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Bhutan: A Nation of Silent Sufferers!

A Pardesi in Paradise, by Dr. Govinda Rizal movingly describes the author’s extraordinary journey, the quest for identity, equality, and justice. The pages in this book repeatedly remind readers of a story of injustice, anguish, and worries, struggle for survival, search for acceptance and contradictions. And yet, this book...

भाषा सिकाउने दोस्रो किताबका बारे

हाम्रो नेपाली भाषा भाग २ आएको छ । खिम खतिवडाले तयार पारेको यो पुस्तक अप्रिल १५, २०१८ मा आयोवाको डिमोइनमा सार्वजनिक गरिएको हो । किताबमा डा. लक्ष्मीनारायण ढकाल तथा लेखक / सम्पादक खतिवडाको भूमिका छ । हाम्रो नेपाली भाषा भाग १ को तुलनामा यमसा भूमिका छोटा पारिएका छन् ।...

Food and Journey: Two stories of Bhutanese-American in book

Aimee Zaring teaches ESL in Jefferson County Public Schools. She also taught ESL to elderly in Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Catholic Charities where she understood the universal language of food, in potlucks of native dishes. Her love for the cross-cultural flavor grew not just teaching ESL to the multitudes...

Petition and Politics vis-a-vis the Roar of Thunder Dragon

On some individuals of interest Interestingly and coincidentally, both writers have mentioned names of senior civil servants, some 'dashos' and 'lyonpos' who played roles in the state of affairs. Some names appear just for personal matters, while others are mentioned to value their contribution to nation building. Notable are Dasho...

Petition and Politics vis-a-vis The Roar of Thunder Dragon

Editor's Special In a span of one year, two books came to my reading shelve - one came from Bhutan hand delivered to me by a visiting official, another came from Nepal, distributed in the US for sale promotion. Om Pradhan, a former minister and diplomat for Royal Bhutan government published...

Petition & Politics unearths turbulent history of southern Bhutan

Reminiscence: Petition & Politics takes its reader back to the days of the late 1980s when Bhutan, the Land of the Dragon, was awakening to the sounds of modernity, and her people’s minds were muddled by the comfort of yesterdays and the demands of tomorrows. The present then had...

New Novel From Bhutan Explores Dark Side

Rape. Prostitution. Child labor.  Corruption. Alcoholism.  Welcome to Shangri-La.  Society’s ills in Bhutan, hidden to tourists who pay for pricey vacations there, are the main “characters” of a new book by author Doji Dhratyul called Escapades Awakenings: A Novel From the Kingdom of Happiness. Happiness isn’t very evident in this...

Lyonpo Om Pradhan’s Roar of Thunder Dragon

Author Om Pradhan was nine years old when news of the birth of Prince Jigme Singye Wangchuck reached his village Neoly in south- eastern Bhutan. Their destiny brought them together for the rest of their lives, in ups and downs. The two ruled the country with a king- minister...

“Gross National Happiness: A gift from Bhutan to the world”

“Gross National Happiness: A gift from Bhutan to the world”, is a chapter written by George W. Burns in the book titled “Positive Psychology as Social Change”. The author has profusely accredited the principle of the Gross National Happiness (GNH) as initiated by fourth king of Bhutan in 1972....

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