There are times when we get to hear (often from elders in our families) that what we are wearing was once a major fashion trend during their times. Our clothes have been shaped and influenced by history and though they might have been modified to suit the taste of today’s youths, they still hold the same appeal as they did when they were first in fashion. From crop tops to jumpsuits, these timeless pieces are must-haves in every girl’s wardrobe.
September 13, 2019 10:53 AM NPT
By: URZA ACHARYA
Samde Sherpa vividly remembers walking along the Annapurna Circuit as a 15-year-old. And ironically, he didn’t like it very much. The year was 2004 and he was accompanying his uncle who was acting as a trekking guide to a French team. “It was too much walking for me back then,” he recalls. However, after he returned home from the trip, he felt this sense of peace and calm like never before. And so, he decided he would go back to the hills and mountains as an adult.
There are a great many things we all want to do but they aren’t always safe and there’s no guarantee you will come out unscathed. If you were immortal for a day, would you do the things that fear has always stopped you from doing? The Week asked a few people about the things they would do if they were granted immortality for just one day.
September 13, 2019 10:09 AM NPT
By: Isha Bista
Anyone who drives a car or rides a bike knows the frustrations of the road. Never mind the perpetual traffic jams and the chaos that ensues, it’s the general sense of indiscipline and lack of respect for one another that makes being out there on the road such a strenuous affair.
September 13, 2019 10:02 AM NPT
By: URZA ACHARYA
At the central jail in Sundhara, Kathmandu, there are around 2,750 prisoners. Out of them, 150 work at the textile factory located within the premises. The ‘Kendriya Karagar Karkhana’ (Central Jail Factory) is where they work from 10 in the morning to four in the afternoon for a meager daily stipend. This is from where most fabric items like bed sheets, towels, tablecloths, handkerchiefs and the likes are supplied to various government institutions, hospitals, and the Nepal Airlines Corporation.
Shuvam Shrestha loves potatoes and he has even written a song about it. “Millions of veggies in this world but darling you’ll always be my potato,” he croons in his song “Potato”. A 23-year-old UI/UX designer Shuvam loves music but the music he makes is unlike anything you have heard till now. Quirky lyrics, atypical subject themes and layering his songs in a blend of sounds, Shuvam’s music dabbles in many genres, is often humorous, introspective, and always charming.
The beauty of films is not only in the plot or the characters but also in its visual storytelling i.e. the cinematography, shadows, colors, etc. For many of us occasional movie buffs, the cinematography and colors are there to add to the overall progression of the film, but for film-devotees, the visuals can be reason enough for them to truly fall in love with a film.
September 6, 2019 02:25 PM NPT
By: URZA ACHARYA
All of us come across various poems and satires of all kinds – on life, love, and heartbreaks – written at the back of jeeps and trucks on a fairly regular basis. Most of the times, they make us laugh for a minute or two and keep our commute interesting, and then we forget all about it. The most we might do is share a few lines we remember with friends. However, Abhushan Gautam sees these lines as pieces of literature that need to be documented lest they be forgotten as just random ramblings.
Jerome Imstepf and Anne Chassaing are the couple behind the recently launched business venture Of Silk and Salt. The couple had visited Nepal for the first time in 2006 while they were working on a project conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and in May last year (2018) they decided to launch three businesses – a multi cuisine restaurant, a garment and lifestyle shop, and a guest house – all under the branding Of Silk and Salt.