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Anweiti Upadhyay

Outrunning the obstacles

March 8, 2019 10:33 AM

Nepal isn’t really known for its athletic advancements. Although we have a lot of strong and skilled people who could make it to top-level international competitions if they are given the right opportunities, their athletic careers stagnate because they don’t get much support. One athlete who has overcome all challenges and is making a name for herself in the global arena is trail and sky runner Mira Rai.

Capsule collection for women on the go

March 1, 2019 13:00 PM

Rhea Pradhan had been posting teasers of her collaborative collection with Metaphor since mid-January this year on her Instagram page. The collection, titled Metaphor x Peppy Owl, was released on Sunday, January 24, 2019 and Pradhan confesses it felt really nice to see the result of her hard work. Although she is excited about the launch of her first clothing collection, the blogger mentions that she ran into quite a few complications during the production process and that she has learnt many valuable lessons.

Alone but not lonely

March 1, 2019 08:33 AM

I’ve enjoyed solitude for as long as I can remember. Being alone or doing things by myself has never really bothered me. I actually prefer getting things done on my own rather than having someone tag along with me when I’m out and about. I suppose this also has to do with the fact that I’m an introvert. I’ve never seen being alone as a problem and I actually look forward to spending time by myself.

Constructing with care

February 22, 2019 10:40 AM

Houses and their structures aren’t supposed to be generic. The type of house should depend on the climate, culture, and the quality of the ground it is being built on. These factors hugely influence the kind of structure that will be sustainable in a certain area.

A wonderful world of baked goodies

February 15, 2019 13:07 PM

Dessert lovers beware: You won’t be able to stop gorging on these wonderful treats. Nana’s Delights, an artisan bakery located in Patan Dhoka in Lalitpur, has cakes, chocolates, and cookies (in interesting shapes and designs) that are unlike anything you have ever had before. We guarantee that. Funny thing is Aakash Nath Pyakuryal, founder of Nana’s Delight, claims that until about a year ago, they never even thought about making desserts.

With love, from Nepal

February 15, 2019 10:58 AM

All of us remember going through pages of coloring books when we were young. There are also coloring books for adults that people use to lower stress and anxiety. Most of the coloring books available in Nepal are ones that have sketches and drawings of different characters and things that are prevalent in western countries. But Laibary Publication came out with Color Nepal that is a collective effort of Laibary and eight different Nepali artists to bring out a coloring book that people of Nepal can relate to.

What’s in a name ?

February 15, 2019 08:47 AM

First impressions are important and for businesses that first impression is often made by their names. It is this first impression that will set the stage for future interactions or, in this case, make someone decide whether or not they want to step into a store or a restaurant. Keeping this in mind many business ventures today seem to prefer quirky Nepali words like Chuplag, Alchi, or Sinka over clichéd English phrases and words for their startups.

Going with the flow

February 8, 2019 10:42 AM

Malika Mahat is a well-known name among Nepali youths. The 19-year-old model has firmly established herself as one of the most popular Instagram stars of Nepal with over 76k followers on the social media. Now, after successful modeling stints, she is making her acting debut in the upcoming movie Yatra: A Musical Vlog, alongside Salin Man Baniya, Salon Basnet, Jahanvi Basnet, and Rajaram Poudyal among others. Directed and written by Samrat Shakya, the movie is set to release in April this year. The Week’s Anweiti Upadhyay caught up with this up and coming actor to talk about her experience while shooting for her first film.

Easing into spring

February 1, 2019 08:12 AM

Dressing for extreme weather seasons like cold winter or hot summer is pretty easy. It’s the times in between when we struggle to get dressed properly but it comes really easy for Ashim Ranabhatt. The 20-year-old model, stylist, and sub make-up artist is also a second year Fashion Designing student at Namuna College of Fashion Technology.

Managing money

January 25, 2019 09:15 AM

If you want to find out how other people approach finance management and gain another perspective on this then the best way to do so would be by reading a book on the topic. There are thousands of books written on this topic and because money is a very personal matter, not every book resonates with everyone. However, here are a few books that have apparently helped a lot of people manage their money better.

Crafting timeless pieces

January 25, 2019 08:45 AM

Mohammed Ibrahim and Qazi Sayed launched Turramqo, a jewelry brand, around 16 years ago. As Tibetan Muslims their main objective behind starting Turramqo was to bring a little bit of their own culture into their business venture. The two friends started out by making jewelry inspired by traditional Tibetan designs and are still doing the same thing and going strong even after all these years.

Healthy and Wholesome

January 18, 2019 10:10 AM

We are becoming spoilt for choice where eating out is concerned. With so many restaurants, offering different types of cuisines, in the capital, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to say no to greasy, spicy food.

Beautiful add-ons

January 18, 2019 09:10 AM

A lot of startups these days create their customer base initially through social media. A new kind of startup that has been coming up in the past year and is based primarily on their social media influence is those selling small designs and products that you can add to things and clothing items you already own. Here, The Week’s Anweiti Upadhyay profiles three such ventures to help you understand how they operate as well as get to know the people and stories behind them.

Out of Ideas?

January 18, 2019 07:30 AM

The fashion industry, worldwide, has for years been a victim of piracy. Someone comes up with a concept and before you know it there are many inspired (read copied) versions of the same. And Nepal is no exception.

A taste of the best

January 11, 2019 11:33 AM

The choices to eat out are aplenty in Kathmandu with a restaurant or café at almost every corner of the street. But fine dining isn’t an option at a lot of these places. Chimes Restaurant at Sanepa, Lalitpur, caters to this need as well which is what makes it slightly different from all the various eateries out there.

Art on Instagram

January 4, 2019 10:12 AM

The world has gone digital. Everyday people come up with new career paths that are run solely through the internet, particularly social media. One of the new career paths that is slowly but steadily gaining traction as a legitimate profession is the Insta-artist, artists who earn money through their Instagram presence.

The pad women of Kathmandu

January 4, 2019 09:51 AM

Even in today’s day and age, menstruation is nothing short of a taboo. In most households and offices even, it’s still an unmentionable topic – something that’s uttered silently if at all. Ever noticed how women mouth the word ‘pad’ when there are men around at office? In rural areas, the situation is even worse. News of girls missing school for four to five days every month is something we have all heard about time and again and quite frequently.

Flashback 2018

December 28, 2018 11:06 AM

Fitness has also always been a major focal point at the start of every New Year. Fitness resolutions often fail after the first month but they still make it to every list, a testimony of people’s desire to be healthy and fit.

The healthy food hub

December 21, 2018 12:00 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: We are becoming spoilt for choice where eating out is concerned. With so many restaurants, offering different types of cuisines, in the capital, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to say no to greasy, spicy food. You might think that eating healthy while eating out isn’t possible. However, if you take the time to search, you will find some eateries that offer healthy, organic food. It will be a short list of places but you do have that option. And in this relatively short list of places that serve healthy meals, Everfresh by Nuwa Estate Coffee has firmly established itself as one of the most popular destinations in Kathmandu.

The gift of comfort

December 21, 2018 09:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Even in today’s day and age, there are still households in our country that hold a very medieval perception of natural human bodily cycles like menstrual periods. Instead of taking it as a healthy and natural change, families treat it like an unwanted happening that makes the female going through it impure and untouchable. Long time friends and now (business) partners, Shristi Pahari and Nabina Subedi are out to change that perception.