Sunday, January 24, 2016

Reporting From "the Crime Hub" of Bhutan

Happy Happy belated new year folks! I hope 2016 bring us much happiness and prosperity.
Phuentsholing Gate Then
I am visiting my blog in a long long time and honestly, I am finding it very difficult to begin begin this post. Although I have many things to share I simply do not know which one I should do first. 

Well, to keep this post going, let me begin by writing about my experiences in Phuentsholing. 

For those of you who do not know Phuentsholing, let me remind you that is a small town in the Southwest of Bhutan. It shares a border with the Jaigon city of West Bengal. More than 80% of Bhutan's 53 billion trade takes place here. And for this reason, for over several decade, Phuentsholing is seen as the commercial hub of Bhutan. Phuentsholing has produced millionaires. So called the Development activities entered Bhutan via Phuentsholing. In brief, Phuentsholing is a major gateway to Bhutan. Therefore, when my department transferred me here, I came here with lot of anticipations.

But before even reaching here, the agony of finding shelter for my family taught me the first reality of Phuentsholing. It took me almost 6 months to find a house and finally settle down. I think I am lucky to have found one. While I am told about 7000 Bhutanese families who have taken shelter across the border for the lack of proper and affordable housing facilities, there are cases of rich Indians who are permanently (kind of) settled in Bhutan. I never thought that the scarcity of house has reached this menacing level.

Besides housing, other thing I had on my mind is about my job. When you work for Customs, not many people appreciates your efforts. Meanwhile, ACC officials were everywhere eyeing on us and so were officials from the Royal Audit. Little did I know that the ACC has initiated a full scale corruption investigation in our office. Little did I also know that in moths time, I would be made answerable to all the follies of my past predecessors. For now let 's keep this for a another post.

Before I really start writing, I think I need to reorganize my thoughts. have a nice day dear friends

2 comments:

  1. Hey it's indeed been a long time! Can't wait to read more posts from you, as you told me that you'd write your experience there in your working place! Have a wonderful year! :)

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  2. Update after a long time .Hope more posts will pour in :)

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