Books for the visually impaired

July 8, 2016 10:08 am

The debate of Braille vs. audio books has been simmering in the visually impaired community for a while now. There are people who believe it’s time to move on to ITC approved audio books as well as other similar audio based learning guides. They confidently claim that there is no need for Braille anymore.

The benefits of reading

July 8, 2016 09:55 am

In the age of tweets, Facebook updates, and #Instagram, reading an entire novel or a substantial magazine article takes a backseat for many. But bookworms will vouch that reading can not only broaden your understanding of the world but it also helps you get through a sticking point in your life.

Pet care: The right way

July 8, 2016 09:38 am

Veterinary physician, Swayam Prakash Shrestha reveals that the state of a pet can actually tell a lot about its owner. Fortunately in his two decades experience running a vet clinic, he can see a distinct increase in the level of awareness among Nepalis when it comes to issues of pet care.

Is walking or running better for weight loss? What should we eat post workout? What are some foods we should avoid while trying to lose weight? Is it okay to drink? – These are some common questions I have been asked over the last few weeks by people who know me or read my column.

The domestic travel dilemma

July 1, 2016 11:00 am

All the concerned associations unanimously agree that various facilities and services can be tailored to meet Nepali travelers’ needs.

Fueling the soul

July 1, 2016 04:30 am

I have a friend who lost seven kilos in the first three weeks of eating right by doing just that and nothing else except walking to work every single day. In the next two weeks that followed, he lost an additional four kilos. In total, he lost 11 kilos in just five weeks.

Maestro Amber Gurung, 79, was declared clinically dead at 2:37 AM on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at the Grande Hospital of Kathmandu. He had a number of chronic ailments for years, and a couple of them were more than sufficient to claim him after months of protracted hospitalization.

With online stores slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores struggling to survive, things can sometimes seem a little sad for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world.

On the road

July 1, 2016 04:05 am

‘I was stuck in a traffic jam’ seems to be the most common excuse people give for their tardiness these days. But then again, traffic in Kathmandu does seem to be steadily worsening by the day.

Geek-ing over gizmos

July 1, 2016 04:00 am

The list of devices out there is basically endless. Electronics in this day and age have become an absolute necessity. But still, among the masses of our daily devices, there are some gadgets that stand head and shoulders apart.