Crossing over to the dark side

August 12, 2016 01:30 am

To have a hero, you need a villain. And in the channels of literary history, there are many. In fact many villains have been accredited for making the plots that much more interesting and the book that much more memorable. So The Week asked some writers and theater aficionados to shed some light on what makes a good antagonist. They also share their favorite literary villains and the reasons they love them.

A thought-provoking read

August 12, 2016 01:00 am

The chances that you would leave the book midway are next to nil – thanks to its gripping narration, well put-together plot and storyline.

The class act

August 12, 2016 00:30 am

The music legacy may have begun with her father but Reema Gurung Hoda holds her own in the industry. Her delicate voice and pleasing singing style catapulted her as one of the most popular female vocalists more than a decade ago. However despite her veteran status, Gurung still remains active on the scene. She has not only worked on her own albums but is also a regular feature on numerous collection albums. The Week caught up with the singer to discuss her playlist as well as reflect on the current music scene.

Weight lifting for women

August 12, 2016 00:04 am

Training with weights will increase your lean muscle mass. And the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn. And the more calories you burn, the leaner you will get.

A breath of fresh air

August 5, 2016 10:30 am

Namje came into light after being listed in the top 12 best undiscovered places in the world by CNN. With no roads that take you directly to the village, you need to walk along a series of footpaths with the view of the Mount Makalu for company.

Yes, you can

August 5, 2016 10:00 am

I have discovered that no matter how hard weight loss might be, it can seem a lot easier if you don’t stress about it so much. You need to give yourself some credit for thinking about weight loss and healthy living in the first place.

Weaving tales to connect

August 5, 2016 06:00 am

Personally I feel writers should research more before working on their books. We write about common folks but we do so with detachment. It’s almost like peeking from a 12th floor of a building and writing about how a man on the ground feels.

The slippery slope of self-diagnosis

August 5, 2016 04:30 am

With literally millions of medical websites, blogs, and other pages, the Internet can spew out an overwhelming amount of information or actually misinformation, in many cases.

The spiraling state of health

August 5, 2016 04:00 am

The state of our health is largely dictated by where we live and how we live. Different cities report varying trends when it comes to health issues.

Swimming with Katie

August 5, 2016 02:30 am

Every night during the fortnight of the summer games, I would be riveted to the idiot box for the highlight package of the day’s events. I enjoyed the footage of all sports: weight-lifting, track and field, football, table tennis. But most of all I wanted to watch swimming and diving.