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Bhutanese of Nepali origin, tribulations and the ultimate sunshine!

Rom Bista, Nashville,TN During a short time off once my white manager, despite being not her concern, shot two questions at me---“Rom, if you don’t mind, can you tell me which country you belong to and what circumstances led you to the USA? Meanwhile, she offered me an option---whether to...

Sir, I Will Change…

It has been three and half months now, since I started teaching in one of the private schools in Paro; every time I went to class, I felt sad on seeing a particular student. I wanted to ask him, why? But my profession acted as a barrier (should I...

Bhutan or Nepal- where do I stand?

When I travel through my memory lane, all I can remember now is all the happiest moments of my childhood. I would hang around with friends, steal chocolates and flowers. Spending the whole day in a playground and in Deuna River with my friends added to my happiness.

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A reporter’s story from field

The people in the community always thought that there should be equal love and respect form each side. If one is educated he or she must educate the own community on various aspects of life. Let me cite a popular saying in Nepali that thematically translated as "if a...

Haa tragedy

I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the tragedy in Haa that cut short the lives of eleven of our young soldiers and injured ten others. Young Bhutanese men in uniform with their entire lives ahead of them, some with wives and children, laid down their lives...

The settlement turned into ashes in an hour

My body trembled. My ears alerted towards reverberating sounds in the vicinity; difficult enough to figure out the actual sources and directions. There seemed to be continuous cracking and bombing. The atmosphere appeared totally strange with lots of sounds of varying intensities. It was the fifth period in Tri-Ratna Secondary...

October 24: Just Another Wednesday

Setting aside all my work, I am falling for this article not because it’s more important than the others but may be because what I have to say here might as well fill in the hearts of a significant proportion of exiled Bhutanese. As the leaves start falling down and...

Watching the history burn

First siren of the fire engine made me run out to find where the fire was. Thick curl of smoke from Wangdue Dzong stunned me. I quickly made a tweet and ran to my car. I made myself believe that the fire is not in the Dzong. By the time...

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