AAMO, a line of hand-made jewelry started by Aayusha Shrestha in 2015, is a venture of what she refers to as wearable art. Aayusha is a firm believer that jewelry is more than just an ornament; rather, it is a woman’s way of expressing her independent identity. She works closely with artisans who are masters of traditional craft of brass and silver jewelries. These jewelries may be with or without gold plating.
KATHMANDU, April18: People in the city are beginning to shed sleeves as they inch closer to summer. Keeping aside jackets, sweaters and full sleeves, people have started shopping for T-shirts and other light wears.
‘Taxis are expensive’, ‘You have to haggle a lot’, ‘We do not feel secure’, ‘Taxi drivers are cheaters’, ‘We have no other option’ -- a lot of people must have felt this way while hauling for taxis in Kathmandu to reach our destinations. When we think of taxis, we are filled with a sense of unhappiness. But lately, a start-up, Saarthi, has been doing a great job toward giving quality taxi service, without cheating, to the people.
Technological advancements have started replacing many of the clerical works. However, the importance of human capital in any given organization is still irreplaceable. Human resources (HR) department in any organization deals with an array of responsibilities from hiring to managing, and from monitoring to firing any staffer. The HR department too is not untouched by technological advancements but only some limited initiatives could be taken to tackle it.
KATHMANDU, April 2: “I was going through mild-depression that lasted about a year. If I have to describe in words, I would say I always felt sad, I could feel the void and that I was directionless. My mind was blank and I often found myself zoning out, even between conversations. I refrained from talking about it for so long. I sought professional help too, but I did not find it effective. I knew the depression was eating me alive. So, rather than sitting idle, I started doing things I loved that helped me overcome my depression. And I realized having a sound mind makes a lot difference.”
KATHMANDU, March 29: On weekends recently, around the hills of the Kathmandu Valley, we can see people in different shades of blue T-shirts, walking in groups or lines exploring the hills, the surroundings and the lives of people beyond the hustle and bustle of the city. One of such groups with a dark navy blue T-shirt is Hike4Lyf.
People usually go to gym for two reasons: either to lose weight or to start bodybuilding. On occasions such as New Year, new month, or birthday, people take ‘resolutions’ to join the gym. Many gyms and physical fitness centers have been opened across the city to cater to such enthusiasts. However, most of these enthusiasts workout for a few days or weeks at maximum, take selfies of them working out, and then quit too quickly.
KATHMANDU, March 22: Mint Lemonade had started as a Home Décor brand in June last year. Founder of Mint Lemonade (name not disclosed upon request) was a designing student who had passion for designing and creating new items.
When you are bored in class, you might have noticed yourself making random lines, shapes and figures in your copy. It might not make sense but with practice, you can turn that ‘gibberish’ into an art piece. Anything you make to express your thoughts and perspective can be considered art, no matter what medium you choose.
Though there might be a negligible number of girl students taking computer or technical subjects, it is even rare to find them making a career out of such fields. Pratiksha Pandey and Binita Shrestha are two among that relatively small population of women who not only survived the four years of their engineering but are also working in the field.
In January last year, Cake 9 entered the mushrooming online cake market with a rather niche target audience. But about a year and a month later, Cake 9 today has attracted a diverse customer base, and more importantly, retained them with its taste and quality that it says are its priority.
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: “Cataract has always been one of the major causes leading to blindness in Nepal. There is a significant population suffering from cataract and majority of them lose their eyesight for want of access to surgery. This situation is saddening, especially when we have state-of-the-art facilities and cheap surgeries within the country,” said Suraj Shrestha, one of the co-founders of Anthropose.
Born and brought up in the US, Rachana Pradhan has been reporting about the US health care system and its government affairs for years. Pradhan was doing her Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism at James Madison University, Virginia when she started writing for the university's paper in 2007.
Neeraj Pradhan is a US-based entrepreneur of Nepali origin, who has worked with start-ups as well as entrepreneurs for around a decade. He has been a consultant, an advisor for many companies in California and Washington, and helped them formulate strategies as well as in their mergers and acquisitions. While doing all of that, Pradhan got quite an exposure to entrepreneurship and learned to create new opportunities.
For generations, mothers have hand-knitted woolen socks, mufflers, caps for their children to keep them warm and safe during chilling winter. Though earlier it simply seemed habitual, the gesture somehow has lost its charm in the recent years, probably because of modernization or eventual shift in people's preferences regarding fashion.
Accidents are not something people invite, they are unavoidable. They can result in various levels of injuries and if not looked after correctly, can be fatal for the victim. In case of an accident rather than being a bystander, if one knows how to deal with the injury/illness, they can save lives.
Like yesteryears, the 4th year students of IOE Pulchowk Campus organized LOCUS 2018, the 15th National Technological Festival, as a platform for aspiring students from different colleges in the field of Computer, Electronics and Electrical Engineering to showcase their projects.