Flavors of Syria

June 22, 2018 11:27 am

Sheriqi Bassel was born in Syria and he clearly remembers being surrounded by the rich Syrian food culture for most of his childhood. Sheriqi’s early memories are of his mother making authentic delicacies for him. He says his life back in Syria usually involved large family gatherings and lots of food. He has always been a food lover and enjoyed indulging in homemade food with his friends and family back home.

Daring to dream

June 22, 2018 10:00 am

Almost every student, at one point of life, dreams of going abroad for higher education. But that dream isn’t easy to pursue as the college application process is a tedious and tiring one. Nevertheless, the abroad allure often trumps the hassles and hurdles one has to face while preparing to go to college in a foreign land.

Shimmers and glitters

June 22, 2018 09:02 am

Glitters from the 90s are back in trend and it’s now time for you to shine and go all out with your makeup. Get ready to spice things up a little bit as this week is going to be all about experimentation. Yes, sparkles can get a bit messy if you don’t know how to apply it properly, which is why we at The Week caught up with Kathmandu based freelance makeup artist, Anjali Gurung. Here she tells you how you can embrace glitter in the perfect way.

Studying in the United States

June 22, 2018 08:24 am

Attending a university for the first time can be daunting. As a new student, there might be several things that you are worried about. Now imagine attending a university that is almost 13,000 kilometres away from home. This is the case for many Nepali students who decide to continue their further education in the United States of America.

Hit it up

June 22, 2018 08:12 am

All you need to know about High Intensity Interval Training

The ultimate trek

June 22, 2018 07:41 am

I had always dreamt of going on a trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) so when I got an opportunity to cover the Everest Marathon recently I took it up without giving it a second thought. And I’m glad I did because the EBC trek is the ultimate trek one can go on. It’s filled with challenges, many of which make you want to turn back halfway through, but when you see the view from Kala Patthar, that is, at most, two hours away from Gorakshep, the final rest point before you reach EBC, everything else just fades away, even the throbbing pains and aches.

Casual and classy

June 22, 2018 07:24 am

In the recent years, the Nepali fashion scene has been upgrading its standard quite a bit and quite drastically to boot. It’s not just celebrities and fashion bloggers who are conscious about their style and fashion choices but the almost every millennial and generations that come after them too seem to taking a keen interest in it.

The Only Story, Every Day and The Last of the Tsars

A lofty claim

June 22, 2018 07:05 am

‘The Best Asian Short Stories’, published last year by Kitaab Singapore, comprises of 33 short stories, two amongst them flash fiction of a few hundred words, from 32 different authors, all from Asia. It’s clear that the publishers wanted to come up with a collection of stories that is truly Asian in both its content and its feel. The question is: Do stories narrated by natives come across as original just because they have a local voice? What about the aesthetic aspects and the old-fashioned craft of storytelling?

Caring for canines

June 22, 2018 06:55 am

Stray dogs are often at the receiving end of abuse out on the streets. People pelt stones, hit them with sticks and, worse, even run then over while driving recklessly. While it’s quite common to buy dogs of ‘good breed’ and people spend a lot of money on it, the situation of stray dogs is pitiable. Considered a nuisance and potential rabies carriers, they are either completely neglected or hunted down and killed. Angeela Shrestha, founder of Project Humane Nepal, established the organization to tackle this very problem.