Rea S Mishra

The contributor for Republica.

The choicest of clothes

Published On: October 26, 2018 08:37 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

“These clothes don’t look good on me.” “Look at the prices. I can’t afford this” “I can’t find anything I want or like here.”

Music through the decades

Published On: October 26, 2018 08:13 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

In 2002, Monkey Temple released their first full-length album Black Bee & the Flower. This album was what helped the band create a buzz and gather a loyal fan base, especially due to the two popular tracks, Sangai Bachauna and Acoustic 11.

Where quality meets affordability

Published On: October 5, 2018 08:30 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

Being a part of the family business is great, but often times you will wish to pursue your own ideas and dreams, and take matters in your own hands. This is what happened to brothers Aman Gautam, 27, and Prashanna Gautam, 30. While they were involved in shoe making industry before the launch of Caliber Shoes as they worked for their dad’s company that had been established around 25 years ago, they wanted to start something new, on their own. That’s when they deliberated and came up with the idea and concept for Caliber Shoes.

A complete package

Published On: October 5, 2018 08:00 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

Established six years ago in 2012, Ananda Natural Therapy is one of the only medi spas in Nepal. Ananda consists of not only just a spa but a clinic too. Situated in Thamel, perhaps the most vibrant area in Kathmandu, Ananda Natural Therapy has been a popular destination for both tourists and Nepalis in the area. The ambience is such that you are likely to feel relaxed as soon as you step into the spa and you get a whiff of the beautiful aroma of luxury essential oils, and hear relaxing music as well.

Moving to The Rhythm

Published On: September 28, 2018 10:34 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

Making a career in music in Nepal is considered difficult. With western artists wowing the Nepali audience like never before, our own artists are usually ignored. This was the same case with 16-year-old Siddhartha Chhetri, a huge fan of rap music, who initially only listened to western artists such as Eminem and Kanye West.

For the love of plants: A little patch of green in the middle of a crowded place

Published On: September 21, 2018 09:16 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

Granted there are many nurseries in Kathmandu from where you can purchase plants of all kinds. But The Plant Shop at Gyan Mandala in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, is where you must go if you want to bring one home only after understanding how to take proper care of it. Maya Ghale, proprietor of The Plant Shop, will tell you exactly how to tend to the plant you decide to buy before you take it home.

Popsicle paradise

Published On: September 21, 2018 08:18 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

If you love ice cream but would like a healthier alternative, then head to Sweet Fix at Freak Street in Basantapur, Kathmandu. The gourmet popsicles are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting just one more. Started by 23-year-olds, Shreya Upadhyay and Kritika Lamsal, Sweet Fix serves popsicles of different flavors and each, we vouch, is a delight.

Reducing Wastage

Published On: September 14, 2018 08:12 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

It’s estimated that an average of 28 kilograms of textile is wasted every single day during the production of clothes in Nepal and it is this wastage that Sujhan Ghimire, founder of Taalo, wanted to minimize when he started his online store that sells different kinds of ties, headbands, and other accessories made from recycled scraps of cloth.

Poems that resonate

Published On: September 7, 2018 08:27 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

As a teenager, you will often feel that life can be tough. Sometimes it becomes impossible to juggle your social life, love life, school work and so much more all at the same time. There are many emotions and thoughts going on within you but you can’t express them in a way people will understand either. And that can frustrate you no end. However, 17-year-old Prachin Pant, a self-confessed lover of reading, writing, and photography, found a way to express her emotions and let out the steam. She found that outlet in poetry.

The misinterpretation of feminism

Published On: September 7, 2018 07:32 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

“Why are people feminists? Why do they hate men?” “How can you want equal rights for men and women and yet not call yourself a feminist?” “Why do people even bother with feminism? How is it fair to men when they are just promoting female supremacy?”

The plus side of being thick-skinned

Published On: August 31, 2018 10:24 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

When you were a kid, did you cry and go home every time someone yanked your hair or did you stomp your feet and keep playing, often pushing and shoving to make way for yourself? If the latter is what you did and what you think one should do when faced with challenges, then congratulations for it’s what good leaders and successful entrepreneurs choose to do in life as well. But if it’s the former, then maybe you should stop being too sensitive because that kind of attitude will only hurt you while accomplishing nothing in return.

Learning one trip at a time

Published On: August 31, 2018 09:35 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

People travel for various reasons but mostly to acquaint themselves with new places and cultures or simply to escape the routine of work life but Arpan Sharma, co-founding director of PR at Nepalaya, claims to travel because he is a keen learner.

The YouTube star

Published On: August 31, 2018 09:02 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

19-year-old Shanaya Nangia has been gaining steady popularity on YouTube through her travel vlogs, makeup tutorials, and other fun uploads on her channel. Her most watched video has almost 40,000 views. What’s fascinating is that the teenager started her YouTube Channel while pursuing her IBDP.

Cheers to that

Published On: August 24, 2018 09:24 AM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

In the recent years, online shopping has gained steady popularity in Nepal. From clothing and electronics stores such as Daraz and Sasto Deal to food delivery apps such as Foodmandu and Bhoj Deals, there are many online platforms that make your life easier. The easy accessibility and efficient service, as well as the luxury of being able to stroll through an assortment of products on the same screen are the charms of online shopping. However, among all these online stores, there wasn’t a single store that delivered liquor at your doorstep until Cheers came along.

Cultural cross-point

Published On: August 10, 2018 12:03 PM NPT By: Rea S Mishra

With modern fashion slowly taking over the world, Kira Store Nepal, the brainchild of the couple Upendra Singh and Aboo, aims to create new designs by merging contemporary style with ethnic techniques from around East Asia, including Nepal. Bringing together different skills from different countries, the Nepali brand is an amalgam of all things beautiful.