Thimphu played in local theatres a few months ago. This is director Chand Rai’s second Bhutanese feature film. His last film, Gawa, which highlighted the issue of nighthunting in the country won him several accolades, but Thimphu had me all choked up when I watched it, last week. It may be because Thimphu is home to me. This […]
This column was published in Business Bhutan on 9th January 2016. I celebrated the New Year with a hundred other Bhutanese in New York. There were well-known Bhutanese actors and singers who entertained the gathering, several familiar faces, and many others who I did not know. I had, however, been happy to be among my […]
This column was published in Business Bhutan on 17th October 2015. I now understand the rage directed at BBS when live streaming fails. It comes from a good place. When you are a Bhutanese living abroad, the smartest way of being part of anything momentous in the country is via the internet. When that opportunity […]
This first appeared in the June 13th issue of Business Bhutan. If I had to describe the nature of being Bhutanese, I would describe it like I would glue: Being Bhutanese sticks things tightly together. This is not just patriotism; this is the stickiness of our existence as citizens of a rather small country. […]
I went to watch “Gazoom” today. No expectations. At all. At the end of almost 150 minutes, I left the hall with a warm and happy heart. The film did not disappoint. At all.
It annoys me that young Bhutanese kids watch a lot of cartoons dubbed in Hindi or in Hindi. I get annoyed not because I believe that the ideal situation is where Bhutanese kids only watch cartoons in Dzongkha, I get annoyed because they do not have a choice. Or so it seems.