I dreamt of a seven-year-old boy wearing a green gho who tried to save me from a bee. He managed to swat it away, but got bitten himself. I was wide-awake at 5am thinking about this boy who had bravely saved me from being stung by a bee. I was so grateful to this boy […]
This column was published in Business Bhutan on 24th October 2015. I was in an elevator in my third week in Arizona with two girls in wheelchairs. Just a few weeks ago, I shared the same elevator with a boy, and didn’t realise he was visually impaired until he got off. Differently-abled people are not […]
There are two issues that affect me the most about the opening of slaughterhouses in Bhutan that go beyond hypocrisy, and individual right and wrong: If self- sufficiency is our goal, why are we harbouring the ambition to export meat to Singapore, Malaysia, and Hyderabad? Where is evidence that this was done through public consultation, […]
*After my last experience with some people of the Bhutanese film fraternity, I thought it would be some time before I would be inspired to write about any other Bhutanese film. I was wrong. So, here is a REVIEW.* Karma, the film, is a journey, both within and without. Karma is also the name of […]
31st May was the day I received the announcement (first called, “No Vehicle Day”, and later, “Pedestrian Day”) along with directives for panel discussions on BBS to raise awareness. Raising awareness was up everyone’s alleys (include the stakeholders), but implementing it? Even before 5th June, there was nervousness. Would things go as planned?
This is old news, now. That story about the cop beating up a school boy. Yet, the October ghosts haunt me, call out to me to listen. Sometimes, I do.