Amélie is a 2001 film that the world knows of as that one “French film” everyone has probably watched at some point in his/her life. Its main characteristic is that it’s so undeniably French (for better or for worse). It was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the film stars the beautiful Audrey Tautou as Amelie, a kind hearted but a lonely woman living in the late 90s Paris, trying to sort through her life as well as of those around her.
We all want to improve our diet and eat healthy and but it can be a little overwhelming, given the fact that there’s just so much information out there. Most people also think eating healthy means a complete lifestyle overhaul and that can seem daunting. If you are confused and don’t know how to go about it, we suggest you start by incorporating some nutrient-rich foods into your diet.
Throughout history women have fought and criticized oppression and discrimination via literature showing that they too can be as powerful and as creative as anyone else in the world. Here we bring to you a list of five books with iconic female leads that are worth a read (and perhaps a reread).
The concept of Pangra Express is very simple. The eatery operates from a standard airstream trailer. There are a few tables near this trailer where you can sit down and enjoy your food. The cooking and preparation process of the food all happens inside this shiny silver trailer and waiters bring the items you’ve ordered relatively quickly to your table.
The use of Dhaka in clothes – be it kurtis, saris, or even gowns – has become really popular in the recent times. With a lot of people finally waking up to see and appreciate the beauty of these handmade fabrics, Dhaka has become a staple when it comes to Nepali fashion, be it traditional or modern wear.
It’s that time of the year again when we start to fret about the condition of our roads. To be honest, we do that all year round anyway but with the monsoon almost upon us a sense of despair takes over. Where roads exist, even the slightest downpour turns everything into a dirt-filled lake and where roads don’t exist, it’s all just muddy slush and dangerous conditions.
In the book The Stranger by Albert Camus, the protagonist, a man named Meursault, is sentenced to death essentially for being not sad enough about his mother dying. He is considered a stranger in the society because he did not behave in the way people assume one should whenever they face a personal tragedy. The story was a medium through which Camus wanted to show that if you don’t maintain a certain façade, to meet the societal standards of what is deemed right and wrong, or in his own word “when one doesn’t play the game”, you are considered a dangerous alien capable of bringing ruin to the community, and society at large.
Superstitions make us do weird things. We stop abruptly on our paths if a cat crosses the road in front of us, we hesitate to walk underneath a ladder and take great pains to go around it, and we knock heads again if we accidently bump our head with someone. That’s not all. It seems each and every one of us has our own set of superstitions, or beliefs as we would like to call them. It might have no logic behind it but, in its own way, it makes you feel good and gives you strength and that’s what’s important.
Mandala is a spiritual symbol special to Hinduism and Buddhism. Mandala literally means “circle” in Sanskrit and it is seen in religious texts and architecture in most regions of Asia. Nowadays, mandalas and thangkas have become a well-known art form here in Nepal as well as all over the world, thanks to their intricate details and colors. Sukriti Bhatta, an aspiring artist who specializes in mandala making, confesses that she is fascinated by the art form and wants to pursue it as more than just a hobby.