Learning a language

January 11, 2019 11:49 am

Learning a new language is no small feat. You will probably have to practice for months before you can even string together words to make a proper sentence. But let that not frustrate you and deter you from learning a new dialect.

Making time for yourself

January 11, 2019 11:43 am

If you find yourself tired and irritated at the end of the day, stressed out by school, college or work, it can get difficult to find a motivation to get up and do it all over the next day. In between all the hassle, you need some time, a few hours, to yourself when you can catch a breath and feel in control.

A touch of class

January 11, 2019 11:35 am

Gold ornaments aren’t the only jewelry we know of these days. Everything from silver to brass and various other materials like felt and wood is used to make accessories these days. And what’s more, people seem to be favoring these jewelry items over conventional (not to mention pricey) gold rings and necklaces. The Week caught up with four different contemporary jewelry brands to bring to you their stories.

A taste of the best

January 11, 2019 11:33 am

The choices to eat out are aplenty in Kathmandu with a restaurant or café at almost every corner of the street. But fine dining isn’t an option at a lot of these places. Chimes Restaurant at Sanepa, Lalitpur, caters to this need as well which is what makes it slightly different from all the various eateries out there.

Food, family, and four decades

January 11, 2019 11:29 am

Biku Maya Bajracharya is 71 years old and one happy soul. From the year 1976 she has sold woh (Nepali pancakes) in a small corner tucked away in an alley behind the Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur. Amidst the splatter of Bhaktapur’s splendid colors, it sits unassuming and silent. People who have heard of her, make it a point to come to her for wohs once every week.

Armed with a camera

January 11, 2019 11:19 am

Sabrina Dongol, 25, quit her job as an IT professional and started working as a freelance photographer. Photography, she says, came spontaneously. It was almost like second nature. But what started out as a mere hobby soon turned into a full-fledged career. Today, she takes on commissioned photography assignments as well as films documentaries.

Attires from around the world

January 11, 2019 11:03 am

Even today there are thousands of tribes across the world that live among themselves away from the rest of us. They fish, farm, make small governments to govern their populations and still live the indigenous life. Living the life that predates them by centuries, they have also retained their tribal clothing. Varying in geographies, climates and cultural standards, their attires reflect their essence as a community and the lifestyle they abide by even after hundreds of years. Modern clothing is now deriving inspiration from the colorful beads and the hand-woven fabrics these tribes have worn all these years. Because they are original and durable their usage in today’s clothing shouldn’t be a huge surprise.

Good Reads

January 11, 2019 09:56 am

Becoming, Prisoners of Geography and Oneness With All Life

World’s coolest jobs

January 11, 2019 09:52 am

There are thousands of memes about Monday being the worst day of the week (for us Nepalis, it’s Sunday), because the weekend is over and most of us have to go to work, back to our not-so-satisfying, boring jobs. But what if on Monday you were scheduled to watch a movie, eat at a restaurant, or maybe just sleep?

Overcoming obstacles

January 11, 2019 09:47 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: 16-year-old Sushmita Limbu aspires to be a professional thangka painter. She lives in Bungamati and is one of the 60 children residing at the Disabled Services Association Nepal (DSA). Sushmita was born without the ability to speak or hear and was raised by her father until five years of age, with her mother having eloped when Sushmita was still an infant. Her father made do by sifting sand from the riverbeds, often with her cradled on his back. Daya Ram Maharjan, the founder of Disabled Services Association, heard of their predicament and offered to take Sushmita in.