Bhutanese New Year celebrated with picnic

In order to celebrate the auspicious Dawa Dangpai Losar, I and some of my visually impaired friends got together and went to Paro with our families for a dry picnic today. It was a great occasion for all of us to have quality time together because in the hassle and bustle of busy urban life, social gatherings are becoming rare nowadays. It was also a wonderful opportunity for our kids to have outdoor fun together despite enjoying delicious foods brought by different people. We had planned this event since a couple of months ago and we had been looking forward to this big day for months. But the bad weather over the past couple of days caused some worries in us that we may not be able to execute our plans. However when the sun came up this morning, I knew we were finally on our way to Paro. My children were equally excited about it.

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Celebrating the end of my two years of blogging journey

As the month of April draws to a close, it’s time for me to look back and celebrate the end of my two years of blogging journey. I started my blog in April 2014 for which I still owe my friend Riku Dhan Subba special gratitude since it was he who always encouraged and motivated me to start blogging as he thought the world deserved to hear my stories and experiences. So finally I gave it a try in April 2014 and looking back from where I am now, I can clearly feel I have become more visible than I was two years ago. It’s amazing to know that many people have come to know me just through my blog and it makes me humble when people say they read my blog regularly and that they draw a lot of inspiration and motivation from my writing. Today, blogging has become an important part of my life because I can’t afford to leave my blog unattended no matter how busy I am with other assignments. I think what started as a passion has now become a kind of social responsibility for me now because I can feel the pressure if I don’t update my blog for a week or so. I feel that only through active blogging, we can engage the readers and followers of our blog meaningfully and that’s what I have been trying to do over the years.

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February: the most auspicious month for Bhutan!

Photo of HRH Gyalse with His Majesty the Gyaltsun and His Majesty the Fifth King. Image courtesy: Her Majesty the Gyaltsun's Facebook page

Following the birth of His Royal Highness the Gyalse, February has become the most auspicious month in the history of our country, the month that has seen the birth of two kings: His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo and the future king of Bhutan. It’s a wonderful coincidence that His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo and His Royal Highness the Gyalse would now share the same month for the celebration of their birth anniversaries and this month shall continue to hold a special place in our history henceforth. The whole nation was thrilled with immense joy and delight when His Royal Highness the Gyalse was born on 5th February 2016 and it was the most special privilege for our generation to have got the opportunity to join the nation in celebrating the auspicious birth of our future heir to the golden throne and offer prayers and wishes to His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsun for such a special gift to the people of Bhutan. With the birth of Gyalse, one of the most sacred duties of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsun has been fulfilled and the future of our nation is secured.

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