Chronicles of memory

August 10, 2020 09:45 am

Satish Prabasi, a Nepali scholar and development professional, has written a fascinating memoir entitled: “Fragments of Memory: A Nepali National’s Reminiscences”. The book chronicles the situation of Nepal in the 1950s and 60s through the life experiences of a village boy who grew up to be an international development expert.

Darkness under the lamps

July 23, 2020 20:18 pm

Bhawani Thapa, 17, from Baluwatar is not allowed to enter kitchen, and worship when during her period because she is considered 'impure' and 'untouchable'. While medical science reports sleep disturbance during the menstrual cycle for girls and women, Bhawani cannot go to her bed after menstruation. Leaving her bed, which is uneasy for many, she has to find an alternative. Born and brought up in a well-off family in the heart of Kathmandu, Bhawani must strictly adhere to her 'family values' as ordered by her mother and grandmother. However, she is unable to share her suffering. She says: “I know it is a bad practice, but I am still forced to obey simply to respect my mom and grandma."

A curious case of motherhood

June 27, 2020 08:15 am

As a mother, reminiscing and reflecting on my daughter’s life gives me both pride and joy. Her childhood, the transition to teenage, and every single memory where I have been with her. But of late, things have changed. I feel the distance and my bonding with her is being replaced by conflicting views. Things we agreed before, we disagree today. I often console myself that these differences shouldn’t be taken with a pinch of salt, as it is a given. “Teenage angst” that’s what it is called. But then, I can’t help but wonder, what can I do in this situation, as this metamorphosis of thoughts and ideas, and the differences, if not handled well can loosen the bond that we share.  The question here is, do I let her go, or do I let her grow?

Actor Arjun Kapoor says his debut film "Ishaqzaade" was a great learning experience and as he looks back he feels the movie also taught him to believe in himself.

Truth is a process

February 23, 2020 09:35 am

If the only thing that is constant is change, then where does that leave a concept like ‘truth’ that is assumed by many, to be grounded on immutability?

This too shall pass

February 20, 2020 09:41 am

“Change is the only constant in life.” This is what Heraclitus, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, had once said. Little did he know then that his words of wisdom would be an important life lesson for all generations to come.

Words of wisdom

November 1, 2019 10:50 am

​Don’t you wish what you know today you had been aware of maybe five or ten years earlier? Would things have turned out differently for you? But it’s never too late to change your life for the better. The Week’s Situ Manandhar asked some people to reflect on their lives and give their younger selves the advice they wish they had received sooner.

The soul of a wanderer

July 26, 2019 08:46 am

Sushovan Aryal has been involved in the tourism industry for a good number of years now. As a travel guide and avid trekker, he leads groups of travelers and trekkers all over Nepal. Today he is more involved in the internal affairs of tour operations and travels less frequently than he used to. But that doesn’t change the fact that traveling is what makes him happy and what he is passionate about.

Kathmandu, May 17: A global campaign 'Experience Nepal' has kicked off in an effort to attract tourists to Nepal from different parts of the world. Nepal Tourism Board in cahoots with Himalayan Bank and American Express has put in place the campaign in view of the Nepal Tourism Year-2020.

Actress Kriti Sanon who just got the biggest solo opener at the Box Office with 'Luka Chuppi' has something interesting to say about the film and her experience.

Hollowness

December 5, 2018 12:12 pm

Apart from flesh, bones and blood it is emotions which make us what we are. Human feelings are complicated.  Neither are they equations nor emotions.  Sometimes we experience happiness, sometimes we find nothing except the hollowness within us.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Over 80 percent[i]of Nepali children, aged between one and 14, experience violent discipline. A significant number of toddlers, more than half, aged between one and two, are disciplined with the use of physical force.

I was traveling to China in 2017 with my business partner on some business. At the Tribhuvan International Airport, the immigration officials took my passport for around 30 minutes during which they spoke to their seniors on the phone several times, interrogated me in length and were all set to send me back home just because I was an unmarried woman, traveling with an unrelated man.

