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Moments of transitioning history…

On the 29th morning of July 2012, the sun was just a nascent orange glow above the eastern horizon when dozens of relatives gathered...

Legendary man longing to visit Kathmandu for treatment

Interestingly, Chhetri had visited Kathmandu in 1951 along with his mother. "That is a long story," says he," When my father was thrown alive into the Sunkosh River, I and my mother were brought to India and then to Kathmandu by some well-wishers of the Bhutan State Congress." The Gorkhaland National Liberation Front leader Subash Ghising, 75, was the driver of the Indian jeep that transported the Chhetris to Darjeeling from Bhutan, as per his narration."Such feeling is gradually fading away," Chhetri explains," Even my neighbours have stopped inquiring about my health when I am forced to struggle for survival in my bed." [...]

Remembering our great heroes

It is still a sad thing that none of the seniors or leaders have shown up for the research-based documentation of the contribution made by late Mahasur. I would be unfair if I limit the heroic works with Mahasur alone. There are hundreds of Mahasurs, whose contribution and philosophy should be materialized into practice, especially if we are serious in boosting our call for ‘real’ democracy in Bhutan. A good start is never a late start, thus, what BNS decided to do now, to document the contribution of Mahasur, adequately proves that media mirrors the society’s image. Hats-off BNS! We would be cordially coordinating with you to accomplish this great mission, in whatever ways possible. Not only Mahasur’s, let’s also try to dig out the contribution made by other Bhutanese heroes at different times.

Legendary Marriage of Mahasur Chhetri’s Son

Over 100 guns were fired to mark the event wasting some 60 kg of gun-powder offered to Mahasur as a gift by one of the Mandals called Baliman. The only thing Chhetri missed during his marriage was the Prime Minister. "I was grown-up in his palace. He used to be as friendly as anybody else with me but I really didn't know why he remained absent in the function," he narrates. According to him, relatives and friends from as far as Nepal and remote parts of India also were present in his marriage. There were Babu Sahebs, Caprasis, Muktiyars, Mandals and general people, among others
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