Rejina Basnet

The contributor for Republica.

You Tube: A platform where you can learn anything!

Published On: November 13, 2018 09:25 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

With access to internet, we are living in the world having rapid technological advancements and digital revolution. Majority of activities  on an online platform is definitely of our interest, either at a personal or professional level. Moreover, social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and more are playing a leading role, being a platform to share ideas, communicate and explore new avenues which were not accessible in affordable cost prior to digital revolution.

Goddess Durga: a symbol of power

Published On: October 14, 2018 10:30 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

Besides flying kites, staying together with your family, having delicious food, and waiting for your turn to play ‘Linge ping’, there’s another important feature of Dashain that makes this festival even more interesting. Visiting different places of pilgrimage to pay the homage to Goddess Durga, residing in her various incarnations, is an age-old tradition.

Girls kick for self-defense

Published On: October 7, 2018 10:35 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The accelerating number of crime rates in the country is showing no hints of abating. To make it worse, the rape cases, according to the recent police edit, have reached an average of 120 every month. This clearly demands the change in the situation through education and protection that teaches women to guard themselves against horrendous cases. However, self-defense training is equally important for both men and women.

BEAUTY PAGEANT: Platform for looks, talent, and business

Published On: October 2, 2018 08:30 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: What do you think of when you hear the term ‘beauty pageant’?  The general image that comes to our minds is: conventionally beautiful women, wearing shiny gowns wrapped by sash and sparkling crowns made up of jewels in their heads. They have wide smiles on their faces, alongside glittery makeup, and they are walking with style, with their hands waving to the crowd.

Understanding the law

Published On: September 10, 2018 08:57 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

To grasp a better understanding of the features of the existing law, My City's Rejina Basnet talked with law students and practitioners.

Rage against rape

Published On: September 3, 2018 10:56 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: A group of artists protested against the rape and murder of the 13-year-old Nirmala Panta at Maitighar Mandala on Tuesday. According to the police report, Nirmala, a resident of Kanchanpur, was brutally raped and eventually murdered. Several nation-wide protests are being organized demanding for justice to Nirmala.

BIMSTEC a disturbance for the locals

Published On: September 3, 2018 10:40 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The summit meeting of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ended a few days back. The summit saw a participation of heads of state or government of its seven-member nations -- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Notching up the creativity

Published On: August 23, 2018 09:46 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

Portraying its boundless possibilities, animation has occupied a special space in the hearts and minds of people, ranging from a cartoon fanatic to a superhero movie buff. It has been equally admired by those in the media by making it possible to bring to life what would otherwise be impossible. Everything is vibrant, ritzy, and magnificent in this world but definitely not at the cost of losing its surrealism. The rapid advancement of technology has made animation accessible to the mass and thus, the animation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

Beyond books

Published On: August 18, 2018 08:06 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

The establishment of youth clubs is on the rise in Nepal. Most of these associations, led by youths themselves, aim at giving a head-start to their leadership attributes. Youth no longer like to follow the conventional ways of attaining education, limiting themselves within the four walls of a classroom, and these clubs are the prime examples of endless learning platforms. Today, promoting and understanding leadership among young people is attracting more attention as the duration between the ‘teen’ years and young adulthood is blurred. The youth of today has started to believe in taking leadership roles from as early as possible.

Raise your voice!

Published On: August 9, 2018 12:10 PM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Rape is among the leading crimes against women in all of South Asia. Though the majority of rape victims are women, rape can’t be defined by gender.

Prepping a staple dessert

Published On: July 31, 2018 07:54 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

The Nepali calendar includes special events, every month, to relish the culinary delights of the country. 15th of Shrawan is rightfully dedicated to rice-puddings, and is known throughout Nepal as ‘Kheer khane din’.


Published On: July 30, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

I asked to the dandelions, “Isn’t your life so free?

Crazy for!

Published On: July 25, 2018 09:31 AM NPT By: Rejina Basnet

KATHMANDU, July25: Social media usage has dramatically risen across the world. The majority of the people residing in urban areas of Nepal are highly acquainted with the use of social networking sites. This trend of social media usage, as a source for news consumption or entertainment is steadily increasing, and not showing signs of slowing down.