Bhrikuti Rai is a journalist and co-creator of Boju Bajai podcast. She and her poet/editor friend Itisha Giri started Boju Bajai in 2016 to address a clear void that exists in discourses around gender and the politics of gender. Since women’s voices are so rarely given space and prominence in the public sphere, Boju Bajai has always been about creating and pushing for space for women of Nepal where they can engage and connect with other women who contribute to public discourses offline through their scholarship, writings and different forms of activism. They have recently started producing videos on YouTube and will soon be launching a website where they hope to feature diverse voices from across Nepal.
In this edition of B360, Bhrikuti Rai shares a list of her favourites.
Jogbani, a small Indian town in Bihar which borders Biratnagar, my hometown
Mode of transport
Since I don’t own any, I prefer traveling on Sajha Bus over other modes of public transportation in Kathmandu. It is spacious and has routes spanning the length and breadth of the city.
Love to Eat
On your feet
Anything that’s comfortable
Any place which takes me closer to the mountains without having to hop on a plane or take a long bus ride.
Happy Tihar, Chiso Beer part 2 by Durgesh Thapa
Movie or series
Andaz Apna Apna and Hum Paanch
Trying to get off my phone at the moment
Reductress and Boju Bajai’s soundcloud page