Anweiti Upadhyay

The contributor for Republica.

Consistency A superpower

Published On: April 26, 2019 08:34 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

All of us either have something we want to start doing in our lives or a habit we want to incorporate into our everyday routines. It could be something as small as getting up at five in the morning or signing up for classes to learn a new language. Starting these things are easy enough.

Chocolate lover’s paradise

Published On: April 19, 2019 09:22 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Hemraj Dangal admits he loves chocolates a little more than the average person. He calls chocolate his biggest guilty pleasure and it was because he liked chocolate so much that he got the idea of opening a business that would involve this love of his. He discussed this idea with two of his MBA classmates, Prashant Sharma and Kiran Acharya, and the three of them started prepping for the launch of Chocolate Wheels right away.

Testing her own limits

Published On: April 19, 2019 09:17 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

If you keep up with the Nepali sports scene, you have probably heard of Sheshuka Rai. She is a third dan (10th dan being the highest rank) at the Nepal Karate Federation, the winner of Sports Icon Nepal 2016, and a licensed karate referee at the Asian Karate Federation.

The road to sustainability

Published On: April 19, 2019 09:05 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

A lifestyle change that people seem to be adopting the world over in the recent days is sustainable living and minimalism. And although a lot of people expect it to slowly fade away as most trends do, Samikshya Rai believes that sustainable living might not meet the same fate if we go about it the right way.

A young fashion designer’s debut collection

Published On: April 12, 2019 09:13 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

21-year-old Aagya Khanal is all set to unveil her debut collection of her fashion line, Sansa, on April 17, 2019. Khanal has been exploring different creative fields since she was a teenager. Today, she’s a musician, dancer, makeup artist, stunt rider, and a fashion designer. “Trying out different things makes it easier for you to realize what you want and don’t want to do in life,” she says. And although Khanal claims to still enjoy all the creative ventures she’s dabbled in, fashion designing seems to be her calling.

Expectations a heavy burden

Published On: April 12, 2019 08:31 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

It’s in our nature to expect for the best to happen. Nobody wishes for bad and horrible things to happen. But, from my experience, most of the time expectations (good and positive ones) only bring about disappointments and unsatisfactory results. It’s a little tricky to convey why I think expectations are disappointing but I’ll attempt to do so through examples from my own life and experience.

Where do you draw the line?

Published On: April 5, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

No one likes a nag and no one like being a nag. But where children come into the picture, concern, mostly a lot of it, inevitably turns parents into a nag. There’s no guide to parenting. Everyone does what they believe is best for their child. And it’s no simple feat; that much is true. It’s perhaps the trickiest of skills there is, one that really can’t ever be mastered.

A riot of flavors

Published On: March 22, 2019 09:21 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

If you’re looking for a place with cozy vibe and which serves good food, Ageno Restaurant is the place to be. Located in Dhobighat, Lalitpur, this restaurant shares its space with a bakery of the same name as well as an event venue.

My side of the story

Published On: March 22, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

I have quite often heard many of my elder relatives complain about my generation and talk about how spoilt we are. Apparently, we have everything we could possibly need but we still don’t how to value it or be grateful of the fact that life has been so easy for us.

Outrunning the obstacles

Published On: March 8, 2019 10:33 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Nepal isn’t really known for its athletic advancements. Although we have a lot of strong and skilled people who could make it to top-level international competitions if they are given the right opportunities, their athletic careers stagnate because they don’t get much support. One athlete who has overcome all challenges and is making a name for herself in the global arena is trail and sky runner Mira Rai.

Capsule collection for women on the go

Published On: March 1, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Rhea Pradhan had been posting teasers of her collaborative collection with Metaphor since mid-January this year on her Instagram page. The collection, titled Metaphor x Peppy Owl, was released on Sunday, January 24, 2019 and Pradhan confesses it felt really nice to see the result of her hard work. Although she is excited about the launch of her first clothing collection, the blogger mentions that she ran into quite a few complications during the production process and that she has learnt many valuable lessons.

Alone but not lonely

Published On: March 1, 2019 08:33 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

I’ve enjoyed solitude for as long as I can remember. Being alone or doing things by myself has never really bothered me. I actually prefer getting things done on my own rather than having someone tag along with me when I’m out and about. I suppose this also has to do with the fact that I’m an introvert. I’ve never seen being alone as a problem and I actually look forward to spending time by myself.

Constructing with care

Published On: February 22, 2019 10:40 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Houses and their structures aren’t supposed to be generic. The type of house should depend on the climate, culture, and the quality of the ground it is being built on. These factors hugely influence the kind of structure that will be sustainable in a certain area.

A wonderful world of baked goodies

Published On: February 15, 2019 01:07 PM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Dessert lovers beware: You won’t be able to stop gorging on these wonderful treats. Nana’s Delights, an artisan bakery located in Patan Dhoka in Lalitpur, has cakes, chocolates, and cookies (in interesting shapes and designs) that are unlike anything you have ever had before. We guarantee that. Funny thing is Aakash Nath Pyakuryal, founder of Nana’s Delight, claims that until about a year ago, they never even thought about making desserts.

With love, from Nepal

Published On: February 15, 2019 10:58 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

All of us remember going through pages of coloring books when we were young. There are also coloring books for adults that people use to lower stress and anxiety. Most of the coloring books available in Nepal are ones that have sketches and drawings of different characters and things that are prevalent in western countries. But Laibary Publication came out with Color Nepal that is a collective effort of Laibary and eight different Nepali artists to bring out a coloring book that people of Nepal can relate to.

What’s in a name ?

Published On: February 15, 2019 08:47 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

First impressions are important and for businesses that first impression is often made by their names. It is this first impression that will set the stage for future interactions or, in this case, make someone decide whether or not they want to step into a store or a restaurant. Keeping this in mind many business ventures today seem to prefer quirky Nepali words like Chuplag, Alchi, or Sinka over clichéd English phrases and words for their startups.

Going with the flow

Published On: February 8, 2019 10:42 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Malika Mahat is a well-known name among Nepali youths. The 19-year-old model has firmly established herself as one of the most popular Instagram stars of Nepal with over 76k followers on the social media. Now, after successful modeling stints, she is making her acting debut in the upcoming movie Yatra: A Musical Vlog, alongside Salin Man Baniya, Salon Basnet, Jahanvi Basnet, and Rajaram Poudyal among others. Directed and written by Samrat Shakya, the movie is set to release in April this year. The Week’s Anweiti Upadhyay caught up with this up and coming actor to talk about her experience while shooting for her first film.

Easing into spring

Published On: February 1, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Dressing for extreme weather seasons like cold winter or hot summer is pretty easy. It’s the times in between when we struggle to get dressed properly but it comes really easy for Ashim Ranabhatt. The 20-year-old model, stylist, and sub make-up artist is also a second year Fashion Designing student at Namuna College of Fashion Technology.

Managing money

Published On: January 25, 2019 09:15 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

If you want to find out how other people approach finance management and gain another perspective on this then the best way to do so would be by reading a book on the topic. There are thousands of books written on this topic and because money is a very personal matter, not every book resonates with everyone. However, here are a few books that have apparently helped a lot of people manage their money better.

Crafting timeless pieces

Published On: January 25, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: Anweiti Upadhyay

Mohammed Ibrahim and Qazi Sayed launched Turramqo, a jewelry brand, around 16 years ago. As Tibetan Muslims their main objective behind starting Turramqo was to bring a little bit of their own culture into their business venture. The two friends started out by making jewelry inspired by traditional Tibetan designs and are still doing the same thing and going strong even after all these years.