Street food experience

July 9, 2018 09:16 am

My stomach rumbled as the steam of the momos made way from the food cart into my nose. My eyes, however, were fixed at the hot samosas, still exuding wisps of smoke. Right beside the samosas were crusty smashed potatoes, sloshed with yogurt, and stirred with chilly. The shopkeeper lifted the lid of the steamer and steam of thick cloud belched.

Shristi Shrestha on being ‘Muna’ in Romeo & Muna

KATHMANDU, July 1: Through a notice, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has issued an early warning notice urging residents living close to rivers in the Chure and Mahabharat range to stay alert.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Monson that had entered the country four days ago is yet to become fully active nationwide.

ROHIT RAIDHARAN, June 1: With a head full of dreams and a heart full of hopes for a better future for herself and her family, Sita Khadka Tamang, 40, of Dharan-17 left home for Kuwait last year. But all her dreams were shattered as, instead of Kuwait, she was taken to Iraq where she had to struggle for her survival.She recalls those eleven months in Iraq as a nightmare. After going through all the trouble, she finally returned home on Wednesday from Iraq via New Delhi. She heaved a sigh of relief and said, "It was a near-death experience for me. I had lost the hope of returning home alive."

A teenager who has been too focused on her studies to find a boyfriend has decided to auction her virginity, as she's not interested in finding love just yet.

Nazma is just a representative of numerous women across the world who have experienced domestic abuse at some point in their life

YES I made it! This year I visited The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Not on purpose but there seems to be some connection between the Golden Temple, mind blowing Punjabi food and me.

Talking about experience

March 27, 2018 10:46 am

Experience matters in life in many regards. Simply put, experience means something we are in practical contact with and our observation of facts or events. In other words, experience is about learning by being involved and participating. So, experience leaves an impression for something, which is often hard to express by words.

Talking about experience

March 27, 2018 10:46 am

Experience matters in life in many regards. Simply put, experience means something we are in practical contact with and our observation of facts or events. In other words, experience is about learning by being involved and participating. So, experience leaves an impression for something, which is often hard to express by words.

STEP OUT AND EXPERIENCE WORLD

February 10, 2018 10:48 am

Living outside your country is always a good way of learning. Be it for education or career, I believe experiencing a piece of the international world and their way of life help you understand people, their culture along with the similarities and differences you share with them. It was with this expectation that I decided to pursue a part of my education in UK. I went to Dundee, a small ‘student’ town in Scotland, to pursue my post graduate degree from the University of Dundee.

My Korean Experience

January 20, 2018 10:14 am

If you had asked me where I wanted to study for my Masters a few years ago, I would have listed the universities from United States, Australia and Europe like the majority of Nepali students simply because of extra opportunities and post-academic factors. Yet, here I am in a university in South Korea.

World of experience

December 13, 2017 09:34 am

The transformation from teenage to adulthood could be nerve wrecking. Meanwhile, depression isn’t always sadness; it can also be emptiness, anger, tiredness or loneliness. And sometimes it feels so invisible that we envision ourselves watching the whole world falling apart, and all we can do is staring at it powerlessly.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: CPN-UML Maoist Center's Purna Bahadur Gharti has been elected as the member of Provincial Assembly at province Rukum-2 'A'.

Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival 2017 started from Thursday providing a platform for short films to be showcased in silver screen. The fifth edition of the festival started with the screening four films--A Gentle Night (Chinese), Retouch (Iranian), Taste of Love (Austrian) and Silver Bangles (Nepali)--among the 99 short, outstanding films being screened at QFX Kumari Cinemas, Kamalpokhari.

Using AI for better customer experience

September 25, 2017 09:58 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: We have reached a time when manual labor is gradually being replaced with digital resources. Banking is one of the industries that undergoes numerous transactions and requires proper data storage. The younger generations of people have adapted technology in various sectors of their lives, banking being one of those sectors, while the older generations have shown some level of reluctance to adapt it completely.

