Many buildings that once used to be durbars and palaces around Kathmandu are being renovated and utilized for different purposes these days. While a majority of them house government offices, Baber Mahal Revisited is an oddity that is being operated as a commercial complex with a bunch of stores and restaurants within its premises. Everything Nepali, a concept store that was launched early this year by Deeptangshu Thapa and Prasanna Basnet, is one of the many stores within the vibrant space.
As kids, we all wanted to grow up and become “adults”. And then we did. We never really realized it till we were doing things that we had always seen the “adults” in our lives do. But we have all had a particular moment in our lives when we felt like we have grown up and become an “adult” like we always wanted to. The Week asked some people to recall when they first felt like an adult.
Have you ever felt a certain unpleasant smell was coming from your bathroom even when it looks clean? Or did you recently just notice a stain that wasn’t there before on your bathroom tiles? Bathrooms tend to be a little tricky when it comes to cleanliness and smell in comparison to the other rooms. But this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to keep it looking fresh and smelling good. Here are some tips and tricks you could use to keep your bathroom in good condition.
Life might sometimes seem like an endless loop of eat, work, sleep, and repeat but that in no way means it has to feel boring and uninspiring. Often times, we look for ways to keep ourselves cheerful and feeling motivated but it’s not always possible or wallet friendly to go shopping or on a vacation every time you feel low. Instead, what you could do is infuse a little cheer into your everyday lives. Here are eight ways to live the good life.
Travel and photography have become almost synonymous in today’s world. Taking pictures to document your travels has become a norm, so much so that cameras have become a travel essential just like your passport and ticket. As each place we visit has its own culture, cuisine, and traditions, you need to be able to capture the uniqueness of the particular place that you are visiting.
Your home is an extension of your personality and how you choose to set it up and decorate it can tell a lot about you as a person. However, we, as people, are always changing and evolving and it’s unfair that our décor stays the same, unless it’s time to move. Here are some ways you can give your home a facelift every now and then.
Nowadays, skincare has become a need rather than an indulgence. Be it protecting your skin from the UV rays of the sun or the toxins present in the air, if you live in a developing or industrial city/town, there is a lot you have to shield your skin from.
Many of us know that we have to recycle to protect the environment. Along with cutting down on plastics and other polluting wastes, recycling is a good way to conserve the environment even though experts agree that it can’t completely combat plastic pollution just by itself.
When you meet someone, what’s the first thing you notice?
First impressions can be tricky. Yes, it takes time to fully get to know someone but that first meeting is usually when you decide whether or not you want to even get that far. Noticing a person’s physical appearance might be the most common thing we do when we meet someone but there are other things that matter too. Here, we asked some people around town what they focus on when they meet someone for the first time.
As a walk-in art studio, House of Palettes has been encouraging more and more people to tune in to their artistic side since its inception. Currently, the studio has been focused on running workshops that will help people understand and create art better. The Charcoal Portrait Workshop is an ongoing three-day course, happening on Saturdays of November. The first and the second phase of the workshop took place on November 2 and November 9, and the final phase will be held on November 16.
You go out for dinner and spill curry on your pretty pastel colored dress. You gave your kid a new set of crayons and now your living room walls are covered in ‘art’. Or you forgot to put the cap back on your pen and there are ink stains in your bag. Stains are inevitable. However, the good thing is most stains can be removed with some basic kitchen ingredients and some elbow grease.
Potted plants and vases of flowers are important to add life to a house. Whether it is bringing in an indoor plant to your space or sprucing up the little path of land you have by planting a few herbs and flowers, there’s a lot greens can do to liven up your home and clean the air you breathe. However, winter can be harsh on the living beings.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Most of us are creatures of habit and because college and work can be pretty demanding, we also usually follow a set routine day in and day out for most part of the year. But sometimes you have to spice things up to keep life interesting.
Japan is possibly one of the most intriguing countries in the world. Be it its quirky and deeply unique culture or its great food, Japanophiles (a specific term for anyone who admires and likes Japan or Japanese ways) not only love the country for its food or anime but also for its amazing history of literature.
Believe it or not, we are surrounded by an alarming amount of toxins on a daily basis. Think the glass cleaner you use to clean your windows and the liquid detergent on the sink are safe? There are a lot of synthetic chemicals in those pretty purple air fresheners as well as the lovely scented candles you bought last week, not to mention the washing powder you scoop into the machine every other day.
Admit it, the Delhi smog has had you thinking about the safety of the air we breathe. After all, isn’t Kathmandu just as bad, if not worse? We wake up to our furniture coated in dust (didn’t we wipe that table down just the day before?) and find ourselves covered in grime by the time we get back home. But apparently the quality of air in Kathmandu isn’t as bad as it is in the capital city of India. That, however, is no reason to celebrate.