The Week Bureau

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If you were immortal for a day

Published On: September 13, 2019 10:26 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

There are a great many things we all want to do but they aren’t always safe and there’s no guarantee you will come out unscathed. If you were immortal for a day, would you do the things that fear has always stopped you from doing? The Week asked a few people about the things they would do if they were granted immortality for just one day.

Good Reads

Published On: September 6, 2019 02:44 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The Unknown Kimi Raikkoenen, Race Course Road and S D Burma: The Prince-Musician

Beautiful films

Published On: September 6, 2019 02:39 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The beauty of films is not only in the plot or the characters but also in its visual storytelling i.e. the cinematography, shadows, colors, etc. For many of us occasional movie buffs, the cinematography and colors are there to add to the overall progression of the film, but for film-devotees, the visuals can be reason enough for them to truly fall in love with a film.

Small kitchen ideas

Published On: September 6, 2019 10:05 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

A small kitchen needn’t be a space where you go just to make your morning cup of tea or whip up a quick breakfast before moving on to the balcony. With the right décor and setting, it can be a space where you actually enjoy sitting down with a fragrant cup of tea or have some breakfast before you need to rush for the day. It doesn’t matter how small the space is, here we run you through how you can make your tiny cooking area feel spacious and cozy at the same time.

Quirky gift ideas

Published On: September 6, 2019 09:25 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We all love gifts. And it’s all the more fascinating when we unwrap a present and it turns out to be something quirky and unique, instead of the regular stuff. But gift-giving can be tricky especially when you want to give someone something they don’t have or wouldn’t necessarily buy or know about themselves. Here are some pretty cool gift ideas you can use the next time you have to pick a present.

Exercises to strengthen your core

Published On: September 6, 2019 09:05 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Your core is the center of all your bodily movements. Having a strong core has a lot of benefits including better posture and balance. It can also reduce back pain and all of your movements will be more efficient – meaning your body will have to exert minimal energy for even intensive movements. And the good thing is that you don’t always have to visit a gym and train under an instructor to strengthen your core muscles. Here The Week brings you three easy exercises you can do at home that will help strengthen your core muscles.

Dealing with period cramps

Published On: September 6, 2019 08:25 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Periods are a nightmare even without the cramps. While some are fortunate enough to not experience cramps, most women have a hard time because of it. Here Dr Prativa Basnet, senior gynecologist at Maya Mahila Clinic, gives some helpful advice on how you can alleviate period cramps.

Styling tips for men

Published On: August 30, 2019 11:50 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It might seem like men don’t have as many options as women when it comes to dressing up and styling themselves but that doesn’t you can’t experiment with your looks and come up with your own signature styles. You might not be ready to go the Ranveer Singh way but we encourage you to step a little out of your comfort zone and pay more attention to what you are wearing and how it makes you feel. Here are some ways to get started.

Dealing with stress

Published On: August 30, 2019 11:47 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Dressing according to the occasion

Published On: August 30, 2019 11:35 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Snack time delights

Published On: August 23, 2019 10:47 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Snacks, or “khaja” as it’s generally called in Nepal, are important for Nepalis. We converse over “khaja” and it usually tides us over till dinnertime. Cookies and noodles might be the staple snacks these days but we recommend you substitute these with some traditional Nepali snacks that are filling and delicious. The good thing is, though their origins differ, they can be found locally almost anywhere today.

Inspired living

Published On: August 23, 2019 10:29 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Home décor doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. Simple tweaks, changes, and additions can work wonders in keeping things interesting. However, when you are out of ideas it can be difficult to update your space and give it a fresh appeal. So we searched the internet for some inspiration to help you explore new styles and spruce up your space.

For the love of writing

Published On: August 23, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Tara, who uses the alias Silent River, published her first book – a collection of poems – titled The Silent River this February. Tara – who prefers going by just her first name as she doesn’t want her surname to define her identity – has loved writing since she was in school and has always dreamt of becoming an author. Before her book was published, she believed publishing a book was an impossible feat that only a few people could achieve. Here she talks about why she writes and how publishing a book has changed her.

Cultural faux pas And how to avoid them

Published On: August 16, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

One of the best things about traveling is stepping out of your comfort zone and allowing yourself to be exposed to a whole new world of customs and cultures. But this can lead to some unexpected problems. Things that we may consider harmless at home can sometimes land you in trouble in another country.

World’s most beautiful lakes

Published On: August 16, 2019 08:26 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Lakes are perhaps one of the most beautiful water bodies in nature. Lakes have inspired hundreds of landscape artists, poets, and writers alike, thanks to the calming and soothing effect they have on people. Part of what makes lakes so attractive for adventure seekers is also its surroundings – lakes generally have a variety of plants, trees, and animals around it

Stretch for better health

Published On: August 16, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Stretching opens up your range of motion and increases flexibility while not stretching drastically reduces mobility in the joints and muscles, which increases your risk for injury. Recent studies show that slow or static stretching – whether or not you exercise afterward – has a number of benefits, especially for older people.

Weekend fun

Published On: August 16, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Weekends are for relaxing and lounging around the house in your pajamas. But every once in a while, it’s good to change things up and say, go for a hike or meet friends for brunch. As much as sitting at home and being with yourself is an important aspect of self-care, connecting with people and doing new things are also equally important.

The charm of co-working spaces

Published On: August 16, 2019 07:46 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

With more and more people working for themselves and starting their own projects and businesses, co-working spaces have become increasingly popular. According to the website, there are more than 10 co-working spaces in Kathmandu. So, what is it that attracts people, especially young entrepreneurs, to these co-working spaces?

Zero waste beauty tips

Published On: August 16, 2019 07:43 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We buy more products than we have use for. To be fair, we need them but it’s impossible not to focus on how much we are wasting on plastic tubes and other non-degradable packaging. As we’re trying to minimize our carbon footprint and the negative effects of consumerism, it becomes increasingly important to reevaluate our lifestyle habits.

Musical genes

Published On: August 9, 2019 11:29 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You may know Dharmendra Sewan from his hit track “Herda Ramro Machhapuchhre”. Born in Pokhara, Sewan was surrounded by music while growing up. His father Buddhi Pariyar is an acclaimed music composer and songwriter who is behind classics like  “Resham Firiri”, “Herda Ramro Machhapuchhre”, “Taal Pari Basau Chhel Pari” and many more.