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Moments

When His Majesty the Fourth King was there at my darkest hour Memory is what we have to re-live moments and there are those moments, which critically mould life. And as I re-live that particular moment, it is one of mixed emotions, as it always will be. 19 May 1992 …

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A more active Parliament

In its seventh year Bhutan’s Parliament is undergoing important changes that have, so far, escaped most observers. This political evolution is leading to a Parliament that is growing more in confidence and strength by the day. There is a noticeable improvement in the quality of discussions, and more importantly, the …

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I Pledge to Live Like The Great Fourth

Of course how could we help not making the celebration so grand for the King as great as His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck whose vision for the country and compassion for his people are only comparable to the God himself. But when I see so much of sound and fury …

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Traditional Bhutanese Toilet Habits

The oldest form of toilets in Bhutan were in strange ways comparable to the most advanced toilets today because they didn’t need to be flushed, they never got blocked, and at the end human waste wasn’t a problem. The typical traditional toilet hung from the first floor with a wide …

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Resolving regionalism and communalism in Bhutan

The Royal Bhutan Police recently issued a warning in response to a rising trend of regional, communal and racist jokes on certain social media platforms. The Social Media revolution in Bhutan has empowered many and has done a lot of good, but there is an increasingly worrying tendency of attacks …

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My Classmate the Fourth King

I was among the eighteen boys privileged to attend school with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Singye at the Ugyen Wangchuck Academy (UWA) in Paro, over thirty years ago. I would like to highlight a few of the many qualities that I recall seeing in the young Prince, which, …

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A moment for History

On 11th November, 2015, the hearts and minds of Bhutan were focused on a ceremonial stand in Changlimithang, where His Majesty the King stood with His Majesty the Fourth King. The nation witnessed the honoring of the past 34 years of a Golden era under His Majesty the Fourth King, …

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His Majesty’s complete address on 11th November

Before the formal Address, His Majesty thanked the people who braved the cold and were waiting since 2 am in the morning to enter the stadium, for an opportunity to pay tribute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. His Majesty also mentioned the numerous Bhutanese across the world who had congregated …

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