The last goodbye

February 10, 2017 02:00 am

Nepalis, especially the younger generation, now freely admit that they wouldn’t mind a more convenient and compact way to mourn their loss. The debate about the last rite rituals seem poised to rage on.

Short & simple

February 10, 2017 01:30 am

After receiving much accolade and applause at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), the 17-minute short movie Dadyaa: The Woodpeckers of Rotha, recently bagged the special jury award for cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival. Dadyaa is a poignant Nepali story based in Karnali where Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without a word.  Priyanka Gurung sat down with Chintan Rajbhandari, director of photography of the movie, to talk about the win and reflect on the movie making process. ​

The craft of making chocolates

February 10, 2017 01:15 am

If you try these chocolates, you’ll probably never be satisfied with other chocolates ever again. Smriti Tuladhar’s homemade chocolates are that good. She ensures that the chocolates, made without preservatives, are crafted to perfection. It’s been less than a year that she started the chocolate company Bittersweet but she already has a decent list of corporate clients under her belt. And, at 23, with her effervescent persona, charming smile, and go-getter attitude she is steadily gathering even more on a daily basis. She joins The Week to talk about her journey so far and what keeps her going.

The vegan lifestyle

February 10, 2017 01:00 am

Her friends and relatives often tell her that they don’t know what to feed her when they invite her for dinner. Her answer is always the same: I’ll eat anything and everything that grows in the fields and isn’t sourced from animals. Shristi Shrestha, animal rights activist, freelance writer, and fitness instructor, has been vegan for five years now and says that it isn’t a difficult lifestyle, despite what many might think, if you educate yourself and realize how your choices affect every living being. Here, she joins The Week to talk about her vegan lifestyle and how those who are interested can join her in this noble path.

Essential tests

February 10, 2017 00:45 am

With work, studies, and household issues to take care of, your to-do list on a regular basis is probably longer than you wish it to be, and so you might be tempted to let your annual checkup slip. But don’t let that happen. Going to the doctor might be the last thing on your mind right now but regular tests might save your health and your life too. A little idea: Each year around your birthday, give yourself a gift. Schedule a visit to your dentist and consult your doctor to see if there are important tests you should take. With an investment of an hour or two, you may be able to add years to your life.  For starters, we consulted Dr Devish Pyakurel of Samyak Diagonstics to lay out the five essential medical tests you need once you are in your 30s.

The cleaning session

February 10, 2017 00:30 am

We might not be able to do a lot on a regular basis to clean our houses inside out but there are little things you can do when you find some pockets of time here and there that will ensure your house looks well maintained.

For warmer weather

February 10, 2017 00:15 am

It’s that time of the year again when it’s neither too hot nor too cold. During the days, we often need to peel off the layers we have put on in the morning when there is still a slight nip in the air. All of a sudden we don’t find ourselves longing for a hot cup of coffee anymore. We want something cooler that will soothe us in the afternoon heat. Higher Ground Bakery at Bhanimandal has some refreshing coffee drinks that will do just that and a little more.

Skin care routine

February 10, 2017 00:00 am

Whether you suffer from acne, brown spots, or occasional dryness, chances are that all of you have at least one skin care concern in need of some extra attention. Luckily, most skin issues are more than manageable with the help of good, regular skin care regime. “My mantra is cleanse, cleanse, and cleanse. Achieving beautiful clear skin can sometimes be as simple as having a clean face,” says beautician Archana Rimal, of Charm Herbal Beauty Parlor in Manbhawan, Lalitpur. Here, she breaks down your cleansing routine for you.

A healthy dose of sarcasm

February 3, 2017 11:55 am

Every conversation Sneha Koirala has had since she was a little girl has inspired her to doodle. She would draw a tiff she had with her parents, things she discussed with her friends and found that, though she grew up, she couldn’t stop drawing things. It was one of these drawings she did for The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that gave birth to Studio Sarcastic. The Week caught up with her to get her talking about her creations.

Reading goals

February 3, 2017 11:32 am

Every New Year voracious readers seem to make the same set of reading resolutions: read more, reread the classics, or finish reading the books piled high on your bedside table. No matter how much we read, it sometimes seems like we can never quite catch up. The Week talked to some avid readers to find out their reading goals for 2017.