We all love flowers around the house. The effect a bunch of roses has on our mood as well as the ambience is tremendous. However, buying them every day or even every week isn’t a very financially viable option. We at The Week visited a few flower shops around town to find out simple ways to arrange flowers to liven up your living space as well as tricks to make them stay fresh longer.
Kathmanduities love their food. We have already established that fact. Whether it is hanging out with friends or going out for a business meeting, as city dwellers, we find that most of our activities revolve around restaurants and cafes. So, perhaps, it was only about time that our love for food spilled over Instagram as well. Nepali ‘foodgrammers’ are experiencing a steady rise in their popularity these days.
Nirogdham was established in 2001 and aims to make the community a healthier place through yoga and correct eating habits. Their belief is that ailments like diabetes, blood pressure and even obesity can be controlled by making changes in your eating habits. The Week talked to Dr Umesh Shrestha, founder of this Philanthropic social organization, to find out how we can eat right to stay healthy and fit.
For Nepalis, India provides many quick holiday options. From alluring hill stations to hot dessert landscapes, India has something for all kinds of travelers. And each places comes with it unique culture, history, and cuisines making them all equally exciting vacation spots.
The first thing you’ll notice about Singapore is how well maintained, structured, and clean it is. The air seems fresh, free of dust, and that will really excite you right now, given the condition of our roads and quality of air these days. A five-day trip to Singapore is enough for you to enjoy everything it has to offer, though you can choose to stay as long as you want and leisurely go about your days. It’s a small city and expensive too but there’s still a lot to do here (on a budget).
Nepal is a male dominated society which is why women workers aren’t valued much. I got involved in FWEAN to bring their work to the forefront. I wanted to make the decision makers aware about the kind of work women were doing in Nepal and also make sure that the products women entrepreneurs were making in Nepal met certain standards.
“When you empower a woman, you empower a family. When you empower a family, you empower a community. And when you empower a community, you empower a nation.”
These words were spoken by Jean Shafiroff, a philanthropist and volunteer leader of several Southampton and New York charities. This week, women entrepreneurs join us to talk about their businesses and the challenges they faced while starting off and along the way.
When I was a teenager, Valentine’s Day was all about buying a single red rose, a big card from Archies and a packet of Dairy Milk chocolate and asking one of smartest six-year-old in the neighborhood to give your gift to your crush. After receiving the gift, the lady of your dreams would throw away the rose, tear up the card but would take the chocolate. Then she would look around to figure out who the stalker was and, after finding no one, would loudly curse as she went home.
There is a Chinese restaurant just off Leicester Square in London that has pretty decent food (if you like the sort of Chinese food that has been tweaked to suit a British palate) but what it is arguably more famous for is its appalling service. Yes, you read that right. It is frequented by people just as much for its brusque service as for its food. Now, in a place like London, an establishment that chooses to dispense with its ‘pleases’ and ‘thank you’s’ might have stumbled upon a unique, if rather risky, selling point.
The Hindu 13-day death rituals are explained in Grihya Sutra and it’s written about in the Garuda Purana as well. While some believe in its significance wholeheartedly and think it’s actually therapeutic as well to the mourners, there are quite a few who think such traditions could go through some changes. A few shared their thoughts on the matter.