KATHMANDU — Bollywood actresses Sonakshi Sinha and Malaika Arora have performed in Tudikhel in the concert named “Amarpanchhi” on Saturday.
Both the actresses arrived here on Friday to perform at the concert which was held at Tundikhel, in the center point of the capital.
The concert was a charity program for victims of a last year’s earthquake that claimed almost 9000 lives and countless homes, organized by the Spouse Association of Nepal Army which is leading by the wife of Nepal’s Army Chief General Rajendra Chettri.
Nepali actresses Rekha Thapa, Richa Thapa, Nisha Adhikari, Priyanka Karki, Indira Joshi, Sushma Karki, Keki Adhikari and Sahana Bajracharya, among others, were also performed at the program.
After the performance, Sonakshi told the crowds that she delighted in the performance very much and also promised to return back to Nepal again.
Sinha also greeted the audiences in Kathmandu with a Nepali phrase “Kasto Chha?”Follow @gorkhapost
Sleeping in on weekends may help live longer
Sleep deprivation has been found to have numerous negative effects on a person’s health. But the new study has shown that sleeping more on the weekend might help ease health problems associated with not getting enough during the week, and even reduce the risk of an early death.
The study, published in Journal of Sleep Research by scientists from Sweden and the United States, suggested that the negative effects of a few nights of short sleep could be counteracted by staying in bed over the weekend.
The from the Stress Research Institute (SRI) at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute discovered that people below 65 years old who slept less than five hours on weekends had a higher risk of early death after examining medical and lifestyle data from more than 43,000 adults, following them for a period of 13 years.
For people who slept for less than five hours throughout the week but slept longer on the weekends for about nine hours, there was no increase in mortality risk. But, for people who consistently slept for less than five hours through the whole week, the mortality risk is higher.
Torbjorn Akerstedt, one of the authors of the research and a clinical neuroscience professor from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said that the findings were consistent with previous studies on the link between sleep duration and mortality.
However, those previous studies only focused on sleep during weekdays.
“The results imply that short sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep,” the researchers wrote in the study.Follow @gorkhapost