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Innocent Smiles

Innocent Smiles

The Piece: Innocent Smiles. Medium: Acrylic “I believe in the need for everyone to express themselves, be it in any form.” Sonam Chophel, Artist. This and other works of art… Read more »

To fly high, stay grounded

To fly high, stay grounded

The introduction of domestic flights has been a messy affair. MITRA RAJ revisits the potholes and bumps in the road, and proposes that what goes up does not always have… Read more »

Being present in the Moment – Haiku…

Being present in the Moment – Haiku…

By SHENPHEN ZANGPO Generally, we are distracted and never experience life in its fresh and raw state. We drive to work thinking about the meeting we attended the day before…. Read more »

The Pleasures of Birding in Bhutan

The Pleasures of Birding in Bhutan

All photographers have their favorite subjects. For me, I enjoy birds. They fascinate me. Their liveliness, elusiveness, perkiness; their colors, shades and even characters never fail to enamor me. I… Read more »

Can & Should Bhutan  be Food-Sufficient?

Can & Should Bhutan be Food-Sufficient?

By KUNGA T. DORJI As a child in the 70’s, Sonam remembers how village relatives came often to visit her family in Thimphu in the winter months. They came bearing… Read more »

From  Lisbon  with Love

From Lisbon with Love

By ARUN BHATTARAI A scholarship titled “Doc Nomads” had me enticed with the idea of being the literal nomad in a strange land. This was how I came to be… Read more »

A Phone Call

A Phone Call

By KARMA SINGYE DORJI The Mountain Mirror was a beehive of activity by the time Diamond got there. There were reporters heading out the door, anxious to hijack whatever car… Read more »

Old Songs Light the Way

Old Songs Light the Way

By JANET HERMAN, Ph,D. PHOTOS By JANE HANCOCK In the early morning dawn… the sun rises over the golden pinnacle of the temple -lyrics to Nima Dolma Because her beloved… Read more »

The Art of Writing Is The Art of Leaping and Letting Go

The Art of Writing Is The Art of Leaping and Letting Go

I must confess; I never want to go bungee jumping. But I have experienced the overwhelming feeling of sheer fright and exhilaration, when one leaps with complete abandon into the… Read more »

A LETTER TO THE TEEN-TRASTROPHIC ELEMENTS

A LETTER TO THE TEEN-TRASTROPHIC ELEMENTS

By TASHI PELYANG LHENDUP “We can’t escape pain; we can’t escape the essential nature of our lives. But we do have a choice. We can give in and relent, or… Read more »