My name Pratiksha means to wait (in patience). I don't think my personality does any justice to my name.
I live in Kathmandu (where I have spent most of my life) with two golden retrievers and my lovely husband. My parents, sisters and their two cocker spaniels live ten minutes away from us. This may answer you if you are wondering why I seem to have many many dogs!
Kathmandu based job at an NGO means a lot of travelling around Nepal, which I think is a perfect fit as I love nature, culture and people and travelling around the country.
People know about Nepal a lot more these days. A few years ago I struggled to tell people where we are located and that we are NOT part of India. So here I have listed a few things about Nepal (if you are interested):
Nepal is a bacon shaped country between India and China. The people of Nepal are called Nepalese (Nepali). We share religion and culture with the Indians but no, we are not part of India. We have always been an independent country. But, we did lose a war with the East Indian Company (the British) and a big chunk of our land was taken over and our army (Gurkhas) became popular for their bravery.
We have our own language and even though it has the same script as Hindi, Indians don't understand us. ;)
We have many of the worlds highest peaks including the tallest Mount Everest. Well, I have not been to the Everest - it is very expensive and I don't think I will ever be interested. Also, I am always asked how do I survive the cold/snow. It snows up in the mountains and thankfully it gets cold in Kathmandu only during winter for three months. The rest of the year is hot and wet.
Our national flag is the world's only non-quadrilateral flag. Link here to the reasons and how to draw our flag! :)