A cut above the rest

April 28, 2017 10:05 am

Whether we are planning a family brunch, a romantic date or just a simple hangout, location, food, and the environment all matter. So The Week rounds up some of the posh hotel locations around the valley that are not only famous for their luxurious stay-ins but are also acclaimed for their restaurants, cafe and bar services.

Leading the trail

April 28, 2017 09:50 am

To be paid to travel is the dream of many but is it really all that is cooked up to be? The Week talked to two trekking guides and, as it turns out, it isn’t only the view that concerns them. There are many responsibilities and duties that come with the job. While they do enjoy the travel, it’s also a job that comes with its share of highs and lows. Here, we had them share their experiences.

The trip of a lifetime

April 28, 2017 09:44 am

If you think everyone you know is going to Mustang these days, you are right. It was always a popular destination and, in the recent times, that popularity has soared. Also known as the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal, Upper Mustang is a mystical valley with trans-Himalaya landscape, and ancient Tibetan and Buddhist shrines to keep you company along the way. And unlike before, it’s not that hard to reach Mustang anymore.

Let’s be safe

April 28, 2017 09:34 am

Sexual health issues and problems have always been embarrassing to discuss but considering the general increase in the number of such cases here in our country, it’s time to shake off our reservations. Gynecologist Dr Chandra Shobha Amatya reveals that almost 50 % of her patients come to her because they are showing signs of some form of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) or Infection. What’s more, their level of awareness on the matter seems to be frighteningly low.

The great debate

April 28, 2017 09:29 am

After twelve years of continuous studying, even while doing my A-levels, I would have days where I really wished I didn’t have to go to school. However, with the gap year, there were days when I missed going to school and studying, which later helped me focus more in college. I used to go to my dad’s office and help him out whenever I could, picking up some soft skills I would need to join the workforce later on.

Nothing lovely about love (handles)

April 28, 2017 09:25 am

‘Love handles’ is the informal name given to a tire of fat around your waist line. “Despite all the diets and weight loss fads out there, these handles are hard to reduce without a rigorous workout,” Joshi said. Here he shares some exercises you can do at home to target this problem area.

Know your drink(s)

April 28, 2017 09:21 am

A drink sets the mood, says Manoj Basnet (Manny), owner of Manny’s eatery and Tapas Bar at Jawalakhel. And could there be a better way to set the mood than drinking your favorite drink with food that complements it perfectly?

The art of makeup

April 28, 2017 09:17 am

Have there been times when you have looked at a photo and cringed at the way your eyeliner had been applied, or how you had concealed those dark circles? While putting on makeup is a matter of personal taste and there are no hard and fast rules, there are certain things you just shouldn’t do. The Week lists out some common makeup mistakes with easy hacks to fix them.

Tourists in Nepal

April 28, 2017 09:11 am

I was at a café the other day hanging out with my high school friends. It had been almost a decade since we had gotten together to talk about our good old school days. The café was filled with tourists. I showed up early and, for the next hour, none of my high school friends showed up. Yes, most of us do function according to Nepali time and showing up an hour or two late for any scheduled program seems to be the norm in our society.

The 'fault' in our stars

April 28, 2017 09:03 am

On Tuesday April 25th, we marked two years since the earthquake struck Nepal but, for many of us, it felt a lot longer than just two years ago. We have all settled firmly into our normal routines and all the damage around us, the buildings propped up by support beams, feel like it has always been there.