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Not another Game of Thrones

Published On: April 10, 2020 09:19 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

This is the classic case of the internet-made-me-do-it. I had no plans of watching yet another fantasy show set during the medieval times, then being disappointed when the writers decide the show has gone on long enough and end it in the least logical way possible.

Quality Time In Quarantine

Published On: March 27, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

21-year-old Aakriti Kapali says that the coronavirus pandemic feels like a bad, sad dream. The only good thing, so far, is that her life, though changed, hasn’t come to a standstill. Since her job is mostly translating and transcribing data, she is working from home. And she’s grateful to have that semblance of normalcy in life in the current times.

Reading rationale

Published On: March 20, 2020 11:17 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Books, really, have always been my first love. Reading them under the covers with tragically dim torchlights in the dead of the night, trying not to make any sound while I turn the pages, fighting the awful heaviness in my eyes just to get to next word, next line, next chapter, more, just a little bit more.

Daring to draw

Published On: March 20, 2020 10:06 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Four years ago, Ketan Maharjan never thought he would become a graphic designer. Sure, he liked drawing, loved it even. He also enjoyed doodling—it put his mind at ease. But pursue this hobby as a career? He had never given it a thought, which is why he chose to pursue Bachelor in Information Management at National College of Computer Studies in Kathmandu.

Your next Subscription

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:17 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

March 13: When I first visited Isha Thapa’s house as a young girl of 14, her brother, Anish Jung Thapa, had a separate office space where he liked to work. Every time we had to enter the space, we used to tiptoe around the many wires coming out of multiplugs, afraid to touch the giant speakers. Instead, we crowded around a desktop computer at the corner to complete our project works from school.

Décor dictionary

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

As easy as it is to picture your dream house, building it will demand quite an investment. Whether it’s pouring extravagant efforts into meticulous details or something as simple as picking the correct color scheme, home décor is bound to leave you tired and still not fully satisfied. So, you will need all the help you can get. And, let’s be honest, the internet will often give you grand ideas with little to no practicality. So, keeping that in mind, The Week is here to give you a few practical tips on ways you can improve your interior décor game, especially if your home is located inside the valley.

Getting it just right

Published On: March 6, 2020 11:25 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Restaurants don’t just bank on food. Alongside a good meal, there is the question of ambience, service and being able to provide an overall pleasant experience. In that case, Fudo Café is one that doesn’t disappoint. Located in Baluwatar, the building is at the turn of Pavitra Workshop Chowk. The café is on the first and second floor of the building.

Online ordeals

Published On: March 6, 2020 09:58 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Online stores are becoming popular like never before, that’s undeniable. But behind the perfect images and intimidating number of followers hide challenges that many often overlook.

Attractive add-ons

Published On: February 21, 2020 01:02 PM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Patchwork—something we overlook, something we see as a flaw in our clothes, in the products we buy, something we wish wasn’t there to ruin a perfectly good thing. With brand names embroidered into every casual t-shirt and the likes and leaving unwanted holes when you try to remove them, it’s understandable why we have never seen their worth.

With great concepts come great shows

Published On: February 21, 2020 12:43 PM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

The Boys is one of those series that had a perfect timing. Arriving just when we were getting off the high of End Game and the dark reality of Joker, it first sounded interesting and entertaining. Some warned me of its dark humor. But accustomed to shows like Black Mirror and Rick and Morty, I thought I was prepared.

Love through the tests of time

Published On: February 14, 2020 07:47 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Love—a concept that is often thought of as something grand and life-changing. But what most of us overlook is how that grand and life-changing love often arrives in the form subtle gestures and soft-spoken words, say most of the people The Week spoke to.

Dancing his way up

Published On: February 7, 2020 12:07 PM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

There was a time when dance used to be considered a fruitless pursuit. That has changed now and Bidur Siwakoti couldn’t be any more delighted.

Life in Kathmandu

Published On: February 7, 2020 09:58 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Kathmandu, for many of us, is home. We are used to its blaring noises, tall buildings, complicated network of roads and, unfortunately, the omnipresent pollution.

Prosy and exhilarating

Published On: January 31, 2020 12:16 PM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

In a small, isolated town of Southern California, a drunken girl stumbles into her dorm room and goes to sleep. Days pass and she doesn’t wake up. She’s perfectly fine—except she seems to be in an eternal sleep.

From Thamel studios to Australian stage

Published On: January 31, 2020 11:47 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

When Nischal Nepal’s cover of the popular song “Shallow” from A Star is Born was out on his YouTube channel, it was noticed by One Direction’s former manager. Following this, he has released his own original songs Foolish, Medicine and She’s So Fly.

Writing tips for good storytelling

Published On: January 24, 2020 12:46 PM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Ah, writing; the beast we’re trying to tame since childhood. Sentences, essays, research papers, captions—it clicks then it doesn’t. It fits then it jumbles.

Fight to the finish

Published On: January 24, 2020 09:54 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

26-year-old Diwiz Piya is one of the few people in Nepal who have ventured into Jiu Jitsu, an unarmed close combat martial art with the central theme of grappling. It’s been four years that he’s been practicing it and Piya finds sparring in Jiu Jitsu similar to a game of chess—a battle of the mind but with physical consequences.

A Local Thai Experience

Published On: January 24, 2020 09:52 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Hidden between the alleys of Jyatha and Musya Bahal, Wok Up Thai Inspired Kitchen is a restaurant worth searching for. Sunir Shakya, the mind behind the place, had started the restaurant with the intention of turning his passion into a side business. Today, it stands above his home as a proud eatery serving dishes that are found as local food in the streets of Thailand.

Why can’t we keep our New Year resolutions?

Published On: January 17, 2020 09:41 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

As 2020 approached, all of us, as always, drew up some ambitious resolutions. This was going to be our year. But two weeks later, most of us have given up—on going to the gym, eating healthy, and being productive, which are some of the things that make it to just about everybody’s resolution list every new year.

Love hurts…or does it?

Published On: January 10, 2020 09:47 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

Romance books—scoff at it, laugh at it or love it—it would be ignorant of you to say they don’t have a dominant market in literature. If you’re one of those who can rarely be seen without a book, you know how hard it is to escape the subject in a story.