Flowers, worth a gem!

September 21, 2021 15:16 pm

Flowers are something that I admire the most. The introvert in me sometimes finds peace while scanning elegant flowers in my garden.

Sitting at plain wooden tables, women in face masks roll a brown paste into thin cylinders - helping to recycle some of the millions of tonnes of flowers that Hindu worshippers throw into the Ganges.

BHAKTAPUR: The family of Laxmi Nagarkoti is busy making garlands of Gomphrena Globosa commonly known as Makhmali flower as the festival of flowers - Tihar - is less than a week away.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Kathmandu looks amazingly beautiful these days. Not only because of the clear atmosphere due to the declining pollution amid the ongoing lockdown imposed to curb COVID-19, but also due to the jacarandas full of blossoms.

Hand-dyed flowers

February 26, 2020 09:25 am

Collect the flowers you want to dye. You can buy it from a flower shop or cut them from your garden. Roses and carnations are the best to work with.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Flowers of various types have been used to decorate the Kathmandu streets in a gesture to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in Nepal. It is estimated that at least Rs 50 million has been spent on planting flowers or using them in pots along the roads as decorative items.

BAJHANG, April 7: Debu Khadka of Chainpur-10 remains busy working on her farm from dawn to dusk. However, she hardly feels tired. “When you love your work, you don’t feel tired no matter how much you work. I love farming,” she beams.

A little patch of green

December 14, 2018 10:36 am

In our culture, gifts usually mean bouquets of flowers, clothes, accessories and occasionally, when nothing comes to mind, money. But, in the recent days, people are looking into changing this. I am the Gardener is a huge part of this wave of change. They sell potted plants for individual purposes: For offices, bathrooms, kitchens, balconies and of course for gifting purposes too.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Everyone loves flowers. But finding flowers around the capital is a tough ask. Rapid urbanization has limited the number of parks and gardens in the valley.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in the evening in accordance with time-honored tradition.

Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today

November 5, 2018 11:11 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Tihar, the second largest festival of the Nepali Hindus and alike begins from today. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days.

Enticing flowers

November 1, 2018 15:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The 12th Godavari Flower Expo 2018 kicked off at the Jawalakhel Football Ground in Lalitpur from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Nepal will be importing flowers and garlands worth around Rs 110 million for the upcoming Tihar festival.

BUTUWAL, Jan 31: Who might not love colorful flowers on the roadsides? Sakuntala Pun of Kalikapath, Butwal would always wonder what if the road next to her house would have been like that.  In reality, the road was full of dust that would irritate her all the time.

May flowers

May 3, 2017 00:45 am

It was simply amazing to witness the great enthusiasm with which leaders of political parties and independent candidates on Tuesday filed their nominations for the first phase, on May 14, of local elections.

Flowers for your home

February 17, 2017 00:30 am

We all love flowers around the house. The effect a bunch of roses has on our mood as well as the ambience is tremendous. However, buying them every day or even every week isn’t a very financially viable option. We at The Week visited a few flower shops around town to find out simple ways to arrange flowers to liven up your living space as well as tricks to make them stay fresh longer.

Thousand flowers

August 25, 2016 00:45 am

If the Cabinet approves the fourth amendment of the Electricity Regulations Act (1993), it will signal a sea-change in hydropower development in Nepal. If the act is approved, hydropower producers interested in projects of up to 100 MW will no longer be required to get the go ahead of the Ministry of Energy to carry out survey, build power plants and generate electricity.