Before you get a pet

August 4, 2017 13:29 pm

According to Binod Magar, a vet technician, there are many things you must consider and be careful about before bringing a pet home. Though every home deserves a pet, not every home or family is ready for it. Having a pet at home is going to shift your responsibilities in ways you never imagined and you have to be armed with information so that you do what’s best for your furry friend. The Week talked to Magar to seek this information so that we know how to handle our pets and the problems that can arise when there’s a new attention-seeking member at home. Here, he shares some wisdom.

One step at a time

August 4, 2017 13:25 pm

All of us want to change our lives for the better but wanting to change it and acting on it are two very different things. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently. Here The Week lists our some great ways you can start taking some positive steps and make your life better and happier. The best thing is you won’t have to wait too long to see measurable results with these small steps.

Who says working out can’t be a party? As peppy Latin music blared by the poolside of Baneshwor Spa last week, 135 fitness enthusiasts of all ages and shapes tried to sweat it out in the swimming pool. Six instructors enthusiastically lead them through numerous sets. With water splashed all around, you could also hear squeals of laughter in between it all.

Stronger and longer

August 4, 2017 12:24 pm

Hair fall has become one of the most common problems among men, women, and even teenagers today. Most of us have tried numerous home remedies to prevent hair loss but none of them seem to work. Given how busy life has become these days, it’s impossible to spend hours at the parlor getting the much-needed hair treatments. So, The Week spoke to Suman Shrestha of K&S Beauty Center in Jamal, Kathmandu to find out how we can make our hair healthy and strong without putting in too much effort.

How to save your marriage

August 4, 2017 10:30 am

I’m not a marital expert but it seems that a lot of my friends do come to me for advice when it comes to problems with their marriages. I think I’m a good listener and I tend to dole out valuable advice to everyone else except for myself. I also do need another counselor to give me life lessons and advice on how to be a better person.

‘Conflicting interests

August 4, 2017 10:26 am

One of the contemporary stories of interest for people who watch and read news on a daily basis is the ongoing saga of the Tax Settlement Commission and its one-time honcho, Chudamani Sharma. I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but every time I see him on TV or on print media, he has this permanently smug expression which seems particularly unusual for someone in his current predicament.

When jail helps change lives

August 4, 2017 10:21 am

Six years ago, Rakesh Tamang of Itahari-4, killed one of the locals of his community. He is still serving a jail term in the regional prison of Jhumka, Sunsari but these days he isn’t only a prisoner. One will find him delivering lessons on ethics, morality and discipline to other inmates.

The Fantastic footballer

July 28, 2017 12:41 pm

Sajana Rana is one of the few players in the history of Nepali football who started playing for the national team as a teenager. The women’s national team skipper Sajana who hails from Syangja put on the national team jersey for the first time at the age of 15 in South Asian Games (SAG)’s match against host Bangladesh held in 2010.

Who doesn’t love chocolates? But then again, some chocolates are too sweet or too bland, and the good, imported ones are excruciatingly overpriced. But with Columbus Sweets and Treats, finding the perfect chocolate to suit your taste and budget won’t be an ordeal. This family owned business specializes in producing varieties of chocolates according to the customers’ needs and preferences.

Lighting up the city

July 28, 2017 12:38 pm

We have all seen solar powered streetlights being set up in the city and wondered who was behind this brilliant idea. Last year, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) signed an agreement with B.K. Traders and Suppliers to complete the installation of solar-powered street lamps at various streets in the capital. This public-private partnership was the brainchild of Roshan Shrivastava, director of B.K. Traders and Suppliers. The Week’s Ashma Chhetri caught up with Shrivastava to find out more the project that is soon going to light up our city.