The Week Bureau

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Weekend retreats around the valley

Published On: August 9, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Working six days a week in a city that never lets you a moment’s rest can be pretty tiring. So tiring in fact that often you are often overcome with a desire to get away from it all. Thank goodness there are weekends and thank goodness there are many places around the valley for you to escape to. Here’s a list of weekend getaway spots for you to fall in love with and find some much-needed respite.

Making your bedroom calm and peaceful

Published On: August 9, 2019 08:26 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you don’t have a definite spot for a certain activity in your room, you may end up in a mess. Sectioning areas isn’t just for large rooms, they are necessary for all rooms, even the smaller ones. Make a section for working or studying and do just that in that particular section. Never take your work to your sleeping section, you will be less efficient and a small nap can lead to a lot of trouble.

Train your brain

Published On: August 9, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Just like the rest of your body, your brain too needs regular “exercise” in order to function at its best. And it’s important to start now to prevent your cognitive skills from declining as you age. We bring to you some scientifically proven ways in which you can enhance your brain power.

Simple snack ideas

Published On: August 9, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It’s a good idea to keep some food in your bag for those times when hunger pangs strike and you need something to munch on pronto. But don’t toss in chocolates and biscuits. There are really simple alternatives that can make snacking a lot healthier than it usually is. Here are some of our favorite snacks.

Tips to drink more water

Published On: August 9, 2019 08:04 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You know it’s essential to stay hydrated but you also often forget to drink water and only reach for a glass when you are absolutely parched. Here are some super easy strategies that can get you drinking more water.

Into the rhythm

Published On: August 2, 2019 08:49 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Sarun Tamrakar is a member of the band The Uglyz. And the members of the band live all over the world. Sudip Tamrakar, the band’s guitarist, is in Germany, Rakin Lal Shrestha, the band’s drummer, is in Nepal while Sarun himself, the group’s vocalist, is based in Australia. Sarun thinks that they’re just a group of 30-year olds making and performing music because they are bored.

Celebrating Khyaa

Published On: August 2, 2019 08:34 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The beloved character from Shrestha’s songs (and books) will be brought to life at The Local Project Nepal, Le Sherpa on August 3, 2019 at an event hosted by Quixote’s Cove titled ‘Meet the Khyaa and its Friends’.

Staying in shape

Published On: August 2, 2019 08:11 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

As it is it can be incredibly hard to stick to a fitness routine when you are at home, but when you traveling and want a deviation from your regular routine, it can feel almost impossible. But you also don’t want to not work out and risk putting on, as they say, “holiday weight”. However, with a little bit of foresight and research, you can make sure you fit in some exercise into your daily routine even when you are traveling so that you can come home feeling more healthy and energized than when you left.

Rainy season health woes

Published On: August 2, 2019 08:02 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The rainy season brings about a plethora of infections and diseases that range from indigestion and skin irritations to fever and flu. While staying indoors and away from rain and human contact is the best way to prevent all of these conditions, that isn’t a practical solution. Here, Dr Saroj Ghimire, physician at Swastha Health Clinic, talks to The Week about how we can prevent and cure some health problems that are common this season.

Sprucing up your kitchen

Published On: August 2, 2019 07:56 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

A kitchen needn’t feel sterile and dull. There are a great many ways you can incorporate life into it. A can of black chalkboard paint is inexpensive and a great way to dress up a wall. Black is a bold, eye-catching color and the perfect backdrop for your ever-changing chalk art. If you’re out of wall space, a door or cabinet surface is another great chalkboard in the making.

Gifts that matter

Published On: July 26, 2019 09:09 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you often wonder what to give your loved ones when birthdays and anniversaries eventually roll around, we are here to suggest some simple yet thoughtful ways that work every single time.

Do these to stay healthy

Published On: July 26, 2019 08:24 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Most of us are already aware about matters of personal hygiene and self-care. However, despite all the precautions, we tend to suffer from illnesses and infections. This is mainly due to us ignoring the little things (which often go unnoticed) that play a huge role in keeping us healthy. Here, Dr Rangina Shah, endoscopic gynecologist at Alka Hospital, talks about things we need to be aware of in terms of hygiene and healthy living.

Flavors of Rajasthan

Published On: July 26, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

A week-long food festival, hosted by the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, celebrates the rich and delightful flavors of the Mewar and Marwar cuisines.

A taste of history

Published On: July 26, 2019 07:56 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

In a bid to promote home cooks, Soaltee Crowne Plaza is hosting a Parsi Food Festival in its Kakori hall from July 25 to August 3. As a member of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), Soaltee Crowne Plaza takes special initiatives for gender diversity in the workplace.

For food fanatics

Published On: July 19, 2019 10:08 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Whether we actually enjoy cooking or not, all of us are guilty of binge watching numerous food and recipe YouTube videos in a single sitting – that eventually only results in us craving every mouthwatering dish the chefs in these videos cook.

What to do when you are bored

Published On: July 19, 2019 09:57 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You’re alone at home and there’s not much to do. You are bored. That’s never a good feeling. But really, there are so many things you can do to easily eliminate boredom. We have compiled a list of activities you can indulge in to entertain yourself when boredom creeps in.

Bite sized fitness

Published On: July 19, 2019 09:53 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Exercising is important. It not only keeps you healthy and fit but it also makes you feel good about yourself. But, try as you might, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in an hour-long workout into your routine. For those days when you are hard pressed for time, here’s how you can stay on top of your fitness game.

Beginner’s guide to street photography

Published On: July 12, 2019 10:10 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Street photography can be tricky but a highly satisfying genre of photography, if done right. Street photography does not just have to be literally photos taken on the street, it can be a style of photography that showcases the beauty of life and people, from shots of shadows during dusk to clothes hung on a rope.

Experimenting with Accessories

Published On: July 12, 2019 08:36 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We all know that accessorizing right can work wonders and make a simple outfit look fabulous. But most of the times, we tend to play by the textbook and don’t really experiment with the way we style our accessories. Not only will you stand out if you style an accessory just a little differently but this can actually make the tedious task of getting ready in the morning a lot more fun. Here are a few creative ways to wear your favorite accessory.

Keeping your home clean

Published On: July 12, 2019 08:18 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Organizing your home is easy. It’s the keeping it neat, tidy, and clean afterward that’s difficult. You have to learn how to keep a clean house, day in and day out, so you don’t wind up spending your entire weekend cleaning it.