Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Norbu, Our Guest


Few weeks ago, a lone male cat, totally beaten and exhausted by hunger and cold showed up to my residence. Before I could even utter a word, my three animal loving daughters have not only welcomed him to our house, but have also claimed the ownership over it. They were swift to name him too. They named him Norbu!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Random Pictures from Lamperi Botanical Park

As suggested by my fellow blogger Passu, today I was able to make a brief visit to Royal Botanical Park in Lamperi. My wife, who loves nature more than me, was totally awestruck by the absolute sereneness and total tranquility there. It captured her attention, so much that she almost left her purse there. 

We did not have time to enjoy all the fun there. But our brief stopover there has already inspired us to take our entire family for a grand picnic some day. I took the following pictures in my tab and it surely doesn't look that good. But I would like to inform all my readers that, those are the pictures with no editing and Photo-shopping. They are in their raw form like the nature itself. So please enjoy.. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Prime Minister of Bhutan



I believe now the world knows His Excellency Tshering Tobgay as the second democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan. To my eyes and ears and to all my senses, I think he is truly a leader of his own class. Unlike many of Bhutan's Bureaucratic and political elites, both past and present, what make him special and endearing is not his current position but his humble origin. The way he tended his own path looks inspirational. His accession to the throne of Prime Minister has really proven that, with democracy, "The throne of Gaden [Prime Minister of Bhutan]" can be truly anybody's?


For now he has mountain on his shoulder. Has a long way ahead. Promises has been made. Only time will tell how he delivers it. For now, lets wish him and his cabinet all the best. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I am Neither "JYT Scoundrel" nor PDP angagonist


After I wrote an article titled “Jigme Y. Thinley, The Man Whom the Mighty Feared”, my blog has received an unprecedented number of readers, both from home and abroad. I am surprised! I became even apprehensive about what I have written. In hour’s time, when my article garnered over thousand hits, I even started to worry.  The reasons are obvious. Number one, I am not a popular blogger. Number two I am not qualified political commentator. And number three, I didn’t know whether the thing I wrote could be construed as my freedom of expression.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jigme Y. Thinley, The Man Whom The Mighty Feared

Former Prime Minister of Bhutan
Of late there has been a number of news associated with the intended resignation of our former and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan. The reasons for his untimely resignation sound rather enigmatic but its not that surprising. Precedent was already set. When the erstwhile president of PDP, a man known more for his action, resigned after a humiliating defeat in 2008, he disappeared altogether from the scene without a trace. His disappearance did not have a credible justification neither to the party nor to the supporters. To this effect, his vehement critics have labelled him to a worst case cowardice. Like it or not, his absence created a visible sense of loss for Bhutan's infant democracy. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Colour Chaos

Although we have few disgruntling people here and there, the election dust certainly seems to have settled for now. With this we can comfortably presume that the grievances of not only the loosing party, but also that of winning party are well addressed and attended to. 

Whether it is due to their "karmic force" or their capability or other reasons, our new PM and  Lyonpos have finally moved into the office, adorned with much coveted orange scarf and patnag. While some of them must be already sinking deep learning the alphabets of the ministries, some may be still practicing hard to put on the scarf correctly. I write this on the authority that wearing even the simple white scarf is difficult. (Back in 2004, It took me almost a week to put on the white scarf the right way). But thanks to the graduate orientation program, I was finally able to get through the test.

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