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Playing with passion

Published On: October 18, 2019 09:51 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

Rabin Gautam has been playing basketball for eight years. He started when he was 10 years old. When he was 16 years old, he was awarded the Best Junior Player and Most Valuable Player at the 3rd National U19 Championship. He was also the highest individual scorer at the Kwiks Basketball League in 2018, which was the first ever basketball league to be held in Nepal. Here, with The Week’s Situ Manandhar, Gautam talks about his career, how the game has shaped him, and what he feels is still lacking in Nepal to take the game to newer heights.

Tasty Food tastefully presented

Published On: October 4, 2019 09:35 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

Boudha is beautiful. I think there’s something so serene and calm about this place despite the traffic and footfall it sees. It is where art thrives and people can be seen doing their own thing and enjoying themselves. There are also many eateries where you can grab a quick bite. And you can actually choose one depending on what you are in the mood for.

Things you probably didn’t know about Dashain

Published On: October 4, 2019 07:39 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

Most of us, all over Nepal, celebrate Dashain but we aren’t familiar with the many concepts and stories of this main festival of Hindus. Like with everything else, there are many myths and facts associated with Dashain that can help you see the festival in a new light. Also, the information can make for good conversation starters.

Dreaming big and making it happen

Published On: September 27, 2019 10:39 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

He was always a shy kid who never really thought he could muster up the guts to get up on stage, much less participate in a national event. 20-year-old Ojash Joshi, the Under 21 Mr Kathmandu 2019, has proven himself wrong and how. Joshi, who is a fitness trainer at Gymkhana Muay Thai, says that his decision to join a gym was the turning point in his life.

Playing with words

Published On: September 13, 2019 11:44 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

Anand Vijay Gurung says he is a full time communication specialist and a part time writer but that hasn’t stopped him for pursing writing whenever he can. He recently published an anthology of poems titled ‘Dandelion Snow’ and his poetry has been published in many leading newspapers and magazines in Nepal. As a journalist, he has worked for various media houses in the past and that, Gurung says, fueled his love for reading and writing. Here, with The Week’s Situ Manandhar, he talks about the books he loves and his writing journey thus far.

Timeless fashion

Published On: September 13, 2019 11:08 AM NPT By: SITU MANANDHAR

There are times when we get to hear (often from elders in our families) that what we are wearing was once a major fashion trend during their times. Our clothes have been shaped and influenced by history and though they might have been modified to suit the taste of today’s youths, they still hold the same appeal as they did when they were first in fashion.  From crop tops to jumpsuits, these timeless pieces are must-haves in every girl’s wardrobe.