Sanghamitra Subba

The contributor for Republica.

A Teen’s Mission to Normalize Conversations about Menstruation

Published On: December 2, 2018 12:05 PM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Ashwin Karki, dubbed as the “Nepali Padman”, is a 17-year old from Syangja. Growing up in Pokhara, he noticed the plight of young girls and his mentally challenged sister regarding menstruation taboos and decided to take matters into his own hands.

Untold Stories of Sexual Harassment: #MeToo

Published On: October 30, 2018 08:47 AM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

The #MeToo is a social media movement which has been gaining a worldwide momentum from the past couple of years. In Nepal, women and girls are coming forward with their own stories of sexual harassment. From the nationwide support for the rape and murder victim, Nirmala Pant and the social media support for #JusticeForNirmala, it is quite clear that the #MeToo movement in Nepal is here to stay.

Inspiring travel through creativity

Published On: January 21, 2018 09:56 AM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

As many as 49 days of shooting, 2,000 GB of footages, more than 10 destinations, sketchy drone laws and an arrest make Milan Thapa’s newest project ‘Traverse Nepal: The Home Coming’. With over 200,000 views since it was published on Youtube on January 5, the video has created a bit of buzz among travelers and film enthusiasts in Nepal as well as abroad. Here is an inside look on Thapa’s journey in the film industry and his insight on his new film.

Blacktopping begins at Tripureshwar -Kalimati road section

Published On: January 16, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Almost three years after the Tripureshwar -Nagdhunga road expansion project began, the Tripureshwar -Kalimati road section is finally being black-topped. However, the concerned authorities are still clueless about when the project will be completed.

Mothers and daughters share a similar dream

Published On: June 6, 2017 10:15 AM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

There is no deeper bond than the one a mother shares with her daughters. Mothers remain a constant inspiration to their children, and here are some daughters who’ve followed in their mother’s footsteps.

A taste of hipster Berlin in Kathmandu

Published On: June 3, 2017 01:34 PM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

Hidden in a secluded corner within Narsingha Chowk, ShaVi’s Fries offers a little glimpse of hipster Berlin in the labyrinth that is Thamel. You are welcomed into an aesthetically pleasing little joint that is brightly lit regardless of the use of black mesh curtains and birchwood steps–the two being a reoccurring theme throughout the restaurant. Shavi’s Fries is a type of place you come to hang out with your friends when you’re in Thamel and you want a break from the usually crowded restaurants. You’ll definitely leave the place with Instagram worthy pictures and a love for sauces. Check out the dishes available here.

Fashion talk with today’s fashionistas

Published On: June 3, 2017 12:52 PM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

Fashion forward people dominate the social media sphere today. Models, fashion bloggers and fashion enthusiasts have turned into trendsetters in the society that everyone seems to get behind. Republica’s Sanghamitra Subba spoke with Sanna Gurung, 24 and Khusbu Gauchan, 25, two well-known names in the fashion blogosphere asking them about the trends of the Nepali fashion scene and how they started their personal journey in fashion.

The one woman led women centric startup

Published On: June 1, 2017 08:58 AM NPT By: Sanghamitra Subba

A simple desire to help the women in her community and to open a company that produces environment friendly products led Stuti Thapa to establish My Earth Eco Bags in 2015. Deviating from her original path of social sciences, Thapa decided to venture into the world of entrepreneurship to establish a brand that supported and uplifted women. As CEO and founder of the company, Thapa helps marginalized women make environment friendly, stylish and 100 percent plastic free cloth bags. With no investors, stakeholders or co-owners, Thapa began with a personal investment of 2.5 lakh rupees. The company started with a bang as their first order called for ten thousand bags. But this achievement also came with issues that no entrepreneur ever expects to  face in the initial years of their startup, an economic blockade. But even with insufficient manpower, minimal fuel and extended deadlines, Thapa and her group managed to overcome their hurdles, and completed their task.