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“Umm… My typical day in Bhutan? Interesting question! I am getting older and older and memories have started to fade away gradually. I am glad you wanted to know about my past. Let me first spit the chewing tobacco and recall with a fresh mind. Like many others back...

“I used to have a pretty simple and typical day like most other Bhutanese farmers. I used to drink tea as soon as I got up, and after that I used to head  to the rice field. I used to plough the rice field and make the terraces till...

“Household chores – that’s what a girl did most of the time. What else? There was no school for us. Only my elder brothers attended school. Every morning we first drank tea. Then, we used to gather fodder for cattle, clean the aagan (front porch of the house), take...

“मेरो जीवनका ३७ वर्ष मैले भूटानमै बिताएँ । जन्मेर ज्ञान पसेदेखि छोडेका दिनसम्म कति घटना भए होलान्, कति रमाइला दिन आए, कति रुने दिन आए...बयान गरी साध्य होला र ? मलिन आँखाहरु तन्काएर ठूला पार्दै उनले प्रश्नकर्तातर्फ दृष्टिकेन्द्रित गरे । त्यसपछि सनन्न लामो सास तानेर फेरि बोल्न थाले ।...

“For most part it was a busy farm work day. During peak plantation seasons, we worked for twelve hours everyday. Looking after cattle, ploughing the fields, weeding the crops, and maintaining proper irrigation are some usual tasks. I also had to preside over rituals according to Nepali Hindu customs,...

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