Thursday, December 22, 2011

Logs...logs...logs

I know i am not an activist nor an environmentalist to be talking about things, but as a citizen of the nation, i present the following simple issue to the readers.

I had the privilege to travel from Tsirang to Thimphu, a countable times and enjoy the beauty of our nation and the gigantic Punatshangchu Project. But every time i travel i am very disturbed by the scene on the road side along the Waklaytar checkpost and the PHPA site.

Every time i travel, i always see the road very narrowed by the huge pine logs which lay along the highway. I just wonder why these many trees are felled when the nation is worrying about the degrading natural environment. If it is for timber, I am very sure concerned agency has a criteria to issue the permit like density of trees in the forest. Looking at the forest there, the forest doesn't look too rich with the tree.

Some people said the trees were felled by the BPC as a precaution for their new electric lines running through the forest. But how many and how long is BPC going to do this?. Because two years ago i happened to come across the same issue and wonder how many more trees are to be felled.

It would be very safe for the travelers if the logs are piled neatly rather than keeping them as they rolled down. I know, with my limited knowledge, i may not be convincing what i wanted to say rather than raising eyebrows of others. But as a simple Bhutanese I am using my right to write what i think is of some importance.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Collection of our BELOVED's gift to us.....





OUR BELOVED ROYAL COUPLE...



 Our Future...




 Close to His People ...



 Thank You Your Majesties...



The God and the Goddess.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What a shame.......RBP??????


Source: http://www.kuenselonline.com/2010/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21020
School lodges complaint against errant officer

Police chief promises an inquiry and further action, if necessary Police 6 October, 2011 - Yangchenphug higher secondary school (YHSS) authorities have lodged a written complaint to the royal Bhutan police against the Thimphu police superintendent.

The officer had beat up a Class XII student on the afternoon of October 4, while he was waiting to see Buddha’s relics (Ringsel) displayed at Tendrelthang.
According to the 19-year-old commerce student, who suffered wounds on the head and bruises on the back from the beating, the incident occurred after the officer had asked the students to go home without seeing the sacred relics. The student then went up to request him that they would only go after seeing the relics, as they had waited for more than two hours.
The student alleged that, before he could complete his sentence, the officer shouted at him, caught him by the ‘kera’ and dragged him to the police control room, where the officer pushed, punched and kicked him.
The student alleged that he was then taken into another room inside and beaten again. “People working inside that room went out the moment they saw the officer, and he latched the door and continued beating me,” the student said.
He also alleged, pointing to a wound, that he became unconscious after the officer kicked him on the head.
The student also alleged that the officer then asked him to write an apology letter, stating that he was at fault for going against the police but, when he refused to write according to the instruction, the officer told the constables to take him to the police station. He said the officer came to the station an hour and half later, read out some clauses from a book, and said he had obstructed the police and was liable to a month in prison.
The student was, however, sent home in the evening.
A student, who was standing next to the victim, said he went to call friends after the officer dragged him, but they could not find where the officer had taken their friend in the crowd.
Another Class XII student, said a woman came running to him, telling him that a police officer was beating someone wearing the YHSS school uniform.
YHSS teachers expressed their disbelief and said it was totally disheartening. “We didn’t expect such things from people, who are supposed to uphold law and order,” a teacher said. “Such acts not only humiliated the student, but also threatened his life as he was taken into custody without informing the teachers.”
Another teacher, who taught the boy for about four years, said they were unhappy because it happened to a student, who would not go against anyone in school. The boy’s parents are in Lhamoizingkha to celebrate Dassain and on their way back after school authorities informed them about the incident.
The officer in question said he cannot make any comments because he is involved.
The police chief, Brigedier Kipchu Namgyel, said the police would institute an inquiry and see what went wrong, and will take action against the officer. “I’ll personally go to school and apologise to the teachers and students on Monday,” he said. The inquiry will be instituted after the important events in the coming weeks are over.
He also said that, although the student made a mistake by parting from the crowd and approaching the officer, they were children and should be dealt with differently. “Police don’t encourage manhandling,” he said.
Another police officer said the police were under a lot of stress and pressure, preparing for the coming important week.
Meanwhile, the long lines waiting at Tendrelthang on October 4 broke the moment it started raining heavily. They had to literally pull out people, who tried to jump the queue and send them back.




http://www.kuenselonline.com/2010/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21020

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dzongkha...DzongLish...DzongNep...DzongHind

Every Country in the world has its national language as their unique national identity. And Bhutan is proud to have Dzongkha as its national Language. But the Dzongkha spoken in our country has come a long way in its history.

