Introducing thrift Shopping

March 29, 2019 10:40 am

Thanks to Macklemore’s 2012 hit ‘Thrift Shop’, in the global setting thrift shopping is now a part of the mainstream pop-culture. It emphasizes on the fact that it’s okay, even cool to buy clothes or things that are hand-me-downs from complete strangers. And so places all over Europe and also America have embraced thrift shops where people are more than willing to donate and buy clothes and other materials.

Playing with patterns and colors

March 29, 2019 10:31 am

Samir Maharjan grew up with art and colors. Having lived the early years of his life in Patan, Lalitpur, he was surrounded by art in all forms – the intricacies of the mandalas, the burst of colors of the painted masks, and the spiraling religious structures.

Painting a plea

March 29, 2019 10:07 am

At Ratnapark there is a splotched mural that has been painted over with brusque strokes of white paint and scribbled on forcefully. The smear is an obvious attempt at dismissing an artistic protest. On closer inspection of the mural, however, the bold letters peek out despite the white paint that blurs the two-word text. ‘Dead Sarkar’, it says (Dead Government).

Decorating your home in a sustainable, eco friendly approach is the need of the day. However, sustainable décor doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. It just means you decorate in a way that ensures a lighter footprint on the planet and a healthier home. Here are some simple ways in which you can give sustainable décor a shot. We guarantee it’s not that difficult.

Bringing Nepalipan in décor

March 29, 2019 09:55 am

A living space is a culmination of the tastes, ideas and preferences of all the people in that household. From the colors of the walls to how you choose to style your sofa cushions, it’s all about making a statement. However, most of us opt for something modern and western, perhaps things we have seen in films and media to style our abode. If we look at our own traditions and culture, the aesthetics are one of the finest in the world.

Appreciating Kathmandu

March 29, 2019 09:25 am

The city is dusty and the traffic maddening but Kathmandu is still beautiful. There’s a lot that this city has to offer that we often end up overlooking in our rush to get to work and finish our daily chores. But then you can always put the weekend to good use. We urge you to take some time out this Saturday-Sunday to explore the city you live in and see it in a new light. Here’s how:

Easy weight loss tips

March 29, 2019 09:08 am

All fitness experts we have consulted over time agree on one thing: To lose weight in a safe manner and to sustain that weight loss over time it’s essential to make gradual lifestyle changes than follow crash diets or go on a juice cleanse when you feel you have had too much to eat. Here are 10 great tips that will ensure you emerge healthier and fitter by the end of the year.

Not so smart

March 29, 2019 08:38 am

The road near my friend’s house has been dug up and left as it is for the last few months. Every time I ride my bike through that road, all I can think of is what a nightmare it is going to be during the monsoons and if anything at all is being done about it. I’m not alone in wondering if anything is actually being done for the capital at large in terms of managing roads and general maintenance of public property and spaces.

Secrets of Stylish Woman

March 29, 2019 08:27 am

When there are a zillion things that need to be done and just so many hours in a day, looking painlessly put-together and fashionable all the time can seem next to impossible. I often find myself wondering how some people I know are able to do it. But chic women aren’t superhuman – they are just well prepared. Or so I’m come to understand. Today, I’m here to share some style secrets that I’ve gleaned off some very stylish women I know.

The allure of Nepali books

March 29, 2019 08:14 am

Literature has always been part of Nepali culture. Nepali authors and poets are revered, awarded and hold a respectable position in the society. From Bal Krishna Sama to Parijat, Nepali writers have used literature as a medium to portray as well as critique the behavior of our society and the humanity in general. Works of writers, both past and present, can act as a window to the workings of the society as well. But with our school and college curriculum giving priority to English, it’s debatable whether or not the younger generation is reading as well as showing an interest in Nepali literature.