Taking on off season travel

March 16, 2018 09:40 am

We have heard people rave about the benefits of travelling during off seasons many times right here in our travel page. We have had travel agents note it as one of the effective ways to save while planning trips. We have had trekkers recall discovering completely new sights of well-known routes, even backpackers sharing the simple luxury of skipping long queues and tourist crowds, all because they chose to skip the travel season.

After Aurora

March 16, 2018 09:32 am

Frequently tagged as the most beautiful natural phenomena, the polar lights are something you must see at least once in your lifetime. The polar lights, also called aurora, are an ethereal and mystical light show seen at night – commonly displaying the color green but also other colors like pink, yellow, violet and more rarely blue, orange and white.

Best of both worlds

March 16, 2018 09:24 am

They call it transitional style. The marriage between traditional Nepali and modern interior results in elegant and enduring designs and it’s a theme that interior designers like Sapana Bhusal, from Bella Casa, are often requested for by their clients.

No matter how many hours you spend scrolling through the internet to create a perfect design plan or rotating accessories throughout your house, interior decorating is always a bit tricky. And if that weren’t enough of a challenge, there are some basic décor mistakes that we unknowingly succumb to that send all our efforts down the drain. So The Week sought the help of Shreebha Shrestha, interior designer at Interior Points Nepal in Shankhamul, Kathmandu, to list out the top five common mistakes we all make while decorating our homes and also learn how to best correct them.

Good Reads

March 16, 2018 09:11 am

The Himalayas, the tallest and the youngest mountains in the world, spread from Afghanistan and Pakistan through India, Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar with their northern extrusions the Ximalaya Shanmai across the Tibetan plateau in China.

For the love of riding

March 16, 2018 09:05 am

Though he got his official motorcycle license at the age of 18, Bikram Thapa says he has been riding ever since he was six years old. And after being a part of the Asia Cup of Road Racing 2014 in Motegi, Japan, he is considered Nepal’s first professional motorcycle racer to take part in an international racing tournament.

Going all out for road safety

March 16, 2018 08:59 am

Two years ago, Prarthana Saakha, managing director of Helmets Nepal, a store that sells safety equipment for two-wheelers, survived a fatal accident.  Her vehicle had been hit by a truck. “That close encounter with death changed my life and made me realize the importance of road safety as well,” says Saakha. Since then, she has been actively involved in spreading awareness about road safety.

Music, melodies, and milestones

March 16, 2018 08:46 am

They make music that you crave to hear when you are away from home. Their lyrics speak to you and seem to understand your emotions at each phase of life. The pioneer of blend folk melodies and groundbreaker of Nepali pop songs, Nepathya, is a band that has consistently been able to produce popular songs over the past 25 years. They have also creatively transformed Nepali music and, along the way, become an important socio-cultural force.

The Good men

March 16, 2018 08:20 am

It’s a rare breed. And I say so because, having lived in a patriarchal setting most of my life, I have seen enough couples to know that men hardly ever appreciate all that women do (or are culturally forced to do) for them.

Stealing the show

March 16, 2018 08:12 am

Pushpa Khadka, who ventured into the Nepali entertainment industry as a dancer, was first noticed for his stellar performance in ‘Dharpanchaya 2’. Now that his second release ‘Mangalam’ has hit the theaters, he feels he has finally arrived.