Boutique cafes

December 9, 2016 10:25 am

When good food and music meet open space for work, relaxation and amusingly an outlet to shop, what else could anyone want? Located alongside the lively road of Lazimpat is Fashion Delicacy, the nook of Ranibari Marg is Mitini Café and Shop, and opposite the American Embassy in Maharajgunj is Café Tara – places where food comes with a package of other services, and great services to boot.

Musical morning

December 9, 2016 10:04 am

I wasn’t a morning person, not unless you consider someone who wakes up at 10 am to be a morning person. But then, a few years ago, I got married which says a lot about why I wake up at the ungodly hour of 6 am these days. No, I didn’t have to do household chores but waking up early was crucial to create a good impression.

Beardology 101

December 9, 2016 09:51 am

Regardless of whether it started off as a No Shave November initiative or a desperate attempt to look more mature, it didn’t take long for those growing a beard to realize that the act isn’t as simple as one might have imagined. There are several issues that come with this decision and as Sanju Lama from Asylum Hair Salon shares it tends to be her male clients’ most common concern.

The great disservice

December 9, 2016 05:27 am

It’s no secret that customer service in Nepal isn’t all that great. In fact, it is seriously lacking in most places where we spend our money – from the grocery store and clothing outlet to banks and hospitals. Despite the fact that there are people whose job is to help customers and clients in every place you go, you often find yourself lost and helpless. The Week asked a few people to share their experiences about the customer service in Nepal. Here’s what they had to say.

After a trip to the Ice Lake, we headed back to our hotels. We had decided to rest for a while and then head off to Tilicho. But we had to change our plans because a) our bodies felt numb due to excessive walking and b) the weather and rainfall forecast for the next few days didn’t look great. We were sad that we had to leave Tilicho for another time but were, at the same time, excited to move towards the world’s highest crossable pass – Thorong la Pass.

Around the world

December 9, 2016 03:47 am

Jiba Lamichhane is a businessman who has traveled to around 100 countries till date and, as a rule, doesn’t repeat a vacation spot as there are so many other places in the world to see and explore. His travelling days started when he went to university in Moscow where he would save all year and travel during the term break in July and August. Compiling his experiences, he wrote his first book ‘Sarsarti Sansaar’ which is being launched this Saturday. The Week’s Isha Upadhyay caught up with him to find out more about the experiences that inspired him to write his book.

Federal express

December 9, 2016 01:24 am

You could be forgiven for thinking that the title is a reference to a renowned courier company but it seemed rather appropriate when describing the haste with which the demarcation of federal state boundaries is being pushed through in the constitution amendment proposal. It’s not unlike the ‘express’ manner in which our country was simply declared a ‘federation’ in the first place, without engaging the public in any way.

It’s a sham

December 9, 2016 01:22 am

The other day, my wife kicked me out of the bed after reading something on Facebook. As I lay on the floor, my wife looked very sad. I asked her what had happened. Was it another aftershock or a new earthquake somewhere that upset her, I inquired.

Each year, on December 9, the world marks International Anti-Corruption Day. We treat this not only as a means to raise awareness, but also as an opportunity to showcase innovative ways that people and organizations can work together to counter this scourge.

A tale of grit and interesting times

December 9, 2016 00:07 am

This two-volume work is a translation into English of an autobiographical account of the life and times of Ganesh Man Singh, as told to journalist and Nepali Congress party activist Mathbarsingh Basnet. The translation from the Nepali original was done by Prof. Lal D.Rai. These accounts appeared in serial form in the Nepali language weekly Punarjagaran, and in the weeklies Vishwasandesh, Vishwadoot and Vartalap before that.  Mathbarsingh took