Sneak in exercise

April 14, 2017 11:28 am

We are all guilty of making elaborate plans to exercise more and lose weight. We sign up for Zumba classes, take up a gym membership, and make plans to play badminton or go hiking on the weekends but it all goes for a toss after a week or so of enthusiasm. Often times, work or family commitments take over, and workouts take a backseat.

Quick & easy meals

April 14, 2017 11:25 am

Don’t have an hour to spend simmering dinner over the stove or waiting for it to bake in the oven? Seriously, who has that time and patience to prepare dinner after a busy day at work? All you want to do is have something filling and nice, watch some TV, maybe read a little, and go to bed.

Look your best

April 14, 2017 10:53 am

Makeup is an essential part of our lives. Although most of us can do the most basic of makeup, making your skin look flawless and having your makeup last all day long is a whole another ball game. The Week talked to makeup artist Bhumi Rimal to know what are the basics of makeup you shouldn’t miss out on.

The sound of Silence

April 14, 2017 10:03 am

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the permissible limit of sound is 70 to 80 decibels but in Kathmandu, the level of noise easily reaches 100 to 120 decibels. In a bid to lessen noise pollution, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Department (MTPD) and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) decided to ban the use of pressure horns except during emergencies starting April 14 (today) which is also the Nepali New Year.

The masked existence

April 14, 2017 08:53 am

By now, we have all complained. We all have had our fair share of fits over the appalling state of the city and stung by the unjust circumstance – having to live and breathe in these conditions, cursed from behind cheap masks and those of exorbitant rates. So with that done, what next? Surely, as citizens, that isn’t the limits of our capacity?

Easy art

April 14, 2017 00:30 am

So you want to make stencils? That’s not surprising considering how stencils are becoming popular as a quick way to decorate a bare wall at homes and offices. For a long time, stencils have been one of the most popular techniques of urban artists worldwide. Artists love stencils because they are fast and easy to use, but the process of creating a stencil is neither quick nor simple. There are several things you need to consider before getting into the process. Here, Bibek Thapa Magar, graphic designer at ArtLab Nepal, talks about the nitty-gritties of stencils, and interior designer Lasata Shrestha explains how we can incorporate this contemporary form of art into our home décor.

Talking rubbish

April 14, 2017 00:00 am

There is no better way of predicting the onset of summer than the stench that – like clockwork – starts to emanate from the Bagmati river around this time of the year.

Baby on board

April 7, 2017 12:35 pm

As it is traveling is a difficult thing that requires a lot of preparation but traveling with a baby is a different matter altogether. It’s not only a hassle if the kid is prone to throw tantrums but because they need round the clock attention, no amount of groundwork is enough. Here, mothers who have traveled with their kids share their insights on how to make your trip as smooth as possible with your children in tow.

Go Digital

April 7, 2017 12:09 pm

Security and privacy These are matters that both Ali and Lamichhane ask anybody thinking of using digital payment services to be extra wary about. They too are all too aware of the security risks and threats that come in this line of business, which is why they have designed their software as well as policies accordingly. It’s the reason they maintain strict activity logs, use programs to ensure clients create strong passwords, provide services that send instant notifications of transactions and so on. Apparently, their more-than-a-decade worth of experience developing software in the mobile banking sector has influenced a lot of their decisions here as well.

Eat better, live better

April 7, 2017 12:00 pm

Even though you have been eating relatively healthy, occasionally your body needs to detoxify and eliminate all the toxins that have been building up. The Week talked to a few fitness trainers around town to create a weekly schedule you can follow to start a healthy month. It will not only benefit your digestive system and your liver, you will also see the results in your skin and your energy levels.