One of the renowned figures in the field of Investigative Journalism, Mohan Mainali is the editor of South Asia Check South which is an independent, non-profit initiative by Panos South Asia that aims to promote accuracy and accountability in public debate. Being a travel writer and journalist, Mainali has so far visited 68 districts of Nepal and has published three books. Of them, “Mantha Darayeko Jug” was awarded the Padmashree Samman in 2015. Republica’s Sonam Lama caught up with Mainali to talk about his experiences and challenges he faced in his career. Excerpts:

One of the best ways to increase your income and give yourself a solid foundation by which to grow into self-employment in the future is to start a side business of your own. If you choose the right business opportunity, there’s room for you to keep growing your customer base on the side, while keeping your day job. From there, if you take the right steps, you’ll be able to grow your side income beyond that of your day job—and launch into the world of self-employment.

Aaryan Sigdel is one of the most popular actors in the Nepali film industry. He has been in the industry for more than 10 years. After debuting with ‘Kismat’, Sigdel has played lead roles in hits like ‘Mero Euta Sathi Cha’ and ‘November Rain’.

What’s the most important key to successful finances? Change the way you think about money.

Curbing brain drain

April 11, 2017 00:30 am

Kathmandu, April 10: As ever-growing emigration of skilled and professional people to foreign countries poses a significant threat to the country’s development, it leaves numerous questions unanswered. Are we carving our skills to serve ourselves? Are we learning better to groom ourselves?

Importance of internship

April 4, 2017 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, April 3: Many students have no idea what internship is. Well, an internship is the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

Signs you should quit your job

April 4, 2017 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 3: Leaving a job is never easy as there is always a big risk factor of unemployment that comes along with it.

Learning beyond the classroom

April 4, 2017 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, April 3: From kindergarten through high school, students get education in science, technology, engineering and math – the STEM subjects.

“A true learning sustains through an effective teaching”, believes Shisir Khanal, CEO of Teach for Nepal (TFN), an organization working in the field of education. Established in 2012, TFN is currently active in three districts. It has so far provided its services to about 36 schools. Earning a Master’s Degree in International Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Maddison, he set out on a journey with a vision to improve the education system of Nepal. Khanal talks to Republica’s Sonam Lama, about his experiences and challenges.

Finding yourself broke later in life is no fun. It doesn’t matter how you got there — it only matters where you go from here. If you are willing to take extraordinary measures, you can accomplish extraordinary things. It is entirely up to you.