KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Major political parties have intensified political meetings to decide on a candidate for the country’s new president.

Stories have a powerful influence on children’s understanding of cultural and gender roles. Parents need to understand that stories develop their children’s literacy. Stories convey values, beliefs, attitudes, and social norms that shape children's perceptions and reality.

A new relation, "Friendastic"

May 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Our story of friendship is different. In this era where technologies exist everywhere, rule every soul, we were different.


April 26, 2019 10:00 am

As your well-wisher, silent and innocent lover, I loved you immensely without caring if you ever truly loved me or not.

Argentina’s World Cup ambitions rest heavily on the shoulders of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi, who is still searching for his first piece of major silverware with his country.

Understanding BRI

May 8, 2018 01:30 am

As China remains engaged in improving connectivity in the neighborhood, there is a great optimism about BRI in Nepal

Understanding Shiva

May 5, 2018 00:12 am

The poison kalakuta is one of the strongest metaphors for all greed, desire, anguish and anger which we erringly choose at the cost of destroying divinity within us.

We all remember the ‘why’ stage, either our own or that of our kids. Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed so early? Why can’t I play football in the kitchen while you’re cooking dinner? The incessant questioning, the desperate need to understand may be maddening for the target but it marks a key stage in a child’s development of language and cognition.

Understanding UTI

March 30, 2018 07:26 am

It is said that Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is so common that it affects more than 50% of women at least once in their lifetime. However, despite being so prevalent, this ailment is rarely discussed in public and is often hushed upon even in closed rooms.

KATHMANDU: After four days of intense backache, Shristi Thapa (name changed) finally decided to head to visit a physician in a prominent hospital in Kathmandu.

Understanding grief

February 3, 2018 00:59 am

One can never get over grief, one can only get on with it. You never move on, you move forward with it.

Understanding acupuncture

January 12, 2018 10:01 am

Influenced from traditional Chinese culture, the history of acupuncture can be traced back to at least 2,500 years.

Understanding common symptoms

January 5, 2018 08:25 am

“Eating a well balanced diet provides our body the required vitamins and minerals to function efficiently,” says Dr Sunil Koirala, consultant physician at Meridian Health Care Center in Kathmandu. According to him, these nutrients help our body perform a wide range of activities and play a crucial role in keeping us healthy. But in cases of nutritional deficiencies, our body may display certain signs and symptoms that we cannot afford to ignore. The Week spoke to Dr Koirala to understand these signs and symptoms better and also find out ways in which we can deal with them.

Understanding the world through travel

November 18, 2017 10:09 am

I have always been inspired by travel articles, wanderlust journeys and travel magazines. Besides that, I’m kind of a character who is enthusiastic to study about brand new culture and their population. Since I’m an easy going and the youngest member, my family constantly supports me in my decision. Therefore last year on October 29, 2016, I planned to go Singapore, the Lion City of Asia for vacation. It was my first experience to travel any international country so somewhere I was nervous but more than that I was passionate and eager to visit Singapore.  I travelled alone to Singapore and I had transit in Malaysia and there I stayed with my cousin sister and her family in Gurkha Contingent Camp.

Beginner’s guide to understanding IPO

November 17, 2017 09:55 am

Unfortunately schools don’t teach us about the ways we can get our finances in order. So it isn’t uncommon to find young adults and adults alike who are fairly clueless about managing their money. What’s more, taking care of your financial future isn’t only about sticking to a budget and saving cash at a bank.

Understanding dementia

September 22, 2017 11:55 am

This not only affects memories but all other mental faculties like planning, language, daily activities. Dementia occurs due to the shrinking of the brain size and progressive death of brain cells due to abnormal accumulation of certain harmful proteins, as they grow older.

Understanding Money Matters

July 3, 2017 15:17 pm

Prakash Koirala is the founder and director of Finlit Nepal Pvt Ltd – an organization under Nepal Prosperity Institute, a think tank based in Kathmandu – which provides financial literacy to the school students and communities. Koirala, who founded Finlit back in 2015, has provided financial literacy training to more than 45,000 people of 43 districts.

Understanding the responsibility

June 30, 2017 16:50 pm

There is a popular saying that a teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops. And if you have good teachers, their teachings will always remain with you and help you lead a successful life. Moreover, everybody is not able to be a good teacher.

Understanding adult acne

June 30, 2017 10:35 am

It is the bane of so many people’s life. Contrary to popular belief, acne can affect you beyond your adolescence. Be it in form of old bumps and scars or even recent breakouts, many find that they need to come in terms with adult acne. And, needless to say, it can be quiet distressing. Even Dr Sabina Bhattarai from Apollo Hospital shares that their own studies have proved that acne tends to have significant emotional trauma on those who suffer from it.

Understanding diabetes

June 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Diabetes is a chronic disease where the body either can’t produce insulin or can’t utilize the insulin it produces very well. There are many, who despite having this disease or having family members diagnosed with it, don’t know much about it. The Week talked to Dr Priyadarshani Yonzan, endocrinologist at Alka Hospital, Ekantakuna, to know more about how diabetes affects the body and how it can be managed.

Understanding anxiety

March 10, 2017 00:35 am

A lot of people in the valley suffer from anxiety but still don’t know what anxiety really is. When the physical symptoms manifest, they go from doctor to doctor, never being satisfied with any of their diagnosis because the symptoms persist. When they finally visit a psychiatrist, they have a big file of medical reports with them but not a single solution. The Week talked to Dr Arun Kunwar to know more about this disorder.

Understanding hysteria

January 25, 2017 00:25 am

The subconscious mind takes control of body resulting in hysteria symptoms like crying, screaming and fainting

HETAUDA, Dec 21: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said the elections of all three tiers would be possible only through understanding among all the political parties.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 18: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel on Saturday emphasized the need for political parties to show flexibility and mutual understanding for the implementation of the constitution.

Focus on understanding

October 26, 2016 10:15 am

I have been with my girlfriend for about six months now. Just last week we were on a date at a restaurant. She left her phone at the table while she went to the restroom. I know I shouldn’t have been too nosy but I checked her phone and found out that she still talks with her ex-boyfriend.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Lawmakers have criticized Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal for saying that he has already reached an understanding with Chief Commissioner at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki not to take forward the investigation on the cantonment corruption case.

Understanding situational questions

September 13, 2016 10:12 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Interviews are a common platform to judge a candidate. It is tough to really know the future performance of a candidate just from a single interview. But organizations have no better alternatives to interviews.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has pledged to forge a common understanding among major political forces on the number of local bodies and criteria for restructuring them, and provide it to the commission formed to fix the number and boundaries of local bodies within a week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have reached a three-point understanding on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: ‘Pahunch,’ a reality show focusing on actual challenges and circumstances undertaken by the police while solving crimes, will be aired from August this year. Eight contestants from different walks of life will be performing different tasks in the show. This is a first of its kind reality show, and has been conceptualized by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Nepal and funded by UKAID.

Understanding Indian economy