The gravy train

November 18, 2016 09:02 am

Social media has been alight the last few days with outrage and indignation over the government’s decision to pay Sujata Koirala a ‘discounted’ amount of five million rupees for her cancer treatment abroad.

Royal pain

November 18, 2016 08:54 am

Among the main characters in JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy is Parminder Jawanda, an Indian-origin medical doctor practicing in south-western England. Knowing the human body up close, Parminder is forever amazed at how more people, young or old, don’t just keel over and die.

Made by the internet

November 18, 2016 08:38 am

Not everyone can boast of being an internet sensation but that’s a claim the 18-year-old vegetable seller from Baglung, Gorkha can easily make. After social media made a dreamy blue-eyed Pakistani chai wala shoot to fame overnight across the globe, Kusum Shrestha has become the internet’s new darling.

Visually yours

November 17, 2016 23:45 pm

Photo books are instrumental sources of photographs incorporated with texts that tell a visual story of what has been shot and how it has shaped the photographers that have taken the images. They are useful in studying the work of some of the really good photographers to find inspiration, develop your own ideas and style, and learn to visualize the world. Mandala Book Store displays various such photo books out of which The Week’s Joshna Karki picked the following six works that immortalizes the crafts, culture, lifestyle, norms and customs of the land of temples, Himalayas, adventure, and Travel – Nepal.

Yoga for beginners

November 17, 2016 23:30 pm

We work too much, party too hard, get little to no sleep, and don’t pay attention to our diet. Our bodies suffer a lot on daily basis and sadly, there might not be much we can do about it. But then, there’s yoga. This age old traditional practice provides a holistic approach to well-being and can be done by anyone, anywhere.

Physiotherapy for prevention

November 17, 2016 23:00 pm

Physiotherapy has gained significant popularity among the masses here in Nepal. Over the years, we can see that patients have developed a lot of confidence in the effectiveness of the treatment. Dr Prarthana Lohani Pant, at Medicare National Hospital and Research Center, points out the exercises recommended in physiotherapy aren’t only useful for relieving aches and pains but also preventing them. Here Dr Pant shares some views and useful tips.

Prechya Bajracharya, best known as Pari, has come a long way from being a YouTube sensation and a fierce competitor from the Raw Barz Rap Battle. The 22-year-old lady has risen as a singing protege leaving imprints in many other fields as well. The movie, Jatra, in which Prechya debuts in a supporting role releases today. Pari spoke to Reya Shreya Rai to talk about her struggles, alter-egos, and what makes her the person she is today.

The masterminds behind the tales

November 11, 2016 12:54 pm

Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival is a pioneering film festival in Nepal that showcases short films from Nepal and around the world. With 79 compelling and distinctive stories from all over the world, Ekadeshma’s fourth edition begins from today. This year, they tell tales about social struggles and self-revelations, penned down by both student filmmakers and renowned directors alike. The Week’s Reya Shreya Rai speaks to some of these talented filmmakers on their ideas and what they have to offer.

Timeless essentials

November 11, 2016 12:41 pm

Trends come and go but there are a few things that you should have in your wardrobe that will stay classy no matter the current trends. Don’t hesitate to invest in these wardrobe essentials, they will really help your style quotient despite the weather restrictions, and hence be worth every rupee. These timeless pieces can be worn any day, on any occasion, and will give you a great confidence boost.

Keeping it suave and breezy

November 11, 2016 12:23 pm

In the fashion-conscious world that we live in, we often find ourselves fretting too much about whether we’re dressing right or not.