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Anweiti Upadhyay



Dealing with sexual harassment

January 19, 2018 09:34 AM

34-year-old Sabrina Pradhan was running late for a meeting and had no other option but to squeeze herself into the last available space in a tempo when the man on the seat next to hers pinched her bottom.

Innovative take on gender equality

January 12, 2018 09:49 AM

Rooting for equality comes through different actions and gestures. There is no right or wrong way to do it – you just do it. And equality in itself comes in different forms – gender, race, language, religion, convictions, belief, physical ability and so many more. And while many people voice their opinions on these issues and how inequality in any form hinders progress of societies and nations as a whole, only a few people actually do something about it. WoMen.co is a newly established café that promotes gender equality.

Master of his craft

January 5, 2018 09:00 AM

Anyone with even the slightest interest in Nepali theater will be able to tell you who Sunil Pokharel is. He is considered one of the most influential figures in the Nepali theater industry. Many people know him as the founder of Aarohan Gurukul but even without Gurukul’s identity tailing him, he is one of those artists who people admire and adore. The Week caught up with him for a short chat.

Building skills in women

January 5, 2018 08:56 AM

Globally, girls are condemned and (in some cases) forbidden to do what are considered “male chores”. This destructive culture is blatantly prevalent in almost every sector in our country. And let’s be honest, besides the domestic/household chores and nurturing, is there anything that is considered a female chore? But #MakerKT aims to change just that mindset.

Promoting ethical fashion

December 29, 2017 09:54 AM

Veganism has been the talk of the town for quite sometime now. People are turning vegan not just for fitness and religious purposes but to protest against animal cruelty too. And aside from people adopting the vegan diet themselves, they are also looking for brands that have an inclination towards veganism.

Chancing on a career

December 22, 2017 10:27 AM

Even though he has had a successful career spanning almost two decades in theater, Rajkumar Pudasaini claims his stumble into the world of acting was purely accidental. It was during a break after his SLC exams, post which he was planning on study commerce, when he watched a theatrical show at the Rastriya Naach Ghar and was so fascinated by the act that it just ‘sucked him in’.

When passion came calling

December 15, 2017 10:19 AM

Recently, Line, a play based on Israel Horovitz’s one-act play of the same name, was up at Shilpee Theater in Battisputali, Kathmandu. The play ran for three weeks. The incongruous drama’s entire plot showcases five people waiting in line for an event. The play starring Rajkumar Pudasaini, Sudam CK, Loonibha Tuladhar, Sandesh Shakya, and Saroj Aryal was directed and translated into Nepali by Akanchha Karki, who is a theater artist and a psychologist as well.

Off the beaten path

December 15, 2017 10:06 AM

Five travel destinations that you mustn’t miss out on.

Flattering frames

December 15, 2017 09:04 AM

Be it summer or winter, you need a pair of sunglasses when you step out. It not only does the obvious i.e. protect your eyes, but also adds an extra oomph to your ensemble and the best part is that you can slap on a pair of sunglasses when you think you aren’t looking your best and hide behind them.

Suiting women

December 15, 2017 08:47 AM

Gone are the days when suits were just male clothing staple. These days women wear tailored blazers and trousers to office and formal occasions and even casually on a day out with friends or while catching up with cousins for lunch.

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.

Essentially yours

November 24, 2017 09:16 AM

Essential oils are becoming popular by the day. These natural aromatic volatile compounds, obtained from different parts of plants, swiftly change their state from solid or liquid to gas at even normal room temperature. We find a number of manufactured goods in the market that utilize essential oils but its at-home uses are just as efficacious. Laxmi Dutta Panta, from Herbs Production and Processing Co. Ltd (HPPCL), tipped The Week on some DIY methods for using essential oils. Though there are hundred of ways you can use essential oils at home, Panta shares some of the most common ones here with The Week.

Tete-a-Tete For awareness and entertainment

November 17, 2017 08:24 AM

Media Port recently released the teaser for their highly anticipated movie Naakaa, developed in association with Highlights Nepal. The one and half minute long trailer showcases a bunch of intense scenes, played one after another, building up a fierce suspense which kept the viewers on the edge of their seats. The movie produced by Prawin Karki hits the theatres on Falgun 17 this year.

Humble beginning, big impact

November 3, 2017 11:15 AM

Jatayu got their big break from the cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You that they uploaded on their self-titled YouTube channel (Jatayu Records) in early June this year. As of now, the video, which features vocals from Palsang Lama, has about 1.2 million views and counting. Niran Dangol, producer and phonic engineer of the Jatayu team, says they never imagined the band’s humble beginning would lead to such popularity, that too in a short span of time.

The world of podcasts

October 27, 2017 08:23 AM

Gone are the days when radio programs were all you could tune into. Now you don’t have to listen to predesignated shows anymore. Thanks to podcasts you have the option of listening to anything you want, on whatever topic that suits your mood. From lectures on politics and economics to book conversations and showbiz chats, there’s a lot out there that you can pick from. But with a gazillion podcasts available on the internet today, how do you choose?

Picture perfect

October 13, 2017 10:01 AM

Thanks to the vast improvements made to smartphone cameras, mobile photo editing has become popular than ever and there are many apps that can make your photos look really good. However, searching for photo editor apps in the Google Play store or the Apple store will yield enough results to make your head spin so to make it easier for you we have put together a list of the best photo editor apps.

A force to reckon with

October 6, 2017 10:51 AM

Deepa Shree Niraula managed to become a household name after she portrayed the sharp, sarcastic (self-titled) character Deepa in the long running Nepali comedy TV series, Tito Satya.