A well-known face in the media fraternity, Manita Pokhrel has achieved a lot at a very early age. Starting the media journey as a radio jockey, she is now a producer. Ambitious yet humble, Pokhrel completed her BBA from Nova International College and is currently studying Master of Arts in Sociology.
WHERE YOUNGSTERS ARE MORE ATTRACTED TO GLAMOUR WORLD, YOU CHOSE TO WORK IN A SPIRITUAL CHANNEL, ‘BHAKTI DARSHAN’, QUITE A DISTINCT CHOICE.
Yeah, it’s quite distinct. I wanted to do something different. I thought of flourishing the culture and religion of our country, and expose it to the international level.
SO, WHY MASTERS IN SOCIOLOGY?
I think to be a competent journalist understanding society is a must. That’s why.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR WORK AND STUDY?
It was very difficult to manage time when I was studying BBA since we had to attend classes on a regular basis, submit assignments and give presentations. Now, managing time is easier than before.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Whenever I get free time, I love to spend time with my siblings. Other than that, I read novels and other books in general.
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY ROUTINE LIKE?
I plan my day based on my duty hours in the office.
However, I dedicate my evening for classes. I leave for office quite early in the morning and reach home in the evening, which leaves me with a limited time for personal and social lives. I try to make the most out of it.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE CRITICISM?
I think, criticism means people are watching us and that’s a good thing. But, the moment it starts impacting my mood, I just ignore instead of arguing with them.
WHAT POSSIBILITIES DO YOU SEE FOR A PERSON TO DEVELOP THEIR CAREER IN THIS FIELD?
I have worked in both radio and television and I think it’s very easy to enter into this field. However, it’s equally hard to get into a higher position. It gets difficult to manage time and we females tend to get dominated in this patriarchal system. Nevertheless, I highly encourage people to join this field and make it better.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN DOING MOVIES?
It’s not that I am not getting offers but I’m not sure if I should enter into the acting world. But in near future, I might do a role that gives a strong message to the society. You never know.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
Currently, I am working on health and awareness programs but I am planning to work in the field of women and children in the coming days, thus I am doing research on that.