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I write to breathe, I write to live

Published On: February 3, 2017 11:10 PM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

I was six when I first read ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.’ It was the only book that I had then and I was mesmerized. I would wake up at the crack of dawn; the air heavy with sleep and dreams, and I would slowly crawl away from my mother’s sleepy embrace to stare at the words in my book.

Last minute DIY gift ideas

Published On: December 30, 2016 12:49 AM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

Still don’t have a gift for your cherished one? Instead of just reaching into your wallet to buy a hurried gift, why don’t you try something new today? Reya Shreya Rai guides you through some super cute DIY ideas so that you can ‘make’ something for your loved ones.

I am in love with music!

Published On: December 16, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

I have fallen in love with a number of songs over the years. I don’t subscribe to a particular genre and I don’t have a collection of artists whom I worship. When I listen to music, I fall in love with the words of the song. I love their beautiful craft; some dipped in the sweetness of love, some tainted with longings of melancholy and others pregnant with poisonous promises and desires.

Keeping it Classy

Published On: November 4, 2016 11:17 AM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

At times when we can’t stop fretting over the trending styles or trying our best to look different, it’s refreshing to find someone who actually preaches to keep it simple and comfortable.

A day in Boudha

Published On: October 21, 2016 07:30 AM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

The UNESCO World Heritage Center marks Boudha Stupa as the largest Stupa in the world. Even as Boudha Stupa slowly recovers post the earthquake, the surroundings ensure that it’s still a great destination for a peaceful and enjoyable day.

A breath of fresh air

Published On: August 5, 2016 10:30 AM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

Namje came into light after being listed in the top 12 best undiscovered places in the world by CNN. With no roads that take you directly to the village, you need to walk along a series of footpaths with the view of the Mount Makalu for company.

Books for her

Published On: July 22, 2016 01:40 AM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

What better gift can you give your significant other than words that have influenced your thoughts and inspired you in some way or the other? Love is best felt when you share your inspirations. Reya Shreya Rai talked to some reading enthusiasts to find out which books they would gift to their special ones. Read on for their varied reasons and logic.

Work it out

Published On: June 16, 2016 08:53 PM NPT By: REYA SHREYA RAI

If staying active and eating healthy were easy, everyone would be doing just that. The Week caught up with Doma Bajracharya, a fitness expert, to talk about the do’s and don’ts for a healthy fitness regime.