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Protest, prison and a lost appeal: the memories of Lok Nath Dhakal

One morning in September 1990 there was a firm knock on my door. It was an old buddy of mine from the village. He looked excited and came straight to the point.  ‘Hello Lok Nath,’ he said. ‘Let’s join the andolan for democracy and human rights, it is our day.’...

Devi Charan Poudel –Collage of Success and Suffering I

1.0 A life of traditions Devi Charan Poudel was the sixth child born to father Nar Bahadur and mother Rup Meena on auspicious day of Shreepanchami of 1983 BS (1926 AD). He was born in Lalidhapper hamlet, one of the remotest of Dagapela but comparatively with productive geophysical conditions. During...

Bhutan Imprisoned My Wife

Ganga Ram Nepal, 87, originally from Samdrup Jongkhar district in southern Bhutan currently lives in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, chronicled the journey of his life along with the cause of his forceful expulsion from Bhutan.

Ran Bahadur Basnet ( RB Basnet) – a legend to remember

Mr. Basnet and five other high ranking officials of Royal Government of Bhutan defected the government in 1991 after being kept in tacit vigilance round-the-clock, phone tapped and as more atrocities unleashed in the southern villages.

Road to College Project – Series III

Yadav Sapkota, born in the Bhutanese Refugee Camp in Timai, Jhapa, in 1993, was resettled in Roanoke, Virginia in 2011. Having completed his School Leaving Certificate (SLC) from the

‘We packed 18 yrs of our refugee life in four bags’

Yadav Sapkota, born in the  Bhutanese Refugee Camp in Timai, Jhapa, in 1993, was resettled in Roanoke, Virginia in 2011. Having completed his School Leaving Certificate (SLC) from the refugee camp, he attended his high school in Virginia, and then went to Virginia Western, a local community college. Now,...

Road to College Project – Series II

Launched in August 2015, 

Back to College is one of the projects of Bhutan Media Society (BMS), designed and aimed to encourage resettled former Bhutanese refugees in the Diaspora to achieve higher/college education. BMS shall undertake research, document success stories, conduct interviews and publish articles relating to the subject. Generally...

Road to College Project – Series I

In this series, a former Bhutanese refugee currently living in Texas, Mr. Tika Acharya, 19, who is a recipient of The Gates Millennium Scholarship chronicles how he received it

Lalidhap – glimpse and forceful changes

Importance of place name The place name has a symbolic meaning and conveys the continuation of historical as well as social values. The name provides the identity of a specific community and their emotional attachment to that place that forms the part and parcel of the attribute. It is universally...

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