Monday, July 21, 2014

I am back after my 11 days of workshop organised by Bhutan Center for Media and Democracy. I met lots of inspiring people during the 11 day stay at Thimphu and learnt many.

To bring positive change was what we were taught and we tried out best to bring out positive change. Thimphu has indeed become more of like a city but some of it Thimphu still needs attention. While i was walking through the area above so called Kalabazar i saw a colony of houses built with tins and the hygiene is so much compromised there.

What could have been done there to improve their living? Though majority of them work under the city these people lack the sense of cleanliness. They clean the city yet they forget their own home. How ironic is it.

The houses of city workers at Kalabazer.
Why isn't any corporations or company not ready to build houses for these people who cleans our own rubbish and works so hard to keep our nation clean. If people can invest lots of money in playing games and buying stuffs who will be thrown next day i think we should think of these people who live in such makeshift house.

They may have their own stories to tell but i am telling you what i saw. The drains were filled with stools and the toilets were of the old styles (where water is not needed-saving water?).

People there said they earn few thousand a month and it isn't sufficient to run the house as most of it goes for the transportation and school expenditures for the children.

Where is GNH here? Who is Responsible? Not fate for definite.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Everyday nature creates a scene which is one of its kind. The very day i visited Paro the impression i got was 'wow' and i wanted to capture it in my lense so i tried and applied my little knowledge of photography here.
In pics is the legendary Paro Dzong and on top of the hill is the Ta Dzong (Watch tower). Watch tower was mainly built during old times to have watch over the entrance of enemies in Dzong if war broke out.
Colors and cakes are part of Bhutanese culture and we can't deny the fact that we have grown playing with such cakes and ornaments.

Monday, March 3, 2014

A letter from father to son. My father sent me this letter when he was away from me during my recognition as ‘Best student of the year 2009’ from my school (Gelephu Higher Secondary School). I am entering it into my blog because it has got many advices not only for me but it could be a source of inspiration for other readers too.
My dear son Jigme Tshewang,
Words, it is often said is a poor substitute for thought. Here I am, your father in loss of words to express my happiness on your recognition as the ‘Best Student of the year 2009’ from your school. I really do not know from where to begin and where to end. Though, I never had my doubt on your capability. All of us know that you can do it. And you have done it. Therefore, please accept my humble Trashi Delek and my deep sense of appreciation. 
While congratulating you, at the same time let me also express what I personally think as a concerned parent. To me and to you, this is no time for jubilation.  This is the time for you to take stock of what good you have done for the school to deserve such recognition amongst hundreds and what you could have done better.
This recognition no doubt is a feather added to your cap but is no end to your achievement. This should not heighten your ego rather this should humble you. This is the time for you to think seriously how best you can pay back what you have got so far. If necessity is the mother of invention, contentment I strongly believe is the father of laziness. Therefore, you will not feel contented and you will not be satisfied with this recognition. For you have lot more to achieve and achieve better. For us, this is no time for complacency and patting. This is just the beginning of a long march to your life.
This recognition though a privilege but at the same time, I would like you to take this as an extra burden placed upon you. Now you cannot afford to let down your school, to let down the hopes and aspirations of your teachers and friends. You therefore, need to prove better than the best.
You shall not only flower well but also bear the sweet fruit. This is the commitment, this is the dedication that you need to cultivate and nurture. This is the dream that you need to see in your life. The dream that I mean is not the dream that you see while you sleep, but the dream that don’t allow you to sleep. As Robert Frost has said, “You have miles to go before you sleep, miles to go before you sleep”.
Though from a distance, surely my best wishes and prayers are always with you. Hope you will not let me down, let down your school, your teachers and friends for we have so much to expect from you.    


Yours humbled father.                                                          

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A reflection on self is always better than others’ comment.

I am the hope of my parents, model for my siblings and expectations of my teachers. I have come far from what was expected of me and now I have no intention to go back to the place I was thought by many to be. By looking at where I am now I have strong motivation in my life and I feel the life has something big to offer to me. Never the less I am not going to wait for something magical to happen and destiny to unfurl for me rather I would work hard so that even god would say ‘he made his own destiny.’
My only dream is to be someone who is respected and regarded as an important part of the community and want to be a source of trust for all and someone who can place their dreams on me. I will not spare a single second without purpose and only work with reason. I have set of goals set for my life and will do anything to achieve it.
I had many rough roads where I nearly gave up but something inside me, must have been the ‘true me’’, said it not the end. People have come and go in my life and yet I remain the same me. Some say I have changed but it’s not me who has changed but the way they take me. I have grown more responsible and have become more conscious about myself rather than changing the real me.
Everybody is born with a reason and I too believe I have a reason to be here. I have a long way to go and while enjoying the journey called ‘life’ I have searching for the reason I am here. I try every work or task I am given because I believe in the say ‘fail trying rather than failing to try.’
As time follows his orders to never stop I have found something interesting inside me. I have a passion in me which I never could discover until now. Photography which was neither a part of me nor in bloodline and yet I like it so much. In recent times I have known that world is so beautiful place to live in and nature is the greatest artist in itself. Everything has a purpose and is placed in such a way where nothing disturbs the other.
My life has lots to offer to me and yet I fear I have less time on earth to discover more. Life is uncertain but death is. We hear people dying every day and we are unaware when our own time will come but I am not going to mourn the time rather I am going to rejoice it and live my adventurous life.

my college is the best.

Sherubtse college clock tower has endured long changing time and yet has not changed abit. 

Sherubtse college clock tower has endured long changing time and yet has not changed abit.the very symbol of Sherubtse College, the clock tower stands still watching the changing time. A photograph i took while taking rest under the wisdom tree shade after long hours of shooting class photographs.