Archive for September, 2012

II – Flying Away

We had met four years ago on a rainy day. Maybe that was an omen. Even the gods cried at our encounter knowing what was in store for us. No, there was no singing and dancing in the rain nor was there romantic music in the air, just the howling of the wind and the rain dancing on my car. Read more »

IRKSOME NEIGHBOR

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ray Toyota-Hilux truck drove along the bumpy farm road that bifurcated from the highway, closely followed by fumes of dust and pitch dark smokes, rumbling with distasteful clatter and halted with an abrupt jerk in our neighborhood.   Read more »

Can I Sing for You?

In the middle of night when I was lonely in my room and when everything was silent under shadow of dim light, my phone started ringing. With tensed and nightmare still lingering; I squinted in my watch. It was 1 a.m. Highly dazed, I picked the phone. “Hello?” “I am looking for you,” woman’s voice Read more »

I-Walking Away

‘Why are you doing this?’ Penjor asked me. He stood at the door like he had done since I moved into the guest room the previous week. I continued packing in silence. I had told him I cheated on him the previous week. I gave him a sideway glance and his eyes were on the walls. There were reminders on the walls, Read more »

A page from my Journal

Strange person from nowhere appeared and bought back all my memory which I once tried to hide somewhere…. Old elderly person, MeyMey from Bumdra… I was in my room, could hear only the voices…long conversation went on,  Appa just permitted someone to stay at our home for a night. I told my sister Read more »

Hitting 30…in a Glamorous Way

Today, I am 30 and I already feel on top of the world. The feeling is neither sadness nor unhappiness but sheer jubilant excitement, because I have lived the last 30 years of my life and in my own context “in the best possible way”. Read more »

NIGHT OF HORROR

Clatter of thunder,
Incessant, unabated downpour,
In the dark I was Read more »

WAB Members on International Literacy Day

 

Yangchen Gatshel Lower Secondary School is located high up in the untouched pristine mountaintop overlooking Thimphu town. Often times, teachers and the students have to be ready with full details of the map Read more »

Fate

I was a little girl. Often when the moon tore through the flimsy curtain, I would follow my gaze through that single file of blue light and try to bury the squabbles from the other room where my dad and mom slept. I was too young to even link them to a Read more »

Late Night Visitor

I drew the shades of my 2 feet window apart trying to lend my ears to the patter of rain that was playing pleasant tunes in my ear one wintry night. Thick droplets of rain were battering the ground, excavating lumps of loosely embedded earth out. Attired in my night gown, I placed my coffee cup on the window Read more »

Apparition of a granny

It was a weary climb uphill to my hamlet. The path led through scrubs of thorny boughs overhanging undulating route that abutted against barley field on both sides with copiously grown red crowns nearing harvest. The scorching sun tanned me brick red as I walked staggering forth perspiring all the while, when I heard an abrupt commotion in the field. Read more »

SIMPLY BHUTAN – My experience…

‘Simply Bhutan’ is a unique Project under Youth Development Fund, initiated by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck. It was inaugurated on 26th August, 2012.  Simply Bhutan, which is also known as a living museum houses demonstration stalls, Souvenir shops, array of Studios and above all a beautiful Read more »

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