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.

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Published On: March 13, 2020 11:17 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

March 13: When I first visited Isha Thapa’s house as a young girl of 14, her brother, Anish Jung Thapa, had a separate office space where he liked to work. Every time we had to enter the space, we used to tiptoe around the many wires coming out of multiplugs, afraid to touch the giant speakers. Instead, we crowded around a desktop computer at the corner to complete our project works from school.

Making trendy and affordable jewelry

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:04 AM NPT By: URZA ACHARYA

March 13: Anyone who likes to make an effort with their outfits knows just how powerful jewelry can be. Be it rocking an elaborate earring for a wedding or opting for simple hoops for a casual night out, jewelry is there to make a statement—both powerful and subtle. And so, jewelry is something that’s quite essential you could say. Teenagers, however, seem to prefer simple, classic designs that can spruce up an outfit with minimal effort, and they tend to gravitate towards items like earrings, bracelets, and scrunchies.

Décor dictionary

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

As easy as it is to picture your dream house, building it will demand quite an investment. Whether it’s pouring extravagant efforts into meticulous details or something as simple as picking the correct color scheme, home décor is bound to leave you tired and still not fully satisfied. So, you will need all the help you can get. And, let’s be honest, the internet will often give you grand ideas with little to no practicality. So, keeping that in mind, The Week is here to give you a few practical tips on ways you can improve your interior décor game, especially if your home is located inside the valley.

Blame it on the corona

Published On: March 13, 2020 10:53 AM NPT By: Guffadi

Our incompetent government is going to have an easy year as our netas, civil servants and contractors can blame the coronavirus for the country not moving forward. Every year, our contractors get busy during the monsoon. This year will be the same but if our contractors fail to finish their work on time, they can blame China and the coronavirus. They can just tell us that their equipment is stuck in China and just share the contract money with our civil servants as usual.

What has influenced you the most in life?

Published On: March 13, 2020 10:49 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The environment children grow up in and the things that surround them during their childhood shape their lives to a great extent. But out of all the things that move and inspire us, everyone has that one moment, book, person, movie, quote or experience that stays with them forever. It is what we turn to when things look bleak or what motivates us to keep going when we think we can’t. Here, some people share their secrets.