The Week Bureau

The contributor for Republica.

Your guide to winter gardening

Published On: November 15, 2019 09:45 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Keeping things interesting

Published On: November 15, 2019 08:22 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Best of Japanese literature

Published On: November 8, 2019 10:27 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Detox your home

Published On: November 8, 2019 09:24 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Go green

Published On: November 8, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

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.

Weighing the pros and cons

Published On: November 8, 2019 09:12 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

How do you think AI will affect our future?

Deep cleaning your home

Published On: November 1, 2019 12:43 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You must have cleaned your home on Dashain-Tihar as is the norm but in a hurry to get it in order before you started entertaining or hosting parties you might have skipped a few things. It’s by tending to the often-unnoticed-but-important aspects of your home that it can ever be truly clean.

Being a conscious clothes consumer

Published On: November 1, 2019 12:40 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

After the petroleum industry, the textile industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Although there’s no exact figure regarding the amount of clothing produced each year, it’s estimated that the number is somewhere between 80 and 100 billion. And though clothes are almost 100 percent recyclable, millions of clothing pieces all over the world are sent to landfills.

Tips for traveling on a budget

Published On: November 1, 2019 10:37 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Imagine going on a lengthy trip to the island of Tuvalu and having the time of your life but realizing you don’t have enough money to buy a return ticket back home. Or maybe you are traveling through multiple countries at once, say in Europe, and realize that you have spent way more than you were planning to during just half of the trip. Lack of a proper budget is what stops most of us from hopping on a plane to that place you’ve always wanted to visit.

Winter’s no excuse

Published On: November 1, 2019 10:18 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It feels like summer provides us so many opportunities to be stylish and play around with our clothing choices because we don’t have to worry about getting cold. But winter feels like a dreary period of time when we can’t afford to look stylish without our bodies feeling numb all over. But a little creativity with your winter dressing sense can help you look fashionable and chic as the temperature drops.

Tihar delights

Published On: October 25, 2019 11:35 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If Dashain is all about the savories (read various mutton delicacies), Tihar is the time we revel in the sweet delights. People from different cultures and regions prepare various types of ‘mithais’ or desserts to offer to the gods worshipped during this festival. So, for anyone with a sweet tooth, Tihar is as close to a sweetness heaven as it gets. Here are five such delights that we recommend you to not miss out on.

Clear, smooth skin

Published On: October 25, 2019 11:12 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We are all guilty of editing our photos to get that flawless skin tone or using filters to hide those nasty pimples. Radiant and clear skin is everyone’s dream and though there’s always makeup to camouflage our skin problems, don’t we all wish our skin were the way we airbrushed it to be? Here are some natural home remedies for spotless skin. An additional plus is that they won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Celebrating Tihar the sustainable way

Published On: October 25, 2019 11:04 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Tihar, the festival of lights, is here. Be it the warm and pleasant weather, the flowers or the majesty of lights, Tihar indeed holds a special place in our hearts. As we celebrate this beloved festival, we mustn’t forget about the environment and the importance of sustainable living as, even while we celebrate, several aspects of our ecosystem are on the verge of a collapse and we must do all that is in our power to preserve it so that we can continue to celebrate Tihar and other festivals in the future as well.

Little ways to stay fit

Published On: October 25, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Staying fit and healthy is on everyone’s priority list but it can often be a difficult resolution to keep. However, making some lifestyle changes can help you stay on top of your fitness game. Here we bring you seven simple ways to do just that.

Healthy and happy pets

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:42 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Pets are an essential part of our lives. They are truly a man’s best friends. Research suggests that pet owners are less likely to be depressed and suffer from other chronic health problems. Studies have proven that pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels than people who don’t own a pet. Having a furry pal can also reduce your stress levels and the great thing is you are never alone.

Common décor mistakes to avoid

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:39 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Decorating your home is fun. Little tweaks here and there have the power to completely change the feel of a space. But it’s quite easy to fall into the trap of getting carried away and not thinking things through. Here are five common décor mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.

You too can have beautiful hair!

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:31 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

We all want luscious, silky hair but the sun, pollution, and harsh tap water often wreck havoc and make our manes rough and dry. Here’s what you can do to reverse the damage.

Time for jazz

Published On: October 18, 2019 11:12 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Surya Nepal Jazzmandu, aka the Kathmandu Jazz Festival, started on October 17 (yesterday) and will continue until October 23. For these seven days, Jazzmandu 2019 will celebrate its 17th year by hosting several shows across Kathmandu valley, as renowned musicians from Nepal and around the world come to join the festival to give the audience a sneak peek of the different dimensions of jazz.

Morning rituals

Published On: October 18, 2019 09:27 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

From drinking a hot cup of masala tea and reading the newspaper to meditating and going out for a walk, we all have various morning rituals that we follow day in and day out before it’s time to go to work. But there is usually that one thing that often sets the tone for the rest of the day and that you would hate to miss or skip because of any reason whatsoever. The Week asked some people what they considered to be their most important morning ritual.

Dashain, that time of the year again!

Published On: October 4, 2019 10:58 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

With many Nepalis residing abroad and families thus getting smaller, Dashain perhaps doesn’t have the same appeal as it once did. The Week asked a few people how they felt about ‘the biggest festival in Nepal’. The answers were pretty unanimous – all of them seemed to think Dashain is an important part of our culture that should be celebrated with a happy heart.