Category: Lifestyle

Durga Karki’s ‘Kumari Prashnaharu’ launched

KATHMANDU: Kumari Prashnaharu, the debut book of author Durga Karki, has been launched today. The book, an anthology, is a collection of thirteen short stories written in the style of social realism. Publication Nepalaya made the book public on Friday morning as its first book of 2020. It was jointly launched by Ambassador of Britain to Nepal Nicola Pollitt, Journalist Ameet Dhakal and Karki herself…

New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally

BEIJING: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Wednesday in Beijing: Mainland China: 2,004 deaths among 74,185 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei…

Amazon’s Bezos pledges $10 bln to climate change fight

NEW YORK: Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday. Bezos, who is the world’s richest man, is among a growing list of billionaires to dedicate substantial funds towards combating the impact of global warming. “Climate change is the…

He wished she had not been born, but she saved his life, literally

Hira Kaji Maharjan (right) and his daughter Sarita On the Father’s Day three years ago, Sarita Maharjan brought a cake and put it in front of her dad Hira Kaji. Written on the cake was ‘New Life’. Everyone shouted, “Happy Birthday to you, daddy”. This was Sarita’s attempt to bring back the ‘lost’ happiness to her father’s life. The next year, on Father’s Day again,…

Climate change opens up ‘frontier’ farmland, but at what cost to the planet?

ROME: Kenya’s livestock herders planting chilli peppers, Pakistan’s mountain farmers rearing fish and tropical fruits in Sicily – farmers around the world are already shifting what they grow and breed to cope with rising temperatures and erratic weather. In a few more decades, potatoes from the Russian tundra and corn from once-frigid areas of Canada could be added to the list as vast swathes of…

Why your Valentine might want hot chocolate for that walk on the beach

Drinking cocoa rich in flavonols – plant compounds also found in fruits, vegetables and tea – might make walking easier for some older adults with poor circulation, a study suggests. Flavonol-rich dark chocolate and unprocessed cocoa, similar to unsweetened cocoa powder used for baking, have been linked to improved blood flow and increased walking ability in a small number of preliminary studies in animals and…

Banksy plays with violence and innocence in Valentine’s Day graffiti

LONDON: British street artist Banksy is thought to have given a Valentine’s Day gift to his home town of Bristol in western England with the appearance of a new mural showing a small girl with a catapult and a splatter of red flowers. Banksy – whose identity is not publicly known – has not confirmed that the artwork is his. He often uses Instagram to…

Bihani Social Venture: Elderly care as an enterprise

White hairs, wrinkled face, a cane for walking and a slouched-over body; that’s what most of you associate the old age with. But when you see a group of senior citizens practising t’ai chi, you will feel shocked, right? Photo courtesy: NEPAN There are a lot of stereotypes associated with old age. Now, there is a group of young people working to break such stereotypes….

Nepalaya to publish Durga Karki’s debut book ‘Kumari Prashnaharu’

KATHMANDU: The Publication House, Nepalaya, is all set to launch Durga Karki’s debut book ‘Kumari Prashnahaur‘ it said in a statement today. The new team at Publication nepalaya has been working for creating a fresh catalog for the year 2020 and they are now ready with 4 titles. All four titles coincidentally are authored by women. The series celebrates women writers in Nepali literature with…