Beginner’s guide to baking

May 26, 2017 09:57 am

Baking at home is tricky because of the small oven that people generally have at home. There are chances that your cake can get burnt if you don’t take care of the temperature. Some ovens might not even be able to provide enough heat for deep dishes, so you can buy a couple of shallow cake trays of the same width and then assemble the cake together. Make sure that your batter is airy so that your sponge becomes light.

Small steps

May 26, 2017 09:12 am

We all know what we should do to lose weight: Eat right and exercise. Knowing it is one thing but doing it is an entirely different ball game altogether. We all want to lose the jiggle but don’t want to blacklist our favorite eats, count every single calorie, or overdose on gym hours. I have been there. I was overweight but I lost more than 20 kilos. The good news, however, is that you can drop weight or maintain it without extreme dieting.

When Apple announced the iPod in 2001, its successes was largely tired to the iTunes store as well. Before such mass digitalization of music, people used to carry around bulky cassette players or compact disk players to satiate their portable music needs. While the iPod worked with digitalized music files that people used to rip off of musical compact disks, Apple made it even simpler by providing digital music files directly from the record companies themselves. This led to a revolution in the way digital musical content was being consumed, people started buying music directly from the iTunes store and transferring them to their iPods.

“I was born on the same day as King Birendra!” He would announce proudly during the heyday of monarchy. After struggling with asthma and lung failure, Thulba, as we fondly called him, passed away peacefully at 75 last Tuesday. Tika Dutta Ghimire was an ordinary man, humble and unknown to the world, to our family; he was a patriarch, and the keeper of our family traditions.

The silent epidemic

May 26, 2017 08:47 am

Back then is eight years ago and Astha* (name changed) was a 13-year-old eighth grader. She says she is unsure of her justification because even though she was a victim of emotional bullying by her peers at school, she is also well aware that she wasn’t the only one. They didn’t feel the need to hurt themselves but she did.

Little things

May 19, 2017 12:31 pm

Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge bigger than just how to make your limited space seem larger.

Safety first

May 19, 2017 12:26 pm

The sad fact is that there are just too many of us who aren’t. Accidents and incidents can happen anywhere, anytime. And when they do, it’s often those first few moments afterwards that are crucial in determining the speed of the recovery process.

Striking all the right notes

May 19, 2017 12:08 pm

A few minutes are simply not enough to talk about music with Lochan Rizal.

Going green

May 19, 2017 11:49 am

The social enterprise ‘Hamri Bahini – The Green Angels’ is not only working to protect the environment, it is also trying to give underprivileged women of Nepal a chance at decent living.

Work your back

May 19, 2017 10:28 am

“Back exercises do more than just tone your overall look. They also help keep you healthy and prevent injuries and poor posture,” says Sawod. There are many exercises you can do at home to work on these muscle areas. You need to, however, invest in a set of three to five kg dumbbells as well as a jump rope, if you don’t have them already.