In Vajani VDC in Tikapur, the water level after the floods hasn’t receded yet. In four different wards of the area, most of the land is still submerged under water, and houses in these areas are completely inundated by the floods as well. Almost 4000 houses are estimated to have been affected so far.
The reports of the recent flooding, which are yet to uncover the full extent of the disaster, claim that over one-hundred lives have been lost and hundreds of thousands affected in what is one of the worst rains in 15 years in Nepal. Approximately US $1.3million has been pledged to the flood response in the country, as of data available on August 16.
We all want to achieve a JLo-esque glow at home but battling skin problems is perhaps the most difficult thing all girls face at some point in their lives. Then there are some people who just seem to be blessed with good skin and while we envy them, we also want to know their beauty secrets so that we too can benefit from the wisdom. So, The Week had some of Kathmandu’s favorite celebrities spill the beans.
“If you are tired walking the streets of New Road, sit down with us for a cup of tea,” says Navin Maharjan, owner of Himalaya Tea Corner. “We have free tea tasting service. And you must not hesitate to taste our tea even if you don’t intend to buy it,” he adds.
With exams around the corner you might be looking for a peaceful place to study but with the dearth of libraries in our city and coffee shops being too nosy and crowded (not to mention expensive), you might not have an option but to put a ‘do not disturb’ sign on your door and hope your siblings give you some space. But that is highly unlikely. This is where Mero Reading Room located in mid-Baneshwor comes to your rescue.
Time and again we hear the alarming news that certain deadly flu virus has been detected in our city too. While we immediately start taking a few safety measures like not eating out or wearing masks, many of us aren’t armed with the most basic information to be able to safeguard ourselves properly.
“We are riding at more than 4000m high and, as you ride, you see these massive structures from afar. You can’t make this trip on a bike from Nepal but in Tibet you can ride up to the base camp. As you get closer, riding in that cold air, it seems so surreal. Even now as I close my eyes, I can feel the moment.”