Tuesday, November 26, 2013

'Opportunity and Employability' the weight hanging on Dzongkha to rise...?


Even in rural Dzongkha literate areas,
Sign boards are meant for only English literates..!
Dzongkha as a national language of Bhutan has been a topic of discussion concerning its development. But remained suppressed under English and was not able to rise to the level of English.

We saw arguments and discussions from many angles but for me the reason why Dzongkha cannot pick up its use, as a national language was not as convincing as expressed by one of a village elderly (Memey) from a remote part of Bhutan.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Chinese heater through India to Bhutan? What does it mean?


Why should Bhutan pay for India to import Chinese goods when it is costing so much for Bhutan and its people.

A Chinese product in Bhutan means a
donation to Indian Economy from Bhutan..
This is an electric heater (in the picture) brought from Dolma Enterprise, but one can find such electric heater in allmost all of the shops that sell electric heaters in Thimphu.

As you see, it is a Chinese product but our Bhutanese enterprenuers did not import directly from China. They have bought from Indian dealers and I am sure this would mean Indian rupee out flow.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Talking Women's Right.....!


While I agree there should not be discrimination among the gender and to empower the women at per with men. Sometime the issue is taken too far.

Women's in Bhutan took plying khuru (traditional game played by men in Bhutan), which by tradition is never a women's game. They say it is to bring women at per with men. Does that mean women shall wear gho?

 Traditional practices every where are gender discriminatory by nature. In Bhutan women wear Kera (female dress), and men gho(man's dress), while such is same in other countries too. Women in india wear sari, men doti, even in modern practices, the dressing fashions are always different from women's that one can always make a difference.

Do we really need to talk about traditional practices as need to be gender equal? To me simply providing the freedom of their own right can do the job. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The latest Snow... a hope for its return....!

But lets us also not give our selves to the business of pollution to let this joy return!

The morning cheeping of the birds are missing, instead the cheerful sounds of playing kids early morning has replaced, other wise silent and calm.

It was a wonder this early morning that it drove me to peep through the window thinking I was late to wake.

As I looked through my window from between the slight open of the curtain, the earth around is covered, to the delight of a longing mind for such a joy, it was a merrily moment to see the blanket of thick and white all around.

It was snowing and unusually it has settled so thick after so many years of unsatisfactory snow in Thimphu and around.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Choosing the best is crucial to ensure the best...!



Why Primary round is crucial in the forth coming election for Bhutan?

This is because, it is from where we as citizen chose the best of the five parties to take up the business of national affairs.

If we want a strong opposition and a strong government at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, I would advise that we be mindful and participate as much as we can in the primary round of election to chose two of the strong parties for the general election.

I think, BBS should reconsider their decision not to give air time to the party candidates, because to make a good decision for the voters to vote at the primary round, knowing the candidates of the parties are crucial.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Our middle men, do you have a strong one...!



The clock is politicking, eyes and ears are every where to point a finger at one another.

But as a bhutanese citizen, in such a time of politicking era, people and their just and fair knowledge on politicking movements are crucial for a democracy to serve the way it should.

Otherwise, the democracy would serve more on one side for the vested interest of those who wish to be in power.