Maharajgunj is one of the busiest parts of Kathmandu, somehow that doesn’t seem to have any effect on this restaurant. What’s more, the interior and décor of the place further emphasize the peaceful and tranquil vibe making Ghaney an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.

Dealing with indigestion

Published On: September 13, 2019 12:04 PM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Everyone experiences indigestion every now and then. But suffering from an upset stomach frequently can actually have something to do with bigger and more dangerous diseases.

Acoustic guitar riffs to learn

Published On: September 13, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Acoustic guitars are one of the most popular instruments in the world. Anyone with a knack for music knows that acoustic guitars are the most basic yet one of the most important pieces of medium there is. Be it in front of a thousand people at a concert or with your friends at a campfire, acoustic guitars have a charm of their own.

One-stop solution for eating out

Published On: September 13, 2019 11:54 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

The food business sector isn’t just limited to restaurant and cafes these days. There are a number of brands and companies that don’t actually prepare food themselves but are slowly establishing themselves as a huge part of the food industry. However, Twinkle Goyal doesn’t think there’s a comprehensive platform in Nepal that covers most – if not all – aspects of the food industry. And this is exactly why she, alongside her co-founder Nikita Chitlangia, launched FoodPal, a restaurant discovery platform that also has event listings and blog posts related to food. This is where you can expect to find answers to all your food related queries.

Getting back to the wilderness

Published On: September 13, 2019 11:49 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

The life of a wildlife photographer is one with many challenges. One has to wake up early, wait for hours on end, and sometimes over days, to capture that one shot and learn about animal migration patterns and their behavior. However, looking at the photographs, one can safely say that the results are worth it.

Playing with words

Published On: September 13, 2019 11:44 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

Anand Vijay Gurung says he is a full time communication specialist and a part time writer but that hasn’t stopped him for pursing writing whenever he can. He recently published an anthology of poems titled ‘Dandelion Snow’ and his poetry has been published in many leading newspapers and magazines in Nepal. As a journalist, he has worked for various media houses in the past and that, Gurung says, fueled his love for reading and writing. Here, with The Week’s Situ Manandhar, he talks about the books he loves and his writing journey thus far.