Harry Potter’s magical world is coming alive like never before.  Fans of the best-selling books and films can now fly through the boy wizard’s Hogwarts School and its quidditch pitch, in an immersive digital experience.

An away from home experience

August 26, 2017 09:50 am

I stayed in China for 10 months and my stay there transformed my perception toward the country. I also learned some lessons about life and how it is different in China from our country.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The trend of opening eateries has picked up in the capital city in recent years, expanding the horizon of the Nepali food service industry. There are many new and happening restaurants around town that people returning from abroad have opened.

KATHMANDU, August 5: Advanced Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, the authorized distributor of Renault in Nepal, has started 'Renault Experience' campaign in Kathmandu.

Planting is mostly done for feeding, but one of its purpose is also to maintain the environmental cycle. Nepal is rich in forest as well as other natural resources. However, growing urbanization and development works have posed a hazard to these natural resources. A luxurious life in any city is the result of deforestation somewhere.

Making a firm career choice for a high-school graduate is more of a parents’ job, however, it hardly happened in his case. One of the leading advocates of Nepal, Semanta Dahal, 33, has been associated with Abhinawa Law Chambers (ALC), Kathmandu for years now. My City’s Sonam Lama caught up with Semanta to get a view of how invigorating his journey has been in the legal field.

Lately, many youngsters have taken the responsibility to teach underprivileged kids through various organizations. My City’s Nasana Bajracharya talked to people working in some of the many projects where youths are working in favor of children and giving a new direction to the conventional teaching-learning style.

A great way to come out of your comfort zone, enjoy nature, spend time with your friends and family is by camping. Camping can be very fun activity but it also can be a lot of work. However, with a little bit of pre-planning and a few of these tips, you can make your camping experience memorable.

My travel experience

April 18, 2017 23:15 pm

About a week ago, I was running around the house to pack for a very special road trip with my family and friends. I was looking forward to this trip because we would be driving 1,000 km away from Kathmandu.

A worthwhile experience!

April 8, 2017 11:46 am

Twenty-seven years ago, bed no 210, a patient panicking in the labor room of Thapathali Hospital, a blissfully pleasant pain of delivering a baby, who happened to be me. I was a gem to my parents whose unquenched love for a child finally bloomed with a baby girl: dark skinned, weighing around 2.2 kg, with long hand and finger nails. The happiness knew no bound with the cries of the baby, people around offering blessings and wishing for good health and prosperous life of the baby. The baby was raised with the seed of discipline, calmness leading to a well behaved decent child who I am today.

KATHMANDU, April 6: All the ministers, ministers of state, planners and few lawmakers will gather at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on Sunday to learn from Malaysian experience in handling development projects.

“You are passively sitting in a group and not contributing anything at all,” I whispered to a participant during a recent workshop. She hesitated a bit and gave me an awkward smile. During the break, she came up to me and said, “Actually, I didn’t know much about this workshop. My friend dragged me here with her. So I was a little lost during the activities.”

Americans who experience hot weather are more likely to believe global warming is real, while those in colder climates are more likely to be doubters, said a US study Monday.

Lapping up the lakeside experience

November 9, 2016 09:52 am

If idyllic sunrises, lush green forests and a stunning backdrop of the Himalayas isn’t enough then don’t worry, hidden away in the Mugu district there is a place with twice the charm.

Pornography studio Vivid Entertainment has launched "The Kim Kardashian Superstar Experience", which allows viewers to experience the infamous tape between Kim and singer Ray J using the latest immersive technology, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“Our study shows that the influences of childhood experiences can be demonstrated even when people reach their 80s, predicting how happy and secure they are in their marriages as octogenarians,” said one of the researchers, Robert Waldinger of Harvard Medical School.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said the need for formulating a policy to channelize the skills and experiences of the elderly citizens for the country's development has remained as a burning issue.