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Insta inspiration

March 22, 2019 10:36 AM

Who doesn’t love a good picture? And then there are photos that aren’t just visually stunning but the stories they portray and shed light on are equally important. Instagram, it seems, is a treasure trove of some great storytelling. Nepal, being a country with many stories and a few secrets, has many pages devoted to it.

Sampling the sea

March 15, 2019 11:30 AM

The Dockyard Restaurant is as much about its service as it is about the food and the ambience. With a special menu just for vegetarians and three different kinds of seating spaces, they are catering to the diverse needs of their customers as well.

Simple and easy egg recipes

March 15, 2019 11:15 AM

Guilty of whipping up an omelet every time you want to serve eggs? However, you can transform the simple, affordable egg into a flavorful, can’t-get-enough brunch, lunch or dinner.

Understanding anxiety

March 15, 2019 10:45 AM

Anxiety is a common issue in today’s world yet there’s a lot that we don’t know about it or struggle to understand. What’s important to know is that anxiety is often a normal and healthy emotion but when you are regularly anxious or your anxiety gets in the way of your day-to-day life it becomes a mental disorder that needs to be addressed.

Alternatives to skinny jeans

March 15, 2019 10:33 AM

Skinny jeans will probably never go out of fashion. But if you’re tired of wearing the same style of jeans every day, you are in luck because, in the past few months, a lot of different fit and styles of jeans have surfaced in the fashion scene that could be a great alternative to skinny jeans. Here are our top picks from the lot.

The art of dressing

March 15, 2019 10:24 AM

We all want to look good and style ourselves better but finding (and refining) personal style can be a struggle. The impact of personal style goes beyond making a good impression. Being stylish is also about having confidence in yourself and feeling good in what you wear. Though fashion bloggers and stylists make it look so simple, it can be tricky to know how to put together a perfect ensemble. However, we have taken notes from a few of our favorite style geniuses and made some inferences ourselves.

Celebrating Her

March 8, 2019 13:13 PM

A woman is told to come home before dark, and definitely before her husband is home. They are often told to speak softly, and to put family obligations before work at all cost. It has never been easy to break out of those gender norms but women have never stopped trying. Today (March 8) is International Women’s Day and we take this opportunity to celebrate women’s unrelenting spirit. This special issue of The Week brings you some of the most inspiring stories of women around us.

Busting pregnancy care myths

March 8, 2019 12:27 PM

The importance of pregnancy care cannot be stressed enough. There are so many books and articles already written about it that the information available is often contradictory. Also, there are many people who depend on traditional practices and act against the advices of professionals. Dr Rangina Laikangbam (Shah), an obstetrician and laparoscopic gynecologist at Alka Hospital in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, says it’s quite alarming how people don’t know even the basics of pregnancy care.

The men behind the women

March 8, 2019 10:12 AM

Conventionally, behind every successful man there is a woman. But when women are breaking gender norms and barriers like never before, mustn’t we pause to consider that the opposite could very well be true too? That there are in fact some good men who have rallied for (their) women by supporting them whenever and however possible? Here, five famous figures talk about the men without whom they wouldn’t be where they are.

A gradual pursuit

March 8, 2019 10:04 AM

Shradha Ghale is a familiar name in the world of English-language journalism in Nepal. Her writings have focused on unequal power relations in Nepali society and the experiences of marginalized groups across the country. This year she came out with her debut novel “The Wayward Daughter: A Kathmandu Story,” published by Speaking Tiger, Delhi, and the book has caused quite a stir among Nepali readers in and outside Nepal.

Don’t let your gender define you

March 8, 2019 09:58 AM

Women being discriminated at the workplace are common narratives, ones that we get to hear quite often. Demoralizing as the circumstances might be, they don’t, necessarily, hinder progress and achievement, say some very influential and powerful women The Week spoke to. Here’s what they had to say. Read on to be inspired.

Fashionable women through history

March 8, 2019 09:56 AM

The world can never let a woman’s clothing be just that – clothing. This is true especially for the women who have been in the limelight. From Queens and princesses to actors and athletes, anyone who has been in the public eye has always been either praised or criticized for the way they dress.

All you need is a little inspiration

March 8, 2019 09:43 AM

Nepali fashion Instagrammers we think you should follow

Safe travels

March 8, 2019 09:38 AM

As a woman, you have to be extra careful about your health and hygiene when you are traveling. Eating properly cooked food and staying hydrated should be your number one priority especially if you are on a trek or will be walking a lot.

Breaking barriers

March 8, 2019 09:12 AM

KATHMANDU, March 8: The world has seen many advancements and that is also true where women empowerment and equality is concerned but there are a lot of things that still hold women back. These five women have paved the way for others like them to dream big.

Navigating the world of personal finance management

March 1, 2019 12:30 PM

Don’t we all wish for a magic formula or simple trick that allowed us to never have to worry about money or have to manage our finances again? But wish as we might, we also know that isn’t going to happen. However, there are some simple things you can do to manage your money. Here are five basic ways in which you can tackle your personal finances and get it on the right track.

Good food habits for good health

March 1, 2019 10:53 AM

If you have pledged to get fitter and develop healthy habits this year, you are not alone. Adopting healthy eating habits is perhaps one of the most common new year resolutions but two months into the new year you might be realizing that it’s not as easy as you thought it would be. The thing is that most of us get too ambitious and take on too much too soon. Don’t lose heart though. Here are five things you can do to ensure you inculcate some good food habits in your life this year.

Promoting a culture of reading and writing

March 1, 2019 09:48 AM

“Even though Kirtipur municipality is home to the biggest university of our nation, from what we’ve seen so far, the reading culture here is very underdeveloped,” says Shankar Bhandari, an English teacher at Creative Academy. He further adds that currently, he believes, liquor stores, bars and nightclubs are places that more popular than bookstores and libraries in the municipality.

Through a different lens

March 1, 2019 08:55 AM

In an attempt to promote tourism and provide a platform for creative expression Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has been organizing Photo Nepal, a monthly photo exhibition for the last four years. Over the years, they have organized competitions and exhibits to reflect the natural and cultural essence of Nepal.

Women of substance

February 22, 2019 11:00 AM

When talking about revolutionary artists or avant-gardes, names like Van Gogh or Picasso are the first ones to come to mind. But there are also equally talented women in the field of art – many of them popular and well respected in the art circle but still relatively unknown to us ‘art’ novices. According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 51 percent of visual artists today are women. But when it comes to exhibitions and gallery representation, the numbers tell a less optimistic story. And even though women in history have made an equally impressive mark in art, they are still misrepresented. Here are five women who were able to make unspoken but equally powerful history in the field of art.