Pedaling for change

November 24, 2017 10:32 am

Cycle City Network Nepal was established to promote the use of bicycles in Kathmandu and help protect green spaces, monuments, and buildings from the adverse effects of pollution. “We aim to make our capital city a cycle friendly zone,” says Palishtha Dangol, member of the executive body at Cycle City Network Nepal. This organization has also been persistently advocating and lobbying for bicycle friendly infrastructures in the valley with concerned government stakeholders.

A new approach to empowerment

November 24, 2017 10:25 am

For quite a while now, women empowerment has been a much-discussed topic. All of us are now aware of how empowering women can bring about social and economic change in the nation. Inspired by these concepts of women empowerment, three sisters Nicky, Dicky and Lucky Chhetri established Empowering Women of Nepal.

Combining passion and profession

November 24, 2017 10:20 am

All of us dream of traveling the world, visiting all these new places that intrigue and fascinate us. But, for many, that is what it remains, a dream, a very far-fetched notion that we can only imagine about. Sometimes it is because we do not have time, sometimes we don’t have enough money, and then there are hundreds of other excuses we use not to travel. But Dr Nima Namgyal Sherpa doesn’t let anything stop him from traveling. And that, he confesses, is because his work allows him the luxury of traveling.

Good reads

November 24, 2017 10:03 am

The Origin of Others, Turtles all the Way Down and The Fallen Angel

Focusing on Nepali literature

November 24, 2017 09:44 am

“My choice of literature has never been constant. At every stage of life, I seem to like different kinds of books. Sometimes the books I read even reflect my mood and emotions,” says Subin Bhattarai, author of Summer Love. “But I do have a set of favorite books. I have read them multiple times and recommend everyone I meet to read them as well,” he adds.

The answer is no

November 24, 2017 09:36 am

I have watched movies I didn’t want to watch in the first place, gone to places I didn’t want to go to, hung out on Friday nights when I was sick and actually wanted to stay in bed, and bought expensive raffles or charity event tickets when there were at least a dozen things I could have used all that money for. And all this happened because I simply couldn’t utter one simple word: No.

Life of a poet

November 24, 2017 09:34 am

‘Raat Chirnya Bhanu’ or The Life of Bhanubhakta is currently being staged at Shilpee Theatre in Battisputali, Kathmandu. This play that is being produced collectively by Lok Drishti Theatre and Aarambha Natya Samuha will be staged till December 2, 2017 at the same venue.

Humans & hypocrites

November 24, 2017 09:29 am

I know how it feels to lose someone close and I felt bad for Prachanda as he sobbed at his son’s funeral. With time, he will again be the politician that I know of, and perhaps then I will not look at him as charitably.

Health Corner

November 24, 2017 09:21 am

Why do we have hemoglobin deficiency? Can a good diet rectify this disorder? Does this disease have any specific symptoms? Be it teenagers or elderly patients, symptoms of anemia is often unknown to most of us and we get to know about this disease only when our blood test results show numbers lower than what it should be. According to Dr Deepak Raj Pandey, concealment physician at Manmohan Memorial Hospital in Thamel, Kathmandu, this treatable disease is often ignored by many causing serious body malfunctioning later on. The Week caught up with to Dr Pandey to arm you with information about anemia and help you lead a healthy life.

Luxury redefined

November 24, 2017 09:17 am

The place is beautifully designed with attractive rainbow ceilings, Mickey Mouse mirrors, car chairs, and an indoor play center for children. With spacious interior, friendly staff and a huge range of facilities, this is actually a one-stop solution for all your child’s needs. Located in Naxal, Kathmandu, Giggles is a childrens’ day care, salon, and lounge. “Giggles is a boon for working parents. It is an entirely new concept in Kathmandu and it is indeed a wonderful place,” says Rashmi Pokharel who has a three-year old daughter.