All good things start with an idea. Manish Shrestha and Kreeti Shakya, both of whom are in their 30s now, came to Kathmandu with a dream to bring a creative edge to marketing in Nepal. After working for a few years in the U.S they realized that there was a need for a ‘paradigm shift’ in the marketing sector back in their country. There was a gap between the creative minds and the communications sector. To fill in this vacuum and to provide a platform for innovative talents the duo started their own venture, the Kazi Studios.
She entered the court for the first time when she was seven. This young dreamer knew exactly what she wanted when she was in grade two. “Like any other kid I loved playing”, says Pratibha Mali, “but I took my game a bit too seriously”. At the young age of thirteen, she joined the national volleyball team. She is now only fifteen and has already represented Nepal in various international platforms.
Over the past few years, we have all come to know and love Dayahang Rai. Whether it be as Gofle in Loot, Batase in Purano Dunga or Kaji in Kabaddi Kabaddi, Rai has managed to win us over with his effortless acting skills and great comic timing. Here, we get a glimpse of the man behind the actor.
So what do you want from your next holiday? If you are in no mood to settle for just sightseeing or shopping, but want the whole package i.e. adventure, activities, culture, all in the lap of breathtaking nature, then The Week has just the right option. Pack your rucksacks for we are headed to explore the barren and rugged beauty of Ladakh.
Everybody who loves to travel knows that it is full of pitfalls. One wrong step and your vacation could be ruined – by a dingy hotel room, an overpriced restaurant, a wasted afternoon at a tourist-trap attraction or an overnight flight crammed in the middle seat. Though travels are full of major decisions, paying attention to little things is what makes a trip easy and less stressful. Guarantee a smooth trip by planning it thoroughly. Here are some tips to get you started.
With people getting really enthusiastic about fitness, we get to hear of so many different forms of workouts that it often leaves us confused as to what to try and what will work best for us. If you are one of those people then don’t fret. There are some tried and tested exercises that work for everyone. The Week spoke to Sumnima Pandey, instructor at Dance Fever (Rhythm of Soul), Maitidevi, Kathmandu, to find out more about these basic exercise forms and how they can help you stay on the right fitness path.
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.
It’s perhaps the most known conundrum we, as Nepalis face, and the views on the matter too are drastically divided. While some consider staying abroad after completing your education as a no brainer, we also can’t ignore those who are choosing to return home and make a life here. The Week bought two individuals who have made their decision on the matter for The Great Debate.
Pani-puri has long been a part people’s lives in Kathmandu, and every corner and alley seems to have its own local pani-puri vendor. Tiwari Sonali Fast Food, formerly known as the Tiwari Brothers, is one that has been around for more than 40 years. It was established three generations ago, in New Road, and is being run by Gopal Prasad Shah and his family for the last nineteen years.
With the summer heat setting in and humidity levels rising, sweating has become a part of our daily life. While deodorant takes care of most of it, it becomes problematic when it is your facial glands that go on an overdrive. The Week talked to Rofina Singh, proprietor and beautician of Serene Salon of Hair and Beauty, at Pulchowk, Lalitpur to find ways to get rid of this problem once and for all. “More than just the weather, your daily activities and hormones also play a role in making your face oily. But if you take proper care of your skin, this can easily be brought under control,” she says.