Waiting for the King
Published on: October 29 2013 Aletta André Bhutan recently held its second round of general elections. Is the government in Thimphu serious about extending full citizenship to the Lhotshampas who remain in the country?
There had been a minor celebration that afternoon at Raj’s house in central Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. A few relatives had gathered to eat cake together – the remains on small plates were still visible in the kitchen when I joined them for dinner in the evening. The reason for their shared joy was a small, off-white card, resembling that issued by any bank. Only this one had the name and picture of Raj’s uncle Vivek on it, and the essential letters CID: Citizenship Identity Card. [more]
Bhutan Is No Shangri-La
Published on: June 28 2013 BIDHYAPATI MISHRA DAMAK, Nepal — BEFORE my family was expelled from Bhutan, in 1992, I lived with my parents and seven siblings in the south of the country. This region is the most fertile part of that tiny kingdom perched between Tibet and India, a tapestry of mountains, plains and alpine meadows. Our house sat in a small village, on terraced land flourishing with maize, millet and buckwheat, a cardamom garden, beehives and enough pasture for cows, oxen, sheep and buffaloes. That was the only home we had known. [more]
Resettled Bhutanese fatally shot in US
Published on: June 11 2013 Bhutan News Service The medical attendants from the Barnes Jewish Hospital pronounced his death immediately after he was rescued from the scene by police. Rai is the 40th homicide victim in the city of St. Louis in 2013. [more]
Is Bhutan’s GNH inclusive?
Published on: April 16 2013 Bhagirath Khatiwada Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan kingdom sandwiched between two super powers India and China, has gained popularity after introducing a new development measure, Gross National Happiness (GNH), in recent years. The fourth monarch of Bhutan, Jigme Singey Wangchuck, introduced it in the early 1990s along with his…[more]
गोर्खाल्यान्ड आन्दोलन फेरि चर्किंदै
Published on: January 27 2013 Kantipur News सिलिगुडी (भारत), माघ १३ – गोर्खाल्यान्ड आन्दोलन फेरि चर्किएको छ । पछिल्लो पटक करिब ४४ महिना लामो आन्दोलनको समाप्तिपछि गोर्खाल्यान्ड क्षेत्रीय प्रशासन (जीटीए) गठन भई विकास निर्माणका गतिविधि सुरु हुनै लाग्दा पश्चिम बंगालको दार्जिलिङमा गोर्खाल्यान्डको माग चर्किएको हो [more]
अष्ट्रेलियामा नेपाली पहिचानको सामुहिक भवन
Published on: January 27 2013 Kantipur Samachar अष्ट्रेलिया, माघ १४ – आफ्नै पहिचान सहितको सामुदायिक भवन निर्माणमा जुटेका नेपाली हरुले अष्ट्रेलियाको सिड्नीमा जग्गा खरिद गरेका छन् । सिड्नीको ब्यस्तमध्येमा पर्ने शहर ग्रानभिलमा नेपाली हरुले २५ सय वर्गमिटर क्षेत्रफल भएको जग्गा करिब ६ करोड रुपैयाँको लगानीमा खरिद गरेका हुन् । [more]
Bhutanese Artists Honored in New Hampshire
Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) and its Youth wing-Bhutanese Youth of New Hampshire concluded a half day long ‘Annual Cultural Event- Euphoric Night II’ in Concord City Auditorium in New Hampshire on November 29th, 2014. The major objectives of organizing this year’s Euphoric Night were: honoring established and emerging Bhutanese artists across the USA who have contributed significant time and energy in the field of music and to share Bhutanese culture and heritage with the hosting community.[more]
NH Bhutanese observed Youth Leadership Summit
published on September 30 2014 : Bhutanese community of New Hampshire organized and observed two days Youth Leadership Summit 2014, September 26, 27 at Southern New Hampshire University that focused on youth leadership development through capacity building.[more]
Bhutanese refugees embrace community garden on farmer’s land
published on August 11 2014 : The old cherry trees wouldn’t be moved, Tony Gillespie decided while tilling soil on his 13 bucolic acres in Canterbury.
The shade he’d provide would be appreciated on hot days at the community garden, he thought, when planning began two years ago. He was sure someone would come to use the land, but at the time, he didn’t know they’d be coming from half a world away.[more]
For Bhutanese refugees in New Hampshire, language barrier poses challenges in healthcare access
published on August 11 2014 : At the Manchester headquarters of the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire earlier this week, about two dozen refugees brought questions about the New Hampshire Health Protection Program and other health care issues.[more]
Bhutanese refugee connects with Nepali speakers worldwide through ConcordTV program
published on July 18 2014 : When ConcordTV producer Josh Hardy asked for a sound check Thursday morning, Tilak Niroula’s response was mumbled and shy.
“Everything is fine,” he said, speaking quietly from where he sat in front of the green screen.
Then Hardy started rolling the camera, and Niroula began to speak in Nepali. His words were fluid, and his voice was strong.[more]
My Turn: State’s Bhutanese on the road to self-sufficiency
published on June 20 2014 : ‘Wherever they go, they certainly thrive,” reported the Rev. Amal Raj, a Catholic priest and field director of CARITAS Nepal. He was referring to the Lhotshampa, refugees from Bhutan who in the past five years have left refugee camps in Nepal and been resettled around the world.[more]