It was spoken as Pure Dzongkha when it was declared as the national language. After few decades it mixed up with English words as people got western education and thus became DzongLish- meaning Dzongkha and English.

But Today Dzongkh has reached a new height; it is being blended with Hindi and Nepali thus becoming DzongNep and DzongHind. I am not a researcher or a linguist but i can sense the change in the style of talking in our national language.

I would like to give some examples of DzongNep and DzongHind:
1. Ga'ri- Vehicle
2. Ga'ri la- Motor Road
3. Bejheli- Electricity
4. Pa'ka'- Nice or Good
5. Pu'ra- All or whole
6. Baand- Close
7. Chutei- Holiday or off

There are many more words that we all use in our daily conversation. The question here is; Are these words really Dzongkha? These words are all borrowed words. People may think that I am ridiculous here but i think we are failing our basic responsibility of simply using basic dzongkha words.

Some words are there which lacks dzongkha words which forces us to use their their names like rice cooker, Fan, and so on but we the Bhutanese must realize to use at least the basic words or the words that have the Bhutanese version.

We think that with modernization, we must adapt with the pace; but are we compromising the security and sovereignty of our nation?

The new version of dzongkha is even used by high officials. We can hear them on television using these outside words not realizing that they are neglecting our own language.

so its high time now to realize and act what we are doing.

If you cant use all the dzongkha words, we must use at least the basic dzongkha words, after all its our own and that is the national language.

WHAT DO YOU SAY,,,???

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"If You have EXPERIENCE, We have vacancies" but not jobs

The recent job fair organized by the MoLHR was just for name sake or it was just to fulfill the promises made by the elected government that they have done their part. Though it was targeted for the fresh job seekers to find appropriate job and the organizations to find the correct person, many people doubt whether it served its objective or not. 

The fair had 1,050 vacancies announced for employment for graduates, class XII candidate and class X candidate but took only 235. Most of the job seekers were not satisfied by the availability of jobs. rather they were frustrated and disappointed looking at the job market scenario of the country. 

There was a great mismatch between the demand and the supply. the employers were all after "EXPERIENCE" or  in- service people while the job seekers were all fresh but ready to work. It is good that the employers are looking for these people as they will perform much better and benefit the organization, they should be taking in consideration other factors too.

If the employers all go for experience, then where will the fresh job seekers land up. How can we gain experience when we are not employed at all. We are all a part of society and somebody needs to give us opportunity to gain experience so that we can help others.

Its like asking for the fruit while you forget about planting a tree. Somebody needs to sow the seeds no matter who reaps the fruit. After all we are not going to work outside the country after your organization shower us with loads of experience, we are going to serve in the country and we are very sure you will be benefited in one way or the other.

And the Government should look into the issue as it may never solve the problem of unemployment because the same so called experience people will be rotating in all the vacancies. Are we not citizens of the nation? Cant we have the right? How can we get experienced ? 

We are not experienced, because We are not Employed
We are not employed, because We are not Experienced.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tashi Chho Dzong suffered a minor damage

PM announced that Tashi Chho Dzong suffered a minor damage in its Utse.

He quotes on Face Book...

Dear friends, Phone lins rem clogged reflecting our caring and close knit society. No damage reptd from east Bht. 4 rd blks causd by fallg debris r reptd on the Chukha - P'ling road. 2 homes in Haa report damage with 3/4 people having suffered minor injury. Thim Dzong has sustained some cracks in the Utse and one of the four corner towers. Occupants have been moved out to safer parts. Please remain calm and alert.
May the blessings of the triple gem protect us as always.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Board Exams for Class Three Students

The recent article by kuensel states that the children of class THREE are going to sit for board exams beginning this year. It was decided by the BBE which is now a autonomous body. The reason, they gave was, they wanted to assess the learning of the lower primary students through a common paper. It is also to assess the amount of syllabus taught in the lower primary schools by the teachers especially in the remote schools.

