Professor Dr Dibya Singh Shah is an eminent nephrologist. She is the head of Nephrology and Transplant Medicine at Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. She did her MBBS and MD from India, and completed training on nephrology and transplant medicine from Australia. In conversation with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal, she talks about her inspiration and challenges she had to face as a female doctor.

Today, everybody wants to achieve excellence. Imperfection is not tolerated, be it in schools or at work. With an objective of helping people achieve excellence, or perfection, various training programs and workshops are conducted in Kathmandu. But are they really helpful? Have they actually helped the people achieve their dreams? Republica talked to a few people to get their opinion on the matter.

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction.

Ashok Sherchan has been the CEO at Prabhu Bank Ltd. since 2014. Originally from Baglung, he graduated from Shankar Dev Campus with a Bachelors in Commerce and worked in Kathmandu with a hope to fulfill his dreams and aspirations. In conversation with Republica’s Sonam Lama, he shares about his struggles, experiences and insights on Nepal’s banking sector.

Your hopes were high and now they’ve been dashed. You received a curt, ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ for an opportunity you were really excited about.

“You are passively sitting in a group and not contributing anything at all,” I whispered to a participant during a recent workshop. She hesitated a bit and gave me an awkward smile. During the break, she came up to me and said, “Actually, I didn’t know much about this workshop. My friend dragged me here with her. So I was a little lost during the activities.”

What would make you quit your job? How difficult is it to work while still in college?

When you ask for a reference, both whom and how you ask for this employment reference is really important. You need to be sure that the person who is recommending you for employment is willing and able to give you a good reference.

Manju Gurung is the vice captain of Nepal’s national volleyball team. Her journey to professional volleyball began at 9 when she caught the attention of her coach. Since then she has represented Nepal in various national and international tournaments. She was part of the team that won bronze medal for Nepal in the 12th South Asian Games held in India. She was even awarded the ‘Kaski player of the year’ in 2015. She is now the brand ambassador for Vibor Society Development Bank, Pokhara. In conversation with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal she talks about her experience as a national volleyball player and an employee of a bank.

How do you search for jobs? Have social media and other online portals made it easier to access career opportunities in Nepal?