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Dayahaang, Ugyen Chhoden and a Desi

Last month I watched a YouTube video featuring an interview with Bhutanese actress and filmmaker Ugyen Chhoden. Another one was a conversation with Dayahaang Rai and Ugyen. Ugyen Chhoden seems pretty interested in Nepali film industry. And, Dayahaang, the young theater-spirited film maker of Nepal, has been quick enough to...

What is in a name?  Identity and Genealogy

I am not in favor of fanciful names for human beings, yet I cannot resist to have a meaningful name for my own kids.  It is customary for most Hindus and Buddhists to have a formal naming ceremony for  a newborn. It entails some rituals too, for a newborn cannot...

The lasting pain of missing my Aama

Aama -- a mother, that is exactly what my maternal grandma was to me. What a beautiful word it is that I get to remember her by. A gentle human being, she was my first guide and my first friend.  I remember vividly when I visited Aama in Ohio during...

Beware Of Screen-Time For Kids

My daughter returned to school on August 19 despite the upsurge in cases of virus infection in Louisville, KY. I was a little skeptical about the success of school keeping students in school without having infected cases. However, it is going on smoothly. Schools are in a dilemma. Public schools...

The Importance Of General Wellbeing During Global COVID-19 Pandemic

l ike many of you, I had some great plans and personal goals for the summer of 2020 that I wanted to cross off my bucket list. Unfortunately, due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, all these preparations continued to fall apart. With some poor diet choices and lack of...

Why And How We Should Celebrate Dashain And Tihar Differently This Year 

Let us celebrate our upcoming festivals in a different way, given the fact that the pandemic has already taken thousands of lives. I recently started the campaign #differentDashain. The goal of this initiative is to help prevent a surge of COVID-19 cases within the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese community during the...

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Recent College Graduates

Who would have thought that after all the years of hard work and dedication, my academic career would end this way? As a recent college graduate from a four-year university, whose last semester of senior year was cut short and sent home early, I felt empty and lost. Due to...

Masks On! Go On!

The Oval — a view that never gets old at Ohio State University (OSU). Every time I am on the eleventh floor of the Thompson Library, I can look over The Oval which is shaped by the residence halls, dining halls, and academic buildings surrounding it. Although it’s marked...

COVID-19 Got Me; Don’t Let it Get You

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 and I am recovering. As I write my first blog post for BNS, I am actually confined to my cozy room. Thankfully, my room has a dual-monitor setup for work and an Xbox for fun. I recently also got a reasonably fancy external...
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