But the question here is; Are our Kids ready to face the board exams? I know people will say "Yes", but i don't think our kids are ready to face the board exams. Till now, class three students need to be guided while writing the exam papers, but i think the new paper doesn't allow that.People may think that, students, long time ago sat for board exams at early grades, but the learners are not  same. During that time, learners were as old as 16 years old wen they got to this grade which gave them opportunity to think n analyze. Today when children get to grade three, they are barely 8 years old, so they cant think well or analyze.

Another reason, they said was, to check the quantity taught by the teachers. does it mean that the teachers in our schools are not teaching well or were they not monitored? If they were not monitored, then whose fault is it? Our teachers in schools are really frustrated and please don't add oil to the fire. It will discourage them from doing what they are doing right now.

Can the board exam monitor the quality of education? Can it serve its purpose?

Monday, August 29, 2011

carelessness.......

Can you find out what is wrong in the picture???

People take things for granted that we over look very simple things in life. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Land Problem at Gyelposhing

It is a great news that the Prime Minister (PM) has officially requested the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate the land problem at Gyelposhing in Mongar.

The gives ACC a chance to catch big fish as we are very sure that higher officials are involved in the issue. The big fish needs to be punished once so that the public feel what law is;- for all. Its not only the lower designated people who are corrupt, but the big bosses are too, and they indulge in planned practices.


These big fish plan things in such a way that when caught, they always have a way to throw the issue to others or point finger. And this time ACC should not give them opportunity to do so. Its high time ACC show what they can do with these kind of people.

It is a shame that people gamble on these issues leaving the poor and helpless ones uninformed. It is sign of great corruption taking place right under our nose, and that we are unaware of it.

So hats off to PM for his great concern and the media for bringing up the issue to the notice. We are very hopeful that some big fish will be caught and taught a lesson.

Best of Luck ACC and Hats off PM.

May the root of corruption be unearth and killed.

Pelden Drupa ......Gyalo

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Rocky Elephant.......

The Rocky Elephant....
Beleive it or not.....
This is a very unique sight on a Rocky cliff beside the road. The cliff is located few kilometers from Chuzom Checkpost towards  Thimphu. Few years back, it wasnt painted but now it is beautifully decorated for people to have a good view.
The highway widening has to face a task of constructing a Retaintion wall as they could not break the cliff thatt the elephant stood.
According to locals, it is very religious place.

Drop of Memory


Admist the crowd of friends
i stand lonely
gazing at the memeories
As i recall them.
It isnt unusual for me.
Everytime i recall the time
when i was with my friends
who shared my laughter
and all my sorrows.
"Friend in need is a friend in deed"
i always demand their company.
Without them, I am a String-less bow
But I know Life isn't good always
not bed of roses.
I cant always be with them,
Life must go on...
without them...my friends
which i can't think of.
In delima, i lay
As i am not sure
whether I can have my own Life
without them.
Oh God!, Please help me,
for I am Lost
in my world of thoughts.


(Dedicated to all my Friends whose company i always cherish)

My Mother

My Mother

oh! Mother, come hither
for i miss you a lot.
Others talk of their mother
But why cant i talk about you

Oh! Mother, i have missed
you for last 20 years
And i miss you a lot
As you left me forever

Oh! Mother, come back
Have I a Chance to feel
The warmth of your lap
And the sweetness of your hug.

Oh! Mother, You have left
The chickens in the world-
the world of sorrows
In that we survive remembering you

Oh! Mother, see us down
from the place you live there
for my heart longs
to see you again.....
I MISS YOU MOM......


(Dedicated to my Mom whom I never saw as she left too Early for me to remember)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Life of a Caged Being...

Life of a Caged Being...: "life is precious and short for all. And all have the right to enjoy as prescribed by Mother Nature. But Why is this rabbit Caged in a 2 ft..."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Life of a Caged Being...

life is precious and short for all. And all have the right to enjoy as prescribed by Mother Nature. But Why is this rabbit Caged in a 2 ft by 1 ft box?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Post Election

All the components of Democratic country are now in place with the recent Local Government (LG) Election that was done on 27th June, 2011. It went as it was planned and expected by the government and the Election commission of Bhutan (ECB) but it is very sad to see and hear the post election happenings in the country.

