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All eyes on OBCA Convention !

With ABA (Association of Bhutanese in America) still nowhere and seemingly in deep slumber despite much hue and cry from some quarters of our community, it is OBCA (Organization of Bhutanese Communiti…

Modi’s speech reveals skeleton in cupboard

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has recently addressed the parliament of Bhutan, the youngest democracy in the world. Bhutan, the only country in the world without traffic lights, is very pr…

Election aftermath: A milestone or a millstone?

I arrived in Bhutan a few days after the second general elections – a milestone in the journey of our country’s fledgling democracy. A milestone unfortunately marred with ugly accusations hurled at ea…

Are We the Bhutanese Refugees Killing Ourselves?

Please watch this video clipping before you read The recent article titled “Bhutanese Refugees are Killing Themselves at an Astonishing Rate” reminds me of the once-much-believed misconception of the …

The Gyalpoizhing Verdict

The very name of the place, “GYALPOI ZHING” is elusive as it has geo-political connotation since time immemorial. ‘Gyalpoi’ means the King’s and ‘Zhing’ means field or land.  In the first place, the n…