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The reprisals against those forced to coexist with the militants

Seventeen years ago on this day, the Bhutan army led by the fourth King, began military action against the three Indian separatist groups sheltering in Bhutan’s forest.  It was probably in Autumn of 1993 when I made a trip to my house in the uplands of Kalikhola, subdivision of the...

Bhutan National Day – what are we really celebrating?

The dividing line between patriotism and nationalism can sometimes become blurred. For the resettled Bhutanese this is particularly relevant when marking the National Day of Bhutan on 17th of December. According to American journalist and author Sydney J Harris, the difference between patriotism and nationalism “is that the patriot is...

Fostering a bond among Nepali-speaking diaspora in the globalized context

When I was still growing up at Topgachhi (currently Kamal Gaunpalika) in Jhapa, in the eastern part of Nepal, I always felt sad to see so many of my friends and family leave for work in India. Some of them would drop out of school, unable to pay the...

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