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The Most Eligible 2019
Successful, smart, confident, artistic and creative, this year’s choice for WOW’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes is an interesting mix of personalities and professions. Curious? Learn more as you read on.
Compiled by: Pabita Dahal and Sachitra Gurung
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Qualifications: MSc. Marketing; BSc. Economics, University of East Anglia
Age: 26 years
Zodiac sign: Virgo-Libra Cusp
Height: As tall as Tom Cruise
Romit Shakya has completed his Bachelor’s in Economics and Accountancy and Master’s in Marketing and Management from University of East Anglia. He is the Business Development Manager at Kuber Jewelers, a company renowned for its exquisite handmade gold and silver jewellery. Humble and down to earth, Romit is known for his generous heart and assertive mind.
What do your family and friends like most about you?
Fairly debatable if it’s the best quality, but I strive for perfection. As big of an illusion it maybe, it ensures that I am always on my toes. Pushes me to do better than I had originally imagined, be better than the person I was yesterday. I like to keep raising the bar.
What does it take for a marriage to work?
Unconditional love and friendship. I believe that you should have the ability to shoulder no matter what life throws at you. You try and fix when it’s broken rather than discard it. Being best friends, your love for each other overrides trying to prove a point and goes beyond you guarding your ego when things go sideways.
What would be your commitment to your better half?
Will knock sense when I need to, will apologise when I must, will always stand by her, and promise to only keep falling more and more for her.
If you could change any norms of marriage what would you change?
I believe our value system, morals, so called ‘rules’ should be applicable only as long as they are valid and have a sensible explanation as to what and why we are doing or following certain things in a particular way. Many of what should/shouldn’t be done is passed down and thrust onto us without knowing the essence of it. And the worst of it all is that we don’t question anything! Rather, we tend to ignore. I believe that change needs to come from us.
1. Live, laugh and enjoy a nice bottle of red wine, every now and then.
2. Build an empire together.
3. Have an exchange of our individual list of places we’d want to travel and then go there alone.
4. Engage in volunteering and charitable giving.
5. Make it a point to go on a spiritual quest.