Monsoon & mangoes

July 15, 2016 03:15 am

My wife loves the monsoon season. I don’t. She tells me that she loves the smell of rain. I don’t. Whenever it rains, she is happy. She tells me that she used to always dance in the rain. I then remember my childhood days.

Confessions of a dieter

July 15, 2016 03:00 am

Last summer I reached my goal weight and celebrated by treating myself to a vacation. During the vacation, I ate and drank without restraint, and went everywhere in tubes and taxis. Ten days later, I was back home, looking like my old self, and ready to go on a diet to lose all the kilos I had put on in Bangkok. I had lost four kilos and put on six.

Step off that scale

July 15, 2016 02:55 am

I was wondering how much you weigh, said a relative to my mother who promptly replied that she didn’t know because she hadn’t weighed herself in over a year. She told her that the only time she probably took her weight was when the nurse asked her to step on the weighing scale..

The winning act

July 15, 2016 02:50 am

Indira Joshi is well versed in the art of captivating her audience. Her presence never fails to excite concert crowds. It’s this kind of reaction that has helped her carve quite a niche for herself in the Nepali pop mainstream.

What is Kathmandu reading?

July 15, 2016 02:45 am

Reading has always been a choice. Especially when schedules are tight and other daily responsibilities make their presence felt, we all know how tricky it can be to find some ‘me’ time with a good book. Indeed, it can be a challenge, but not one that can’t be overcome. There are a few of us who always find a way to indulge in their literary fancy. So this time around, The Week asked them about the latest book that is keeping them occupied. From collection of personal stories, analytical reads to classics, we’ve got their eclectic answers here.

Books for thought

July 15, 2016 02:30 am

From the history of Homo Sapiens to the mysteries of Gods, genes and the cosmos, here are some great books that have already marked an impression upon the history of mankind and continue to rise profound controversies, support and criticism among the readers.

Lone road to Paralympic glory

July 8, 2016 10:54 am

It’s going to be a significant two months for Bikram Bahadur Rana and Laxmi Kunwar. Rana, who is still affiliated with the army, had lost his eye sight 13 years ago during combat. Kunwar, on the other hand, is bound to a wheel chair after a childhood spinal cord injury rendered her legs useless.

Campaigns for literacy

July 8, 2016 10:40 am

On June 24, Dolakha became the 29th district in the list of districts that have so far been declared ‘literate’ across Nepal. Amidst a program that included rallies involving school children, government representatives, members of political parties and civil societies, I/NGO staffs and representatives from UN agencies..

Leaps into the KNOWN

July 8, 2016 10:33 am

Human beings are creatures of habit. That being the case, how do we break from our musty routines so that we can lead better, more enriching lives? In his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant, a professor of management at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania..

Confessions of a workaholic

July 8, 2016 10:23 am

A few months ago I suffered from chronic headache, backache, and was always exhausted. My family said that I worked too hard and my body was rebelling but my reaction to it was ‘everybody works hard’.