Day to day commute for all the city dwellers in and around Kathmandu has truly become the stuff of nightmares. Even while the likes of Sajha Yatayat has been trying to expand, most recently adding 30 new buses on four routes for the convenience of the general public, there have been equally motivated attempts by other unions to block these kinds of introductions. While the politics regarding our general public transport system simmers on, the commuters are still suffering. The Week collected some their commuting experiences and views on the matter.
Not many people in Nepal would confess to seeing a therapist in the first place but Arpana Singh from Satdobato, Lalitpur, willingly talks about her weekly visits to a counselor in order to seek ‘treatment’ for her internet addiction. She feels internet addiction is a grave problem and people need to talk about it in order to find a solution.
Normally, people tend to mainly focus on the spices and flavoring while cooking Punjabi cuisines but the upcoming festival is looking to take the traditional, wholesome menus up a notch with their modern and progressive approach to it.
Have you washed your face, put on some toner and moisturizer and still felt like your skin isn’t clean or fresh enough? Though the regular cleansing-toning-moisturizing routine is essential, it just doesn’t cut it given how dusty and dirty the city seems to be getting by the day. The Week talked to some makeup artists in order to find out how they keep their skin looking dewy fresh. Here’s what they do (and what we should be doing).
If you are one of those people who appreciate a good tune and a good book equally, then you will definitely like these books we have picked out for you this week. From autobiographies of legends to books that will better your understanding of why you like certain melodies, these titles on music and its masters will have you hooked.
Both of them had very creative streaks every since they can remember and loved playing with colors and making things. When they met in college, they discovered each other’s passion for making cards. Often Aditee Bhattarai and Shrinkhala Shreshta’s friends and family would tell them to team up and start a business but they weren’t very sure about it. The Week caught up with them to learn about their journey that began from conquering that doubt to having over a thousand followers on Instagram today.
Everyone has flutes, glasses, and goblets at home but not everyone has flutes, glasses, and goblets that can start a conversation and bring a party to life. Not only are these pieces good investment because they will last you a long time and make any dinner event classy and elegant by adding a lot of oomph factor to it, they won’t cost you a fortune to begin with. Invest in these pieces today and add some charm to your simple dinner set as well as create heirlooms over the years.
If you are traveling when a Nepal bandh has been called, you will inevitable run into a lot of trouble. That’s what happened during my trip to Lumbini where I got stuck on the way for hours on end, and reached the hotel I was staying in only at 1 am in the morning instead of the scheduled 10 pm earlier that night.
A few years ago, one of my friends from the UK happened to be in Nepal around this time of the year specifically the fortnight covering the ‘Shivaratri’ and Holi festivals. He hadn’t come here for spiritual reasons (although he may beg to differ), to revel in water or color fights or even to find the ‘meaning of life’ – that curious pursuit that tends to preoccupy a lot of visitors from the western hemisphere.
I don’t know Gagan Thapa well. What I know better is that I want him to continue as my health minister. How many ministers have there been in the post-1990 democratic Nepal who have done something worthwhile for the common folks and not directed all their focus on enriching themselves and their mother parties? Gokarna Bista. Lalbabu Pandit. Janardan Sharma. Narayan Kaji Shrestha. There aren’t many.