More Than A Teacher: Sir Tshering Dorji

Sir Tshering Dorji was the Principal of Rangtse School from 2006 to 2011. The school is in an extremely remote area in Haa. It is a five day walk through forests from the nearest roadhead. He told me no one wanted to be placed there, so he volunteered despite knowing no physical school structure existed […]

Thimphu: Yours, Mine, Ours

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 […]

Real Lies, False Truths: Lost in Translation

This week, two well-known and highly respected religious leaders posted to their social media accounts denouncing and dismissing several false tourism adverts outside of the country that had their photographs and names. These online adverts had gone unnoticed for some time as all of it was in Chinese. Both Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and Dilgo […]

Leaving to Return

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 […]