The Week Bureau

The contributor for Republica.

Three amazing noodle recipes

Published On: April 10, 2020 11:16 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Really, who doesn’t love noodles? And although this dish can be found and is eaten all over the world, its taste and the overall dish itself varies region to region. Here, we bring you three of the most popular and tasty noodle recipes from different parts of the world. So, put on your chef hat and get cooking.

Alone together; Self-isolation in a joint family

Published On: April 10, 2020 11:08 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Self-isolation is rarely possible in a culture that demands families to stay together in the same household. When social distancing becomes the need of the hour, it’s hard to disentangle from all the regular norms we have formed over years as a joint family—norms that require regular interactions, eating at the same table and staying in the same room for hours on end. So here are a few precautionary measures you can follow to stay safe if you happen to live in a joint family.

Online book communities to check out

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:01 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Being a part of an online book community has many perks for both readers and writers. You can find new books, discuss a book or author you have read with other readers, and write, share and promote your own stories. Here we bring to you five of our absolute favorite online book communities.

Skills that can change your life

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:20 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you are looking for a new skill to master or simply just want to live a more comfortable life, we’ve got you covered. Here is a random list of skills that you can learn to make your life a bit better.

What do you miss the most about the outside world?

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:04 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Now that we’re a few weeks into the lockdown, turns out sitting at home and doing nothing all day isn’t what we wanted after all. No matter how loud, polluted or annoying the outside world is, after long periods of isolation, one does start to miss all that chaos. And this is exactly what’s happening to most of us who are stuck at home. This week, we asked people what they miss the most about the outside world. Here’s what they had to say.

Miniseries you’re missing out on

Published On: April 3, 2020 01:19 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We don’t talk enough about miniseries. Sure, long-running shows are interesting. There’s nothing quite like watching Jamie Lannister redeeming himself or Elliot Alderson slowly going insane. There are seasons worth of build-up and character arcs. We’ve been far too invested for far too long.

Boredom busters

Published On: April 3, 2020 12:50 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We all take photos but have you ever wondered why a professional photographer’s photos are always a bit better? It’s most probably because of their editing skills. By knowing how to edit a photo, one can truly bring out the best aspects of a certain shot and give it that extra dimension.

Cold remedies that work

Published On: April 3, 2020 12:44 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Although it isn’t used to treat cold as much as other spices like ginger and cinnamon, garlic also works wonders to fight off cold. You can actually use it as a supplement for ginger in any recipe–although it is a tad bit bitter and unpleasant than ginger.

How do you stay motivated while working from home?

Published On: April 3, 2020 08:38 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Now that the whole world has gone on lockdown and self-isolation mode, many of us have started working from home. But working from home, as comfortable and enticing as it sounds, isn’t always easy. There are so many things that can distract and demotivate you. Here, some people tell us how they keep themselves motivated and stay productive while working from home.

Our picks: The best of 21st century’s non-fiction

Published On: March 27, 2020 03:25 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Most stories are highly imaginative and thus able to conjure things that are beyond the natural world. And that, of course, is much more interesting than reading about world politics or economics. However, to brand non-fiction as bland would be wrong. In the recent years (some may argue since the beginning of literature itself), many works of non-fiction have been as powerful and creative as many fictional books out there, making readers realize that understanding world issues or people’s experiences is important too. Here are five of what we consider to be the best non-fiction books of the 21st century.

Weight loss mistakes

Published On: March 27, 2020 02:57 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Losing weight can be tricky especially since everyone you meet and the internet seem to have so many suggestions as to what you should and shouldn't do. However, when starting out there are a few things that most of us often get wrong which prevents us from shedding the extra kilos. Here we bring to you the top five mistakes that we all make when trying to drop a size or two.

Neckpieces and how to style them

Published On: March 20, 2020 11:25 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Necklaces started out as wide ornaments made from metals meant to protect your neck from direct harm. These days, they are primarily used as fashionable accents. And even though most people see neckpieces as a single style of jewelry, they have different categorizations and designs within themselves that are fit for particular occasions and meant to be worn a certain way. This week, we break down different styles, lengths and designs of necklaces and how you can style each one.

Things you’re doing wrong with your skincare routine

Published On: March 20, 2020 11:10 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Skincare is a tricky business. Even though we spend thousands of rupees buying expensive skincare products, that one friend of ours seems to have that smooth, glassy skin that we all desire, despite claiming that she only uses a cleanser and a moisturizer on a daily basis.

How to stop procrastinating

Published On: March 20, 2020 10:53 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It’s about time you acknowledge that your I-work-better-under-pressure is a defense mechanism for I-procrastinate-too-much. When we’re comfortable, tasks often feel like oppression. And we tend to put them off until the very last minute.

Pandemic perceptions

Published On: March 20, 2020 09:29 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The coronavirus pandemic has become the topic of possibly all conversations, be it at the dinner table, the office or elsewhere. The Covid-19 outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019 and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. Since then, there has been a lot of misinformation on it that has led to widespread panic and even racism. We asked a few people how they are dealing with it.

Make that hair color last

Published On: March 13, 2020 01:25 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Imagine this, you’ve finally found the hair color that suits your face, your taste; a color that you wouldn’t mind carrying all the time. You find a perfect parlor and get the new look you’ve wanted for a long time. Tune in two weeks later and you can see the beloved color fading away, settling into graying threads before turning into your natural shade. It’s your worst nightmare come true. Dyeing your hair isn’t just about finding the perfect color, it’s also about making it last. So, here are a few tips on how you can make your hair color last for the maximum possible time.

Internet hacks that are actually useful

Published On: March 13, 2020 01:19 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The internet is such a big part of our lives that it’s important to know how to use it to its full potential. Developers all over the world have come up with various tools that help make things easier than they already are—focusing on the smallest of details to make the world wide web user-friendly. However, most of us are still unaware of these internet “hacks” that can help us navigate through the internet’s shortcomings like excessive advertisements or false information. Here are a few internets hacks to make your internet surfing smooth and interesting.

First aid myths

Published On: March 13, 2020 01:09 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

While most of us have heard of ‘first aid’, the technicalities that lie behind it usually go overlooked. Much of our responses during injuries is learned from our parents or friends. And while some of those might work, many actually stem from hereditary superstitions. When you apply those remedies during emergencies, it might have unexpected consequences or worsen the situation rather than helping it. That being said, here are a few first aid myths you’ve heard growing up that you need to let go of.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Published On: March 13, 2020 12:03 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

March 13: Many of us complain about there not being enough fun things you can do in your free time in Kathmandu. But in the last few years, paying heed to that complain, a number of organizations have introduced different fun activities that you can participate in either as a one-time thing or as a hobby. Here are five fun activities you can be a part of in Kathmandu.

Crafting characters

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:22 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

When it comes to writing characters, it’s a painstaking learning process. After all, you’re creating a whole new person. Hopefully, someone memorable. Someone iconic.