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What’s in your cuppa?

May 12, 2017 09:17 AM

We all love a hot, steaming cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon, don’t we? And we all seem to have a favorite type. While our obsession with coffee continues to grow – for some it’s a morning ritual, a solitary pleasure and for the others, it’s a social stimulant, a must for every conversation or discussion – we must admit that we know next to nothing about our beloved beverage.

When size matters

May 12, 2017 09:13 AM

Choosing the right bra size is so important that Oprah once dedicated an entire show to it. Most lingerie shops abroad also take the issue seriously. They are actual hire ‘professional bra fitter’ to help their clients. Yes, these are people whose job is solely to help woman hunt for the perfect bra for them.

The call of the ballot box

May 12, 2017 08:27 AM

Millennials today are confused about who to vote for and even whether they should vote or not. There exists a lack of enthusiasm and political participation among youths of 18-25. Republica’s Shuvechchha Ghimire invited four proficient debaters—Pradeep Raj Ghimire, Pawan Acharya, Abhibind Khaniya and Bipin Rimal to talk about the elections.

Fiction vs non-fiction

May 5, 2017 10:17 AM

When it comes to picking out books for ourselves, we know exactly what we like and what we don’t. The blurring of boundaries between fiction and non-fiction may have been going on for a while now but it is very common to come across readers who still stick to one or the other option.

Five works of art you should know

May 5, 2017 10:08 AM

You don’t have to be an art historian to know what the Mona Lisa looks like. In fact, you don’t have to know a thing about art at all. But like the most famous literary references or movie quotes, a basic knowledge of the world’s most iconic works of art is essential to improving one’s cultural literacy. Here, every month, we will introduce you to some famous artworks.

Cotton Mill

May 5, 2017 10:00 AM

The idea for Cotton Mill was not something sisters Priyanka and Prasanna Basnet stumbled upon one day. All they knew was that they didn’t want to work under anyone anymore. They tried a lot of other things, like a coffee plantation, before they finally knew what they wanted to do. Even then the idea hadn’t taken shape completely.

Logo Fashion Industries

May 5, 2017 09:53 AM

Logo fashion industries is a joint venture company that was established in Nepal in 1997. Co-founder Hira Muktan has been in the garments industry for the past 25 years. The head office of the industry is in Dubai and they had a branch in North Cyprus before they decided to open a factory in Nepal.

Through new lens

May 5, 2017 09:38 AM

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is back with its monthly photo exhibition held to promote local tourism in Nepal and, for the month of May, they have something quite different and interesting in store. “This time we are going through Nepal through the eyes of Thai photographers,” said Sunil Sharma, director of NTB.

Summer trends

May 5, 2017 08:58 AM

Every season brings with it a new set of trends. The Week talked to Onisha Mulmi of Galz Beauty Parlor to find out what new hair and makeup trends are expected to take over this summer, and how to get them right.

Small & Smart

April 28, 2017 10:13 AM

With small spaces comes the underlying assumption that you are willing to sacrifice on style and aesthetics but you can live large within the limitations of your floor plan. Even if small space living is your only option, you can make it luxurious. There are many nifty ideas that you can use to make your small space function at it’s best and, in this article, we are bringing you a few of those.

A cut above the rest

April 28, 2017 10:05 AM

Whether we are planning a family brunch, a romantic date or just a simple hangout, location, food, and the environment all matter. So The Week rounds up some of the posh hotel locations around the valley that are not only famous for their luxurious stay-ins but are also acclaimed for their restaurants, cafe and bar services.

Leading the trail

April 28, 2017 09:50 AM

To be paid to travel is the dream of many but is it really all that is cooked up to be? The Week talked to two trekking guides and, as it turns out, it isn’t only the view that concerns them. There are many responsibilities and duties that come with the job. While they do enjoy the travel, it’s also a job that comes with its share of highs and lows. Here, we had them share their experiences.

The trip of a lifetime

April 28, 2017 09:44 AM

If you think everyone you know is going to Mustang these days, you are right. It was always a popular destination and, in the recent times, that popularity has soared. Also known as the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal, Upper Mustang is a mystical valley with trans-Himalaya landscape, and ancient Tibetan and Buddhist shrines to keep you company along the way. And unlike before, it’s not that hard to reach Mustang anymore.

Let’s be safe

April 28, 2017 09:34 AM

Sexual health issues and problems have always been embarrassing to discuss but considering the general increase in the number of such cases here in our country, it’s time to shake off our reservations. Gynecologist Dr Chandra Shobha Amatya reveals that almost 50 % of her patients come to her because they are showing signs of some form of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) or Infection. What’s more, their level of awareness on the matter seems to be frighteningly low.

Nothing lovely about love (handles)

April 28, 2017 09:25 AM

‘Love handles’ is the informal name given to a tire of fat around your waist line. “Despite all the diets and weight loss fads out there, these handles are hard to reduce without a rigorous workout,” Joshi said. Here he shares some exercises you can do at home to target this problem area.

Know your drink(s)

April 28, 2017 09:21 AM

A drink sets the mood, says Manoj Basnet (Manny), owner of Manny’s eatery and Tapas Bar at Jawalakhel. And could there be a better way to set the mood than drinking your favorite drink with food that complements it perfectly?

The art of makeup

April 28, 2017 09:17 AM

Have there been times when you have looked at a photo and cringed at the way your eyeliner had been applied, or how you had concealed those dark circles? While putting on makeup is a matter of personal taste and there are no hard and fast rules, there are certain things you just shouldn’t do. The Week lists out some common makeup mistakes with easy hacks to fix them.

Doing your own thing

April 28, 2017 08:44 AM

Everybody wants to start his/her own business but not everybody knows how and where to start. Here, some successful entrepreneurs share their stories.

Your work playlist

April 21, 2017 10:25 AM

When it comes to shutting out the world and getting focused on the task at hand, a good soundtrack can make all the difference. Whether that means studying to Mozart or calculating your monthly budget to Miles Davis, everyone needs good music to fill the space between thoughts.

Unfolding the facts

April 21, 2017 10:22 AM

Who knew it would be amusing to learn about the number of registered vehicles in the valley or enlightening to find out the exact amount our government has spent on the medical treatments of each political leader, but they are the kind of facts that FACTS Research & Analytics Pvt. Ltd. has been sprinkling our days with for the last four years. Their rigorous effort to share statistics and increase awareness has earned them quite the reputation and followers as well.