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Five works of art you should know

October 6, 2017 12:24 PM

These masterpieces are not only pleasing to the eyes but have influenced the social and political scenarios of numerous counties for many years. They certainly carry a long history with them that needs to be understood and appreciated. You do not have to be an art enthusiast to comprehend these attractive pieces. Every month we compile for you five famous pieces of work. This is our attempt to get you acquainted with these exceptional paintings.

Demi Lovato on the right path

October 6, 2017 12:19 PM

The 25-year-old singer was honored with a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Confident' in 2017 and has revealed how it ''changed things'' for her.

The big leap

October 6, 2017 12:15 PM

Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif might just be ready to go international by starring in a Hollywood project. According to latest reports doing the rounds, it looks like Kat is juggling work and play while holidaying in Los Angeles.

Road trip prep

October 6, 2017 09:59 AM

So many people fly everywhere these days that you might think the classic road trip is a thing of the past. However that is not actually the case. While it does seem that just getting in a car and going somewhere for the sake of a long drive is declining, there are many who actually prefer taking the road for vacations or family visits. The lure of the road is undeniable. There is something so rustic about traveling by road that isn’t there when you hop into a plane and hop out at your destination.

Around the world

October 6, 2017 09:41 AM

All of us have a bucket list of places we want to visit and while everybody wants to go see the Eiffel Tower or the Coliseum in Rome, there are some lesser-known places that deserve to make it to your coveted list.

Making it on You Tube

October 6, 2017 09:34 AM

Yeshidon (Yeshi Dolma Lama) is one of the few Nepalis with a prominent internet presence. Last we checked her following on YouTube alone was 52,000 with a total of 6,381,143 views. From fashion, beauty to comedy skits and dancing performances, Yeshi certainly knows how to keep her viewers entertained. And this is despite of not being a full time YouTuber.

Hungry paws

October 6, 2017 09:26 AM

The prices of commercial dog food in our country are sky rocketing. While most of us love our pets, we might not be able to afford those packaged diet for them. Also, there are some dogs that simply cannot process commercial foods. So we at The Week spoke to Dr Sharad Singh Yadav, chairman of Advanced Pet Hospital and Research Centre, Bishal Nagar, Kathmandu to help you find the perfect diet alternative for your pet.

Cheating your way to fitness

October 6, 2017 09:16 AM

We all want to eat anything we want to but still have a fit and slim body. Unfortunately, that is perhaps the only thing that’s just not possible. If you want to have a great body and look good, then you must watch what you eat. But many confess that saying no to tasty high calorie food is harder than sweating out at the gym.

Fun breakfast ideas

October 6, 2017 09:04 AM

Believe it or not but there is a way to start your day on the right note and that is with a good breakfast. We have been told and retold the importance of the first meal of the day but not many of us have the luxury to prepare grand breakfasts when there are a gazillion chores that need to be done before we head to work, which is why The Week brings to you some ultimate breakfast ideas.

Getting fall-ready

October 6, 2017 08:58 AM

With the arrival of fall, the temperature drops and the air gets dry and this wrecks havoc on our skin, occasionally leading to cracked skin too which can be really painful. “Cracked skin is something we all strongly want to avoid. Since our skin is exposed and hence sensitive, strong winds of fall cause much damage to it,” says Onisha Mulmi, beautician at Galz Beauty Parlor, stating that our skin demands additional attention during autumn.

Perfecting the festive food

September 29, 2017 16:40 PM

The season of family gatherings and get-togethers is here. So we know we can look forward to a lot of chatter and a lot of good food in the coming days. And as is the case every year, we can also bet on one more thing: Mutton. It’s a tradition after all.

Good Reads

September 22, 2017 12:56 PM

Do No Harm: Stories of Life and Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh Price: Rs 638 What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone’s life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong?

Your holiday reading list

September 22, 2017 12:49 PM

Writing your first book is no mean feat, as all aspiring authors out there will know. All credit, then, to these super-talented writers, who achieved fame, fortune and some even a dizzying array of literary prizes all from their debut novels. And there can be no better time to grab some inspiration from such fantastic authors than Dashain holidays. We suggest you pick a novel from the following list of debut novels to read this festive season.

Running towards success

September 22, 2017 12:26 PM

Kanchi Maya Koju has represented Nepal in more than 19 international sports competitions as a runner. She created her personal best in the 2004 Olympics and bagged the silver medal in 10th South Asian Games. In the national front too Koju has been honored with various titles and awards. Just a year ago, she was awarded with People’s Choice in Pulsar Sports Awards for her 21 years long career in sports.

The watch collector

September 22, 2017 12:11 PM

Suryaman Shakya has over a hundred watches in his collection and he plans to keep adding to it for as long as he can. He believes adding watches to his ever growing collection adds value to his life as well. “Every watch has a story to tell and brings back fond memories. My collection inspires me to collect more watches and preserve the ones I already have,” says Shakya.

The Story of success

May 12, 2017 10:22 AM

They started out as engineering students who ventured into business when they couldn’t find t-shirts similar to those worn by Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory. Now, Threadpaints is one of the leading online apparel stores in Nepal that caters to both men and women and has both local and international brands.

Cast off Set sail

May 12, 2017 09:41 AM

How to travel is the first key decision we must make while planning a holiday. There are clearly many ways to discover different places and cultures, perhaps even more than you previously assumed. The Week is here to help you explore because, blame it on geographical handicaps or sheer ignorance, there seems to be a means of travel that often misses Nepalis’ radar: Cruises.

Goodbye aches

May 12, 2017 09:28 AM

Whether from overwork or under use, most of us have had to deal with muscle aches and pains time and again. Generally, our first impulse to get rid of the annoying aches might be to reach for a painkiller. Too many people these days rely on medications, but they come with the risk of side effects, drug interactions, and the possibility of becoming habit forming. That needn’t be the case.

Save smart

May 12, 2017 09:26 AM

It’s easy to get bogged down by all of the noise from friends, family, blog posts screaming at you to cut back on spending and sometimes it becomes really hard to separate good advice from the bad. To get you started, The Week asked a few people around town what is that one thing they do save money.

A stroke of genius

May 12, 2017 09:22 AM

The long awaited summer is finally here and with it most of us are looking forward to a day in the pool. Make the most of the summer heat and change your workout routine to include swimming as an exercise and not just a way to spend your weekend splashing around for fun. This change may finally make you stop dreading working out as much as you do now.