August 5, 2020 16:12 pm

Walking the woods, Listening to their verdant secrets Braving a steady drizzle is a nostalgic joy

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?

Creating joy in reading

August 11, 2019 00:30 am

English teachers have to develop skills to teach reading. They should research and find out for themselves what works best for their students in the contexts and situations they are in

Beauty marks its presence

November 30, 2018 08:07 am

A canvas devoid of any work, no matter how spotless the blank canvas is, isn’t art. Not even an art connoisseur can pass it off as anything but simply a boring piece of canvas. It is because it is untouched and thus has nothing to convey. A plain, spotless face is like that of a blank canvas, it can tell you no stories of days lived, hardships endured or laughs shared. But a face lined along the eyes tells you of times of laughter and joy. The lines along a mother’s mouth cries of hours she has spent nursing her ailing child. The swells of an old man’s wrinkles sing of a lifetime of memories, of love and friendship, of good times and bad, of hardship and hard work. Akin to a canvas, a marked face is one that has lived.

Joy times four

October 26, 2018 07:12 am

I’ve loved children for as long as I can remember. Even as a young girl, I would play with dolls pretending they were my own children. I would volunteer to take care of a child whose mother needed rest and I loved being surrounded by little children. They were, literally, small bundles of joy. Even back then I would imagine being a mother to my own children – the games we would play, the rides we would take, and the places we would go.

Mexican fans were a bit excited Sunday when their national team beat defending champ Germany 1-0. How excited? So excited that apparently the whole country jumped at once, and seismic sensors in Mexico City detected a small earthquake.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 13: They lost their son during the April 2015 earthquake. While many ran for their lives as soon as the ground started shaking and buildings started crumbling, Yogesh Bashukala, 22, of Bhaktapur was more worried about his pet dog. He tried to descend from a second floor, hugging the dog tightly in his arms.  He got buried in quake rubble in seconds. The youngest son of Gyanendra and Rampiyari Bashukala, his body was later recovered by an army salvage team. He was still clutching Canty, and the dog was still breathing and quite safe.

Radisson spreads joy

January 3, 2018 09:49 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Radisson Hotel Kathmandu hosted an event called ‘Spread the love; spread the happiness’ on the occasion of New Year on Monday.

TOKYO, Oct 19: Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic “running blade” for the first time.

BUTWAL, July 4: When the election results of Gulmi district's Resunga Municipality were announced, the main opposition CPN-UML was declared victorious over its arch-rival Nepali Congress (NC) by a narrow margin of 147 votes. UML's Dilli Raj Bhusal won the elections by outgunning NC's Bhuwan Shrestha.

ILAM, May 2: Last year small scale tea farmers as well as big tea production companies were anxious over the lower tea production in Ilam and other surrounding districts famous for tea production. Thanks to favorable climate and rain on time, they are all smiles now.

Crimson joy

February 21, 2017 23:20 pm

“This stigma feeds on ignorance.” Meena called out. She paused for a moment as the words reclined to the back of the hut. Her eyes looked at all of the girls. As the eyes connected, they exchanged their deepest fears.

In pictures: Joy of graduation

December 29, 2016 18:43 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The Tribhuvan University (TU) on Thursday organized a convocation ceremony on the premises of the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk in Lalitpur. Thousands of TU graduates were present on the occasion.

A cuppa joy

December 1, 2016 23:55 pm

As the months get colder we must find various ways to warm ourselves and keep the winter blues away. The Week’s Reya Shreya Rai embarks on a mini journey around the city in search of winter friendly drinks that you can cozy up with. These places and the drinks are perfect for a weekend get together with friends and family.

The joy of swinging during Dashain

October 10, 2016 14:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: There is nobody who doesn't rejoice swing in Dashain, the biggest festival of Hindus.

Busloads of joy

September 14, 2016 00:45 am

There are already far too many vehicles on the streets of Kathmandu. Yet the year-on-year import of private vehicles continues to increase at an astonishing clip. For instance, despite the five months of border blockade, last year saw a 43 percent increase in vehicle imports from India.

KATHMANDU, July 27: "To what regions has the joy emanating from my resignation spread?" Is it within the country or outside?" Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli questioned here on Wednesday.

SAINT-DENIS, France, July 10: Eight months after a wave of attacks brought death to the streets of Paris, France's national team takes on Portugal in a European Championship final with more than just a silver trophy at stake.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Arrival of monsoon has boosted zeal and happiness of farmers. Farmers are seen busy working in fields toiling and planting paddy saplings with a hope of a good harvest. The government has been marking National Paddy Day of 15th day of the Nepali month of Asar.