Srishti Shah

The contributor for Republica.

Living with lupus, learning to thrive

Published On: July 11, 2019 06:05 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

On this episode of Here’s Why, Shristi Joshi shares details of her journey with lupus. Finding optimism and inner strength to cope with a chronic disease is lesson she wants to share while also generating awareness about the autoimmune disease she suffers from.

A sustainable lifestyle - take up the challenge

Published On: May 9, 2019 05:27 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

Sustainable living is not just a development sector jargon. Nor is it just a lifestyle trend that gives us bragging rights on social media. It is the need of the present day reality. Sustainable lifestyle choices, especially as consumers, can be our contribution toward positive changes in the way natural resources are used and consumer goods produced.

Celebrating womanhood through women voices

Published On: March 8, 2019 07:10 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

In this episode of Here's why, we celebrate women in their own voices. Nine women from different walks of life express what they love about being women and the challenges and stereotypes they tackle and overcome.

Unlearning how children learn

Published On: February 28, 2019 05:46 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

We teach children in ways adults feel are most effective. But would it not be more effective to build learning systems around how children learn naturally on their own? Should we teach children how they should learn, or should we be teaching them in ways they learn best?

HERE'S WHY: Age No Bar (with video)

Published On: January 24, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

Many of us associate certain age barriers with what can be achieved or the lifestyles that should accompany each age bracket. Working closely with the elderly, the founders of Aji's feel that retirement is just a career barrier - age is actually no bar for productivity. The ajis they work with enjoy staying busy, they are vibrant, productive and still pursuing hobbies actively.

Changing the ‘waste’ story (with video)

Published On: January 17, 2019 04:42 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

As Kathmandu residents we have all complained when the garbage truck misses its round and the bags of waste mount up along bends of the roads and empty spaces. Each of us are contributing bags of waste regularly, but what do we know about where it ends up or bother to be part of the solution?

Going local with a vision for a prosperous Nepal (with video)

Published On: January 3, 2019 08:25 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

Nepal's history of sustainable use of resources by our ancestors finds continuity in traditional skills utilized by various communities to make products of daily use. This sustainable way that comes intuitively to our rural communities should direct our economic development says Rabi Chandra Malla, founder of Kolpa, who has developed a sustainable business on this model of utilizing local resources and skills.

'Me time' and working mothers (with video)

Published On: December 20, 2018 08:03 PM NPT By: Srishti Shah

In this video Kamana Shah, a working mother, shares why ‘me time’ for mothers like her is not just a leisure choice but crucial for working women to help them succeed in their varied roles.