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Age: 37


What is the importance of marriage in a woman’s life?

Marriage is a shared bond and should be important to both partners in a relationship, not just women alone.

Why have you chosen to stay single?

I don’t believe in following all the restrictive expectations created by our society. I will choose to marry when I find the right partner. Marriage has nothing to do with age.

What are the traits you look for in a life partner?

Sense of humour, love and respect, sensitivity, honesty and intelligence

Best thing about being single…

Freedom. I am more connected with myself and have time to pursue my dreams without additional obligation (smiles).

The one thing that scares you about being single…

It doesn’t scare me but sometimes it would be nice to wake up in the middle of the night and go for an ice- cream with someone.

Does the fun stop after you cross your 30s?

Definitely not. I hope our society learns to respect and applaud women’s individual identities, choices and aspirations and stop binding women’s identity to someone else. In Nepal, women’s identities are always tied… She’s someone’s daughter, someone’s wife, someone’s partner, someone’s mother. Nepali women have achieved great successes like Mira Rai the athlete. Instead of talking about the importance of marriage to women, let’s talk about women’s dreams and goals and how our society restricts women’s opportunities.