Get to know Mallika Bhattarai, President of The Social Service Club
Mallika Bhattarai is the president of The Social Service Club. She is a frank person with a sarcastic sense of humor. Moon Shrestha, from DWIT News, had a conversation with her. Let’s get to know a little more of Mallika Bhattarai.
What are the three words your family or friends would use to describe you?
Passionate, Impulsive, Phil Dunphy
What makes you happiest?
Surprises and excitement make me the happiest.
What things do you not like?
I don’t like spooky places, I don’t like waking up in the middle of the night and I don’t like Mondays. I also don’t like people who don’t get my jokes. Wow, that’s a lot of don’ts in a single sentence.
What was your upbringing like?
I am the eldest born in my family. So I had to work from an early age. Just kidding! My upbringing was as normal as any other child born in the 90s.
Who is your personal hero? Why?
My personal hero is Sherlock Holmes. Why? Have you seen or heard of anyone cooler? Yeah batman, batman too.
But on a serious note, I would say my mom is my personal hero because she has this perpetual faith in me that gives me the confidence to do anything.
What’s the one thing people always misunderstand about you?
People who are not close to me think I am a rude person. I think I am anything but that.
What’s your greatest failure and how did overcome it?
I don’t think I can choose any one of my many failures as one of the greatest but I can say that I have overcome them all.
How? I just step back, analyze my mistakes, find out the corrective measures, give myself some prep talk (if I really need to) and then do what needs to be done.
Do you consider yourself an extrovert or introvert?
I consider myself introvertly extrovert. When I am not familiar with someone I may come off an introvert at times, but when someone gets into my comfort space I’m as extrovert as any. I am also very good at breaking the ice but not as much at holding a conversation.
Why did you choose your respective club? What motivates you to work hard for the club?
I know the world can be a much better place for everyone than it is right now and I also know that it is our responsibility. I chose this club so that I could start somewhere.
Club goals or club members? What comes first for you?
Club members are the heart of this club and club goals the brain. That must answer your question.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave?
I intend to start something that the future presidents and the members would feel proud to continue.