The Ins and outs of Pilgrimage and the Adventures to Singye Dzong

  Posted on 01/20/14 3:38 PM

In a letter to prospective pilgrims, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, the celebrated Bhutanese Buddhist teacher, stressed the difficulty of the journey many of us were hoping to make:“We always knew it was going to be a tough journey,


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The Happy Tourist from Bhutan

  Posted on 10/21/13 9:58 AM

On July 1st 2011, I left the hills of Bhutan to study in Spain with a grant from the ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP, which allowed me to pursue a Master’s program in International Humanitarian Action Studies. I took a two-year leave period from work. Who would have known that my destiny to pursue a 24 months […]


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  Posted on 09/3/13 11:11 AM

A course offered by Reuters on photography in London was very enticing. Just the thought of being in a city, with so much history, heritage, culture, and art, stirred up the wanderer in me. But first I had to complete the formalities and obtain my visa, a cumbersome process for many Bhutanese traveling overseas. Delhi […]


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  Posted on 06/4/13 3:01 PM

Of all the Indian metropolises, few are as misconstrued as Kolkata. To many, it is synonymous with bleakness, associated with beggars and slums,


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  Posted on 04/18/13 10:06 AM

After the peace and quiet of Paro valley you’ll be excused for suffering a culture shock when you land in Delhi. It is a city boiling with multitudes and swarming with diversity – race, religion, creed and kind. It is also a city that accosts you immediately. Once you hit its streets the people are […]


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Amazing Thailand, Indeed!

  Posted on 03/8/13 11:09 AM

A grade 12 student at Woodstock School in Mussoorie, India, talks about her experiences at the elephant rehabilitation center in Chiang Mai. I love Thailand. I love everything about it; the sights and smells, food, flowers and the people, who are so friendly and polite. I have lost track of the numbers of times i […]


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It Takes A Village and Not a ‘Syringe’ to Raise a Child

  Posted on 03/8/13 10:56 AM

There is a much better and compassionate way of educating children other than corporal punishment, says Sangay Phuntsho. When I was in primary school at Ura in Bumthang in the early 90’s, hearing the word Lopen simply sent my heart racing. I conjectured images of getting into trouble, or having done something wrong and then, […]


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