With the spring right on our doorsteps, it is time to banish the bulky winter wardrobe and bring out the colorful and patterned clothes to welcome the warmer months. But this time of the year, you will want to make sure you have light layers on if you are planning to stay out for the evening.
If you need a break or want to have an adventurous weekend, then camping around the valley might be exactly what you are looking for. There are a few spots really close by that you might want to head to for that. Himalayan Worldwide Treks and Expeditions have packages that are complete with guides, sherpas (porters) and a cook.
There are always two ways of traveling and discovering a place: There is the tourist’s route and then there is the local way. Even when you are trying to navigate your way through the same location, you will be surprised at the disparity in the things that these two routes have to reveal.
February 2017 marks eight years of the beginning of the Arab Spring protest of 2011 in Libya, which led to the ousting and ultimate death of Muammar Gaddafi (the deposed leader of Libya). My project team and I were on one of the last commercial flights leaving Libya at that time and though now it is a good story to tell, it could have gone horribly wrong.
There is no need to cringe. This is not a list of grievances from a feminist. It’s more of a day to day observation because being a modern woman in our society has never been this intriguing before. The subtle differences in the meaning and expression of being a female who is in tune with the times but living against the backdrop of some of our still persistent orthodox values and traditions make for a truly fascinating survey.
When we read books we submerge ourselves into the fantasy land so completely that some of us never really leave that place. In our daydreams we are always there, living a life that is full of magic and possibilities. The Week talked to a few avid readers to find out what catches their fantasy and what they would like to do when in their dream place.
Her friends and relatives often tell her that they don’t know what to feed her when they invite her for dinner. Her answer is always the same: I’ll eat anything and everything that grows in the fields and isn’t sourced from animals. Shristi Shrestha, animal rights activist, freelance writer, and fitness instructor, has been vegan for five years now and says that it isn’t a difficult lifestyle, despite what many might think, if you educate yourself and realize how your choices affect every living being. Here, she joins The Week to talk about her vegan lifestyle and how those who are interested can join her in this noble path.
Having grown dreadlocks herself once, Sanju Lama can’t think of any reasonable explanation as to why anyone would choose to have them. She remembers the pain of maintaining it. But she also recalls exactly how cool and confident they made her feel. Apparently, she enjoyed every moment of it and, these days, she enjoys hooking her clients with them. A large number of Lama’s clientele at the Asylum Salon in Thamel include foreigners but, over the years, she has also seen the trend gain an immense of popularity among Nepalis. Here the hairstylist shares her tips on maintaining dreadlocks.