Confessions of a spendthrift

August 5, 2016 02:00 am

A colleague recently confessed that she finishes her salary in two weeks time, and that her savings account currently has Rs 700 and that’s because Rs 500 is the minimum balance required to maintain that account.

Words to remember

August 5, 2016 01:30 am

There are some lines that just stay with us forever. They make such an impression that we find ourselves reciting them time and again. So The Week asked some readers, in particular poetry enthusiasts, to share such discoveries and tell us what it means to them. From Wordsworth to our very own slam poet, their picks take us through a treasure trove of various commendable works.

Women in Thangka painting

July 29, 2016 05:30 am

Every single time a customer enters her teacher’s thangka shop in Bhaktapur, Meru Tamang can’t help but look up expectantly from the back room. The 21 year old apprentice can be found practicing her shading and coloring there on the weekdays. She has been training in the arts of thangka painting for a little more than a year now and the first batch of the work she has helped with has only recently been put up for sale. So whenever a potential buyer begins to survey the various thangkas at the shop’s display, she shares that she can’t help but feel a tinge of nerves and excitement.

Celebrating and conserving wildlife

July 29, 2016 04:00 am

In the Tarai Arc Landscape of Nepal, wildlife biologists, researchers and field staff from the Government of Nepal, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) are using cameras equipped with infrared triggers, called camera traps, to obtain critical data about wildlife and their habitats.

Remembering Dr. NN Sinha

July 29, 2016 02:30 am

Dr. Professor and HMG Secretary Narsingh Narayan Sinha passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 85. He was Professor of English at the Department of English, University College, Tribhuvan University (TU) at Kirtipur, where he taught us, the 11 MA students – the ‘Group of 1969-71.’

Tales of Kathmandu Traffic

July 29, 2016 02:15 am

Recently, our traffic police increased the fines for all traffic violations. I told my wife it was a good thing and our Kathmandu drivers will now think twice before violating traffic rules.

The quest to go virtual

July 29, 2016 01:45 am

At a time when computers have become indispensible and people have begun relying on the Internet to perform more than 90 percent of their tasks, it’s no surprise that libraries too have found their place in the digital world. This trend of virtual libraries has already proven to be popular among the developed and developing countries and concerned parties in the under developed regions too are also working hard to bring its conveniences to its people.

Fine storytelling

July 29, 2016 01:35 am

Manjushree Thapa is a writer of all seasons on Nepal. She is back into the leading literary space of South Asia with her stunningly beautiful novel All of Us in Our Own Lives – and proves how her absenteeism from literary writings was a part of mission that is completed now. There can’t be an easy way to outwit chaos, especially while delving into the lives across spectrums. But the myths are myths; they can’t be like the whole component of real ideas and action. Manjushree made a distinct mark through her latest book where she has succeeded in weaving an unusual story of an encounter between strangers who shape one another’s lives in fateful ways.

Style for every size

July 29, 2016 00:30 am

The glamorous world of fashion can be vicious at times, especially when you don’t fit in its mold. Its ever-growing body image issues and how it impacts the way women, and even men, feel and dress in their day-to-day lives are still hot topics of debate. However, fortunately we can find some who are campaigning to break the body image stereotypes within the industry. Motivated by their own personal experiences, we see many bloggers paving the way for fashion enthusiasts with different body types.

Food for fitness

July 29, 2016 00:04 am

A lot of people tell me that they exercise so much, sometimes even putting in two hours per day at the gym in addition to home workouts, but they are still unable to lose weight. I always tell them to look into their diet. It doesn’t matter how much you exercise if you don’t pay attention to your meals. After all, weight loss is 70% diet and 30% exercise. You could be hitting the gym every day in addition to walking to work, but all that will be wasted effort if you don’t change the way you eat.