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Five works of art you should know

December 15, 2017 09:48 AM

While many paintings are made each day, only some have the power to transcend time and engrave their names in history. And it is interesting to know how these products of human imagination can impact generations to come.

Creating a mood board

December 15, 2017 09:19 AM

Mood boards in their most classic and archetypal sense are physical boards which use foamcore or bulletin boards as their foundation. Things like pictures, texts, strings, sprigs of plants or any other physical things are hung or pinned to preview the desired ambience.

Upgrade your ramen

December 15, 2017 09:03 AM

You may be thinking why would anybody bother with ramen tutorials, all you have to do is boil some water. But no, my friend, the humble ramen can be turned into so much more. It’s a snack eaten around the world and many have found ways to tweak it to fit their styles.

Modern parenting 101

December 15, 2017 08:33 AM

Nobody said raising a child would be easy but, these days, parents claim that they find the task to be more challenging than ever before. Is it really that they get difficult to handle with each generation? Or have many parents’ simply missed a crucial memo?

Himalaya Roadies

December 1, 2017 12:31 PM

Himalaya Roadies: Take us behind the scenes

Holiday treats

December 1, 2017 11:59 AM

Christmas and New Year definitely call for a short vacation. It’s also that time of the year when most schools and colleges close for winter vacation so if you have kids then this is perhaps the perfect time to take them on a much-needed break. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it actually wouldn’t be a bad idea to go somewhere where you will be able to enjoy this festive season in all its glory.

Winter solutions: To cure ailments that this season brings along

December 1, 2017 10:36 AM

Simple ayurvedic remedies can be very effective in preventing various winter ailments. These remedies can be easily prepared at home and, the good thing is, they have no side effects. Most of us, during winter, live with uncomfortable dry skin or nasty cold that sometimes become very difficult to cure. But did you know that ayurveda can not only treat the external symptoms of such ailments but also cure the underlying causes as well?

The sweating therapy: Expert guide to steam and sauna bath

December 1, 2017 10:23 AM

Sweating has been used as a form of therapy for thousands of years to cure numerous diseases. With the rise in number of gyms and spa parlors, it has been gaining popularity in our country as well. Steam and sauna are available in most spas and gyms around the valley. Along with their health benefits, it is also important for us to know that it may not be suitable for everyone.

Flattering your eye shape

December 1, 2017 10:07 AM

You may have noticed that eye makeup can completely transform the way one looks. A good eye makeup can change the shape of your eyes and enhance how your face looks in a way no other makeup trick can. However, applying makeup on the eyes is not an easy tack.

Sky’s the limit

November 24, 2017 10:37 AM

His voice and presentation skills are a class apart and he has managed to wow his audience through his acting skills as well. Sanjay Gupta has given new meaning to the word ‘versatile’ as a radio and video jockey, emcee, and actor.

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.

Apps for every Bookworm

November 17, 2017 11:55 AM

Sometimes all you need is a good book. But then again, having said that, these days there are some rather nifty ways to elevate the reading experience. You don’t even need to gather a lot of thing around you. Along with that cup of tea or coffee, turns out all you need are some clever tools on your phone. Now, of course, most of us already know about the likes of Good Reads, Scribd, Kindle, Wattpad, and such but there are more.

Music & more

November 17, 2017 10:58 AM

“There are many music festivals organized in our country every year. But none of them really focus on promoting our local artists. Foreign performers always take the center stage,” says Prajwal Kattel, event manager of Nepal Music Festival 2017, adding that they intend to create a progressive platform for Nepali artists.

Beginner’s guide to understanding IPO

November 17, 2017 09:55 AM

Unfortunately schools don’t teach us about the ways we can get our finances in order. So it isn’t uncommon to find young adults and adults alike who are fairly clueless about managing their money. What’s more, taking care of your financial future isn’t only about sticking to a budget and saving cash at a bank.

Serving Soup

November 17, 2017 09:38 AM

Be it to get the right nutrients with as few calories as possible or to warm up your body in cold shivering winters, soups come highly recommended. And it’s not just tomato and sweet corn, but soups can basically be made from all kind of veggies or meats. It’s quick and easy to make as well, and is just right for dinner during these cold times.

Dance workouts

November 17, 2017 09:31 AM

Does dancing in your own room, to beats you choose, sound like a good idea to you rather than hitting the gym and lifting weights or running on the treadmill? If yes, then you can consider dancing as an early morning workout and approach it accordingly. Regardless of what form of dance you choose, it will give you a whole-body workout, and it will be fun at the same time.

Fancy but easy

November 17, 2017 09:12 AM

There are times when we have to literally roll out of bed and head out the door. During these days we don’t have the time to tackle our wild bed hair and tame it enough to look good. So this week we have rounded up some easy hairstyles that take absolutely no time but look stunning.

A different take to charity

November 17, 2017 08:29 AM

In 2011, X-Pose Nepal, an organization working against sexual abuse and exploitation, came to the stark realization that they could no longer be dependent on donations only. They wanted to do something that enabled them to control their finances themselves. Hence to be a self-sustained organization, the founder president, Gyan Maharjan, being an art graduate himself started a small shop that sold paintings and sketches and named it the Charity Shop.

Brushing up on politics

November 10, 2017 11:37 AM

It would not be incorrect to say that current political chaos of Nepal pivots largely around the debates of Nepal’s history. What has Nepal accomplished over the last 50 years? How has Nepal’s foreign policy changed? Who has benefited from the state? And who is losing out? Many of us have numerous unanswered questions about the various political events that have happened in the past. So here’s a list of five books to help you understand your country better. These books can provide a great opportunity for you to reflect on the history of Nepal and can also help you get an insight on the current political scenario. Devote this weekend to brush up on Nepal’s political system.

Good Reads

November 10, 2017 11:23 AM

Good Reads: Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and The Virtue of Selfishness by Any Rand