We see living abroad as having a lot of pros, but each time the festive season rolls around, we sigh a breath of relief, relief of being together with our loved ones. There are a few, however, who cannot say the same. Isha Upadhyay talked to a few people living abroad to find out how they celebrate Dashain and what they miss the most during this time of the year.
Everybody has their own favorite aspects of the Dashain season, however, as we found out, it’s not only the festivities and time off work that people are looking forward to. As expected, avid readers around town have big plans to capitalize on their time off. So with the festival celebrations right at our doorsteps, The Week asked them to share some of the books on this holiday’s ‘To Read’ list as well as review whether the annual vacations really help bolster their reading habits.
They boldly declare themselves as cheesy and corny and yet people are absolutely loving it. Just in case, the offerings at Hallmark and Archies have become a tad too conventional and mainstream for your taste, Little Things present to you their collection of cards, mugs, totes and bookmarks all designed with a unique signature of quirkiness.
In case you were wondering about the slight decrease in activity in Lex Limbu’s famous blog, he admits, he has been a little more occupied with his graduate course and other responsibilities, though recently the latter had him back tracing Nepal for his annual project. The Week caught up with him over a cup of coffee to discuss his favorite books, controversial matters of recognition in the literary scene and his own writing aspirations too.
On September 23, 2006, 20 conservation heroes and four crew members lost their lives in a tragic helicopter accident in Kangchenjunga while etching a major conservation landmark – the handover of Kangchenjunga Conservation Area to the local communities by the government as Nepal’s first community-managed conservation area.
Whether you want to bring your entire collection to a trip with you, or you want to re-read your favorite trilogy in digital form on the morning commute to work, there’s a great reading app available for you.
Recently, while commuting in a fully packed public transport and a six-year-old wouldn’t stop crying. Apparently he didn’t want to sit on his mother’s lap. Despite his mother’s numerous attempts to pacify, distract as well as explain the predicament, the child just wouldn’t stop.
Sanskrit may have long been considered a dead language, but of late, there is undeniably more interest around the matter. Not only do we have international writers debating over the language, some private schools in the capital are reintroducing Sanskrit classes to their syllabuses.
More than a year has passed but people still talk about the earthquakes of 2015. However, it’s not always fear that dominates theirs thoughts anymore but nostalgia of what was and worries about the future and what lies in store. The reconstruction process has all but come to a halt and the wreckages that remain are reminders of how unprepared we were and still are for natural calamities. The Week spoke to some people to find out their concerns at the moment.
The best things in the world are free but the second best? They are expensive and don’t we know it. Thus, we confess. This is our favorite season of the year; the Sales Season. The big red signs have started going up on the shop windows around town and we couldn’t be more excited. Everywhere we turn we can see the four-letter word and the opportunities they hold can’t be denied. This is our chance to snag some great deals.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Dinesh Rai has been on Nepal’s magazine sector for more than 15 years. Though he prefers to freelance, he has not only been publishing articles but also editing some of the country’s most prominent magazines.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: One of the best ways to help the society realize and truly appreciate the value of art is to make it accessible and currently, with ArtLab’s initiation, Prasad Project is doing just that.
They say if you forget history, history will forget you. So if we had to, how could we document Nepal’s current history? The Week asked some history writers and professors about the aspects that they believe should be the main feature. Along the way, they also shared their opinion about the state of history documentation and readership in our country.
Some readers equate fantasy with hobbits and magic wardrobes. Others conjure images of wizards and witches. That’s the beauty of this genre that thrives on the creation of new worlds, species and systems. While everyone often has a favorite, fantasy fanatics seem to be unable to decide between Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Reya Shreya Rai did the unthinkable and made some choose. Here are their answers (and a surprise too!).
For the past three months or so, Manoj KC’s life has revolved around the studio an d recording sessions. The 1974 AD guitarist calls it a musical hibernation. After all that hard work though, the band is ready to reap the fruits of their labor.
Kali Bahadur Oli is a resident of Mahadevpuri - 7, Banke in the Tarai Arc Landscape (TAL). Oli owns less than one hectare of land where he used to plant traditional crops such as maize and wheat to provide for his family of four.