Boju Bajai produces original podcasts, branded content, talk shows and series. Started by two feminist friends in 2016, Boju Bajai began as a passion project to address the void that exists in the discourse around gender and the politics of gender in Nepal and South Asia. Since its inception, it has strived to share authentic and uncensored voices and visions of Nepali women, disrupt the status quo and affect change. 

We are determined to continue focusing on issues that affect women on a daily basis and speaking in a voice that is not dictated by any external institutions or forces. Ultimately, we want to create a space where women can critically engage with their personal and political concerns. 

Our podcasts, videos and events address and highlight the lived experiences of Nepali women. In our episodes, we’ve explored topics ranging from politics and current affairs to culture, literature, migration, sustainability and portrayal of women in the media. In the past, Boju Bajai has successfully sparked critical conversations around issues of sexual harassment, women’s citizenship rights, and online abuse in the public sphere. 

Described as unapologetic, gritty, direct, and funny, we are your typical next-door grannies.

Boju Bajai has received financial support from Open Society Foundations (OSF).

Meet our Bojus and Bajais


Bhrikuti Rai


Bhrikuti Rai is the co-creator of Boju Bajai. She identifies as ‘इस्त्रीमा विश्वास नगर्ने’ स्त्री । She is a Kathmandu-based journalist with a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University and is also a Fulbright awardee. तर खास इच्छा चाहिँ उनको ‘इन्फ़्लुएन्सर’ बन्ने हो। बिराटनगर घर भई हाल पाटनमा बसोबास गर्ने भृकुटीलाई मंगलबजारतिर ग्वारमरी खोज्दै/ खाँदै गरेको भेट्न सकिन्छ।


Itisha Giri


Itisha Giri is the co-creator of Boju Bajai. She is a poet of Nepali and Indian origin based in Madrid. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as La.Lit, The Aerogram, and in The House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal. She is the editor of the poetry anthology, These Fine Lines: Poems of Restraint and Abandon. In her free time, she likes to check ticket prices to Nepal and Nepali twitter cos #FOMO! Bhrikuti and Itisha bonded over their love for the iconic Bollywood dance number Chunari Chunari from the movie Biwi No.1, and the rest, as they say, is history.


Divya Shrestha

Social Media Manager

Divya enjoys exploring new places and cultures. She describes herself as an 'introverted extrovert' and a big-time foodie, who's always up for new experiences. Divya has worked at BBC Media Action and Crossing Borders. She holds a master's degree in film and media from Copenhagen University.


Sanjima Jugjali Pun

Social Media Assistant

Sanjima Jugjali Pun is an undergraduate Media Studies student. She likes interacting and meeting new people and learning from their experiences. Selectively extroverted is how she describes herself. She loves talking and one will probably notice her afar from her exaggerated hand movements while talking.