Stress gets the best of all of us. The demands of daily life such as having to pay numerous bills, work-related issues, losing someone close, and relationship problems can take a toll on our wellbeing. Left untreated, stress can lead to heart diseases, affect our immune system and damage our emotional balance among other things. Here are a few tips on how you can deal with stress because no matter how bad you think your situation is there are steps you can take to tackle it positively.
Rishav Adhikari, better known as ‘Shutter Psycho’ lives to travel. Last year alone he spent 185 days on the road and this year too the numbers are nearing the same. A travel content creator based in Pokhara, Rishav travels all around Nepal for various photo video projects. He is also associated with the travel group ‘Ghumante’, a community of likeminded people who focus on traveling to less frequented places around Nepal to make videos and take photos to bring spotlight to these often ignored locations. To sum it up, he is living the proverbial dream.
21-year-old Bibek Khadka entered the world of modeling in 2016 after winning Next Models Nepal’s Model Hunt competition that year. Currently a BBA student at Ace College, Khadka has also recently started acting, with a few movies and plays under his belt. Here Khadka talks to The Week’s Anweiti Upadhyay about his style and clothing preferences.
Events in Nepal are incomplete without food, long speeches, and banners. Think huge flex prints and painted cloth banners. No event goes without declaring itself and banners serve that purpose. But the thing is, more often than not, the minute the event is over the banners are the first thing to go. Inevitably they end up being dumped as garbage. This was something Rushka Sthapit could not come to terms with.
Essentially a doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. You can find yourself doodling when talking to someone on the phone, while listening to a lecture in class, or during a boring presentation at work. Everyone almost always has some form of scribbles or random sketches on the last pages of their notebooks. However, doodle has grown to become more than just mindless scribbling. It has become a part of an art form that’s actively chosen as a medium by artists to showcase their talent and creativity.
Maha Bhoj, a new play that will be showcased at Mandala Theater in Anamnagar, Kathmandu, from Saturday, August 31, was written more than four decades ago by Indian author Mannu Bhandari. Anup Baral, director of the play, says that although the play is quite dated, its context and plot can still draw parallels with the political scene of Nepal and a lot of other South Asian nations in general.
If you pass by the backstreet where Sushi Hokkaido Nepal is located in Boudha, you can’t help but admire how beautiful the restaurant looks from the outside. Decorated with numerous plants, a cherry blossom tree, a purple velvet sofa, coffee tables and seating space made from tree stumps, and messily (but prettily) hung sheer white curtains, the foyer in front of the main restaurant sets a pleasant tone even before you enter the eatery.
For me, a truly happy day is when I’ve taken a warm shower, put on a cute pair of socks, there’s soft jazz playing low on speakers and I’m curled up with a good book. This is when I tell myself that I’m glad to be alive. Sure, there are those moments in our life, like getting a job you always wanted or acing a test that you struggled with, which make us ecstatic but that subtle, long-lasting feel good always comes from appreciating the little things.
21-year-old Januka Shrestha confesses of being quite excited about the ‘dar’ that’s being organized at the institute she’s enrolled in for a diploma in fashion design. According to Shrestha, Teej is what she considers to be the ‘biggest festival for Nepali women’ and she feels the buzz leading up to the festival is an important aspect of it.
Way before he learnt to walk Rasik Regmi’s family tell him he would crawl towards animals. And in his household there were many. Rasik’s family loved animals. When he was growing up, they had cows, chickens and lots of dogs. Among them, Rasik particularly loved dogs. Before he finished high school, he had a dog farm of sorts of his own. He would pick up dogs from the streets and bring them home. In the last three decades, Rasik says he has had over a hundred of them.