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Annotated Bhutanese folktales

Years ago, I was made to compile a list of Bhutanese folktales and annotate them all. I also had to also identify what values each stories carries. Unfortunately, I could not find all the books. As you can see, each story is summarized and after each story, I have listed values that I thought are encompassed in Read more »

The Stingy Man

Once there was a farmer who had all kinds of animals on his farm. Among them was a very special rooster.
One day, all the animals were looking for food. The rooster was also looking for something to eat and was pecking around when he found a silver dollar. Read more »

The handicapped deer

Once there lived a rich man and a poor man near a small forest opposite to a valley. The rich man possessed lots of land while the poor man had only a small plot of land. Read more »

Once Upon a Time

In a place as far from here and now as space and time can be, a lovely world was laid waste by its own chief inhabitants. The same greed and envy of one toward another, responsible for the raising of its prime beings’ civilization to heights of which we humans cannot even begin to imagine, was equally as effective in bringing on its downfall. Not to mention, the near total Read more »


Tshering woke up suddenly. The bits of sweats dropped from his brows as if he had been working in a hot day. He found himself panting. He had the most frightening dream. He was all alone in a dark forest. He could hear sound of people and of roaring river. He found that he was wrapped by a dark cloud and he was unable to breathe. He was running somewhere downward Read more »

The Prodigal Son

The story of the Prodigal Son, also known as the Parable of the Lost Son, follows the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin. The Pharisees’ complaint: “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” A certain man has two sons. The younger son asks his father to give him his portion of the family estate as an early inheritance. Read more »

Tales of Drukpas’ wit on Tibetans

In the days of yore when our forefathers used to trade with the Tibetans in the north, there are tales of humour and wit our old ancestors used to play on the Tibetans so much so that Drukpas were famed to be very successful at bargaining with the Tibetans who envied Drukpas’ skills and wit.  Tibetans were at the loss of words to define our forefathers Read more »

Tower of Stone

Dangbo~Dingbo… the Guru Marpa asked Milarepa to build him a ten storied tower of stone but after only the foundation and first floor were complete, Marpa came and said, “Oh, no. I had another way of combining the stones in mind that I would prefer. Read more »

The Loyal ‘Klu’

Legend has it that towards the turn of the 20th Century, an epidemic spread in the small village of Dungkar, Kurtoe. There was chaos in the village and many people died. Some families were totally wiped out from the village. Few survived, and among them Read more »

Empress of an Emperor of an Empire

Empress Josèphine (courtesy: internet)

‘…the charms of the incomparable Josèphine kindle incessantly a burning flame within my heart.’*

Historians have written about the man who conquered Europe and people remember him through time. He has gone down history as a man of great determination, who was the best in the art of warfare, becoming the supreme power in Europe in the late 18th century and early 19th century. Historians artfully crafted the name of the gracious woman, who conquered the heart of the living ‘Ares’. Read more »

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