Category: Culture

भारतको पुर्वोत्तर अहिले तातेको छ – छुट्टै गोर्खाल्याण्डका लागि भैरेको आन्दोलन र डोकलाम गतिरोधका कारण । भिन्न जातीय पहिचाहन सहितको अलग गोर्खाल्याण्डको आन्दोलनले मलाई भुटानमा विद्यमान जातीय विभेद र देशबाट लखेटिएका हामी र हाम्रो पहिचान बारे केही बोन मन लाग्यो । एउटै भाषा बोले पनि हामी आफूलाई नेपाली, भुटानी, गोर्खाली, आदि ठान्छौं । हाम्रो पहिचान…

Bhutan: Zam and freedom

The level of silence that Bhutanese media maintained about the departure of a senior journalist Namgay Zam from country is the sheer reflection of how freedom of expression, as guaranteed by the land’s constitution, is flourishing in this Himalayan nation. The media fraternity has not revealed why it was so quiet. Neither it rallied behind…

Super Consciousness

In that part of the world, where I born and grew, they called it Provident Fund. Here in Australia, they call it Super Fund. For me, the words do not give a relative meaning to mean the money put into this is for you when you grow old. Whatever is there in meaning, this is…

Identity*!?

Of the many issues debated most by Bhutanese in exile, without any conclusion, could probably is the identity. Who are they and where they belong? When we entered into Nepalese soil as refugee, the only identity was Bhutanese, followed by ‘Bhutanese of Nepali origin’. This identity remained widely used except few western media who sometimes…

Americans are free to chase happiness, but too few of us actually achieve it. The answer is in knowing how—and where to look By Jeffrey Kluger If you’re an American and you’re not having fun, it just might be your own fault. Our long national expedition is entering its 238th year, and from the start,…

By Vishal Arora The South Asian nation of Bhutan has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal in which young Buddhist monks molested by older monks fled their monastery and reported the abuse to journalists. While rumors about child sexual abuse in monasteries have swirled around this tiny Buddhist nation for a while, this is…

South Australian parliamentarian Zoe Bettison has expressed happiness over the progress Bhutanese, resettled in South Australia, are making so far. She was addressing the annual gathering of Bhutanese who were celebrating their fifth year of arrival in Adelaide from Nepal. The first Bhutanese family under resettlement program arrived Australia on May 12, 2008. Bhutanese in…

Bhutanese community in Melbourne (Australia) hosted one of the biggest multicultural festivals over the weekend with an objective of promoting Nepali-Bhutanese culture and enhancing cross-cultural harmony and friendship. The government ministers, local leaders and veteran social workers appreciated the initiation taken by Bhutanese community, who have started resettling only in recent years, in building social…

As we come across the term reality show, it reminds us of stage performances where individuals or groups compete to achieve the status of celebrity. From what we have seen so far, dancing and singing are two major items for a reality show. Conventionally, anyone rarely thinks beyond this border. It is in fact a…