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.

Internet hacks that are actually useful

Published On: March 13, 2020 01:19 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The internet is such a big part of our lives that it’s important to know how to use it to its full potential. Developers all over the world have come up with various tools that help make things easier than they already are—focusing on the smallest of details to make the world wide web user-friendly. However, most of us are still unaware of these internet “hacks” that can help us navigate through the internet’s shortcomings like excessive advertisements or false information. Here are a few internets hacks to make your internet surfing smooth and interesting.

First aid myths

Published On: March 13, 2020 01:09 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

While most of us have heard of ‘first aid’, the technicalities that lie behind it usually go overlooked. Much of our responses during injuries is learned from our parents or friends. And while some of those might work, many actually stem from hereditary superstitions. When you apply those remedies during emergencies, it might have unexpected consequences or worsen the situation rather than helping it. That being said, here are a few first aid myths you’ve heard growing up that you need to let go of.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Published On: March 13, 2020 12:03 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

March 13: Many of us complain about there not being enough fun things you can do in your free time in Kathmandu. But in the last few years, paying heed to that complain, a number of organizations have introduced different fun activities that you can participate in either as a one-time thing or as a hobby. Here are five fun activities you can be a part of in Kathmandu.

Documenting his travels more than just a hobby

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:32 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

March 13: Dikpal Thapa fell in love with cameras when he saw one for the first time in his father’s hands during a trip to the zoo. It was a typical film camera that was popular at the time. When he found out that all the pictures he’d seen in photo albums were taken by that small device in his father’s hand, he decided at once to learn how to use it.

As witty as can be

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:26 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

Now that Bong Joon Ho with his “Parasite” win has finally displaced the Hollywood dynamics, there is another foreign director who deserves audiences’ attention and appreciation and that is Yorgos Lanthimos. This Greek director is truly a master in storytelling as well as making films that are eerie yet fascinating at the same time. I happened to watch Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” by accident on HBO and its absurdist, black comedy, absolutely weird premise mesmerized me and since then I’ve been passionately following Lanthimos’ works.

Crafting characters

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:22 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

When it comes to writing characters, it’s a painstaking learning process. After all, you’re creating a whole new person. Hopefully, someone memorable. Someone iconic.