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?
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.