When he was nine years old, he used to sit on his father’s lap while his father taught him how to hold a sarangi, a four stringed musical instrument. With an ear for tunes and being keen to learn as well, Dharmaraj Gandarbha soon began playing the instrument with ease and, in time, went on to strum the sarangi in, on a rough estimate, 1200 Nepali songs. Perhaps, belonging to a family where generations had been making their livelihood through music also had a role to play in the quick learning.
Too often it’s only when we see piles of accumulated waste around the city and in our homes that we wonder about the workings of our waste management system. But even right now when there is hopeful news about the developments of the highly anticipated Integrated Solid Waste Management Project, certain stakeholders are skeptical. Priyanka Gurung reports.
I have lived and worked in Kathmandu for many years but, it seems, every day there is something new to see and discover. Kathmandu never fails to take me by surprise. Just when I think I know the nooks and crannies like the back of my hand, there is something or the other that makes the city feel new and alive.
For many of us, traveling is something that requires elaborate plans. But the best travels are the ones embarked on spontaneously. There are many places around Kathmandu that you can just get up and head to. This weekend choose to do something other than your regular activity and head to one of the following destinations to enjoy a bit of what Nepal has to offer.
Dr Kishore Pradhan at Tilganga hospital describes interest among Nepali masses to turn to laser surgery for their vision problems as ‘static’. Over the years as he has been heading the procedure in Kathmandu, the number of local patients apparently continues to be less than that of international patients. This is despite the cheap rate of the procedure (at the moment, it is Rs 85,000) that was consciously quoted as such in order to make it more accessible to Nepalis.
Everybody knows that you have to drink at least eight glasses of water every day but sometimes that gets a little boring and, at the end of the day, you realize that you have only had three or, at the most, four glasses of water. Plain water could definitely use a little oomph, right? The Week is here to help you trick your tastebuds into drinking as much water as possible. These infused water recipes will have you reaching for that glass so frequently that drinking enough water won’t be a problem anymore. From strawberry mint to watermelon basil, here are some fruit infused water recipes that go so far beyond adding a lemon wedge or a slice of cucumber to a jar of water.
For those with oily skin, the summer months can be the stuff of nightmares. It’s when your face will shine, not in a good way, and look sticky and hence dirty. You take 20 minutes to do your makeup, only to have it ruined in less than half that time the minute you step out in the scorching heat. While oily skin is said to age slower than normal skin types, and you are grateful for that, during the summer months, you often find yourself wondering if the constant stickiness is worth the youthful look in the long run. There perhaps isn’t anything you have not tried to get rid of the oil or at least control it but nothing seems to be working.