Karma is Ema Datshi: a film review

*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 […]

Why this Losar, I am grateful to be a Bhutanese!

This morning I woke up thinking about the kind of Losar message I would I like to share on my Facebook page at the start of the new Lunar year: what am I thankful for? What am I looking forward to? My mind has been fully occupied for the last twelve hours in a monologue […]

My Opinion Piece for The Journalist (Oct 7th 2012 Issue) on the reaction to “Bhutanese Films: Interrupted”

The Weight of the Word The 3rd of October will forever be etched in my mind as the day I was gagged. A certain film director called me and threatened me about a post on my blog about Bhutanese films called “Bhutanese Films: Interrupted”. It was not a professional review of Bhutanese films, although some people […]

Bhutanese Films: Interrupted

“Gyalsey- The legacy of a Prince”,  is in a league of its own.  The film is quietly brilliant. My husband summed it up pretty well: Jamyang (actor/director) understands, and has successfully shown us that less is more.  No annoying songs that just explode onto the screen, no slapstick jokes, no dramatised deaths, in short, all […]

Poetry in Motion: Perspective

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqnfbwv1WE&feature=youtu.be] This poem is the first that I’ve recorded in this manner. Inspired by the need to be objective, especially in my line of work, and also as a person, I sat down and wrote it in a few minutes.  My husband worked on the technical bits, and we hope you like the end product, […]

Pedestrian Day, 5/June/2012

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?