Apple needs to be Apple again

June 9, 2017 09:12 am

The PC versus Mac is been an age-old debate that doesn’t have a definitive resolution. People would defend their preferences with the utmost enthusiasm and most of this is fueled by the history of both of these companies. Microsoft and Apple have been in the computer industry for a long time now, and while Macs started out as an operating system for personal use, Microsoft’s Windows started out as a competitor to IBM in the field of professional office related tasks. It is evident today that these roles have been reversed with Microsoft’s Windows touting a more versatile personal computer identity whereas Apple’s computers have started fostering a more professional identity. Even today, creative professional stand by Apple products arguing for the systems stability, design, and ease-of-use.

Rekindling hope

June 9, 2017 09:05 am

Gita* is now in her 40’s but up until a few years ago, she believed she was a little kid. She didn’t seem to know what she was doing most of the time and would walk around with no clothes on the streets. Even after she was being looked after, and under medication, there were times when she stripped naked and walked around the yard with no clothes on during the winter season. The chill got to her and she fell sick, but somewhere along the road to recovery, two years after she was rescued, she remembered that she has a family in Dhading.

It all begins with a concept

June 2, 2017 12:32 pm

It isn’t a surprise that yet another store in the popular lanes of Jhamsikhel is creating quite a buzz. It’s just that only this time around the thing getting attention isn’t a food oriented business or some fancy imported clothing line, it’s all uniquely Nepali.  We have sensed a surge of creative and entrepreneurial spirit among various local designers, artists and craftsmen, so it’s about time somebody provided them a proper platform.  The Week talks to Anouk Tamrakar, co-owner of Timro Concept Store about their initiative and the stellar start they have had so far.

Birth control conundrum

June 2, 2017 12:19 pm

The problem is that there are still many Nepali women who continue to waltz into pharmacies and blindly opt for any available contraceptive. When, by now, everybody should be aware that there is no such thing as a universal birth control. There are many factors to be considered before settling on any birth control method. Dr Rangina Devi Laikangbam, OBGY at Alka Hospital, helps The Week readers understand the issue.

Life’s little luxuries

June 2, 2017 12:07 pm

After a hectic day at work or a busy week, all we want to do is relax and take it easy but sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially when there are things that need attention on the home front too. But recharge and re-energize we must. So whenever you find some little pockets of time, try one of these little ideas that we have for you here. Even if your day has been really chaotic, indulge yourself for a few minutes before you call it a night. We guarantee you will go to bed soothed and wake up all set to tackle another busy day.

Exercise on the go

June 2, 2017 12:03 pm

A lot of people have become health conscious in the recent years and try to fit in a gym session whenever possible. However, there are times, especially when you are traveling, when you feel like there is no way to fit in any exercises due to restricted space and lack of equipments. This is where the resistance band comes in.

THE Italian way

June 2, 2017 11:59 am

I think we can all agree the popularity of Italian food isn’t a fluke. However, let’s also be clear here, Italian food is not just pizza and pasta. All the cuisines from the region also don’t have a tomato base. And no, despite the creaminess in Italian dishes, Chef Mauro Ferrari confirms cream actually isn’t used. It’s a rare ingredient that is hardly ever incorporated.

Styling for men

June 2, 2017 11:53 am

Many of us still believe that short hair doesn’t need much care. This however isn’t the case according to Apsara Pradhan, hair dresser at KA hairdressing and beauty salon, located in Pulchowk. Men need to pay attention to what suits them and style their hair right in order to look their best. Short hair isn’t the only answer to looking neat, if you do it right, long hair can look equally, if not more, presentable.

Horrible bosses

June 2, 2017 11:46 am

There was a time when I hated going to work. I would get up in the morning, have a relaxing cup of tea and as I flipped through the newspapers that feeling of anticipation and dread would slowly start creeping in. I often found myself wondering what my immediate supervisor would say or do that day that would make me miserable and how I would deal with it. The littlest of things I did or didn’t do would set him off on a tirade. I had no idea what I was doing wrong.

Where has my tablet gone?

June 2, 2017 11:37 am

Back in 2010, tablet computers were in full bloom. Apple had announced their iPad and Samsung was working on their Galaxy Tab line of tablet computers. Initially, a lot of hype was also created around the tablets, and what got people interested in these devices were the bigger screen real-estate as well as the maneuverability of the devices. Back in those days, people still preferred smartphones with a smaller screen and tablets took up the mantle of providing a bigger screen for activities like content-consumption and digital reading. Back in those days, the tablets filled these aspects of digital life really well and thus, the tablet market boomed with many hardware manufactures banking on tablet sales.