In the First place, ECB has failed to provide the remunerations to the election officials after their duty. the officials expected the money as soon as they returned as promised by some of the ROs. But when the officials  (most of whom were teachers and the dzongkhag Officials) returned it was disheartening to hear that the budget from ECB has not come. Now, whose fault was it; the ECB or the dzongkhag election office? They should have informed the officials about the issue before they went for the duty. 

On the other hand, the officials should have patience and wait for a while. I am sure ECB will not leave us empty handed. It is a shameful to hear the ECB announcing about the issue on the TV. We should understand the tremendous pressure the ECB went through during the election. The officials there had the unthinkable job and it was all done for the nation- Us...

What ever may be, the officials who went for duty are furious but nobody can do anything. I guess the ECB is also pressurized by the officials for their delay. So lets wait see what happens.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Recreational Areas............What are they for?

This is one of the many children parks in our country. Every stake holders is aware of the lack of basic amenities in our mushrooming towns. The need of recreational facility is one of the most important for the children and parents of a growing town were the space is becoming smaller every day with development activities. But this lacks everywhere , the few ones are underutilized or miss-utilize.

Whose responsibility is it to take care? This question has been thrown to and fro between the government and the citizen. The citizens are very fast to point the fingers at the government while the government is proud to blame the people.

I think the fault can be shared equally between the two parties. Firstly, the government, when coming up with such facilities, should plan regarding Where, How, When and Why of such developments. A proper place should be allocated by the government and not where the land is useless.The facility should be accessible by all the people of the town.
When being constructed, the quality of the facility should not be compromised at all which can pose risk to the lives of our children. The government should monitor the constructions rather than visiting few times when construction is going on and then never turning your eyes towards it. 

Provisions for such amenities should be kept in all the upcoming towns. Thinking later when the town has grown, could be like stitching warm clothes in peak winter. If possible, it can be constructed along with the town. 

The other half of the fault lies with the citizens. The users should develop the sense of belongingness and bear the responsibility of taking care. we should be aware when and how to use them. The recreation areas are meant for all and not only for you only. 

What ever the reasons may be, most of the recreation areas in our country are not serving their purpose. And the blame should be shouldered by us and us alone.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Nervousness in the Local Government Election.

The count down is coming to an end, and everybody is nervous and curious to finish it off. With only SHORT- three days left, the Election Commission and the Dzongkhag Election offices are gearing up for yet another Hectic and Historic event in the history of our country.

The Commission people are spending sleepless nights trying to make the election as smooth as the 2008 election or even a better one. The Office (ECB) has appointed Returning Officers (RO), Assistant Returning Officers (ARO) and National Observers for the 1st Local Government Election.

The Dzongkhag Election offices, in their own capacity has done all the ground works for the poll to happen on 27th June, 2011. The office has done with the appointment of Prisiding Officers and Polling Officers who have begun to move to their respective Polling stations latest by 26th June. The Armed forces (RBA and RBP) are assisting the country to conduct the election without any hinderence.

The contestants, on the other hand, are nervous about the poll day and the results that will follow. Some of them have begun performing great Pujas and some of them are visiting Temples to ask help from the god. Their people have begun gathering in the village to vote.

What ever the situation be, every citizen is preparing for the first Local Government Election to choose their Gup, Mangmi and Tshogpa.

Let us vote for the right person......

Pelden Drukpa......Cholay Namgyal....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Druk Super Star

With most good singer out of the competition, Druk Super Star is becoming charmless. I don't mean to say that the present singers are not good. but some of the singers who were eliminated were very good singers. An when such good singers are out, the viewers and specially the voters should ask this question: Are we choosing the right person?

Now with the present group of singers, I think the competition is going to become Druk Money Star and not Druk Super Star because money is going to vote.

Now the viewers in the country should vote for the REAL GOOD singer and not for BAD but Money-Made Good singer,