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Bold Bhutan Beckons

Hotel Mike and His Warriors! What a strange name for a chapter I though as I leafed through the book.

It turns out that the chapter Hotel Mike and His Warriors is about the ULFA BODO conflict of 2003. And was it a gripping read.

 Bold Bhutan Beckons

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Happy Losar

4th of October, 2005. I was guiding for an American couple who had just gotten married. We were on the Laya Lingshi trek, camped at Chebisa, a small beautiful village 5 hours from Lingshi. That day we were supposed to cross the Goku La (4350m), but when we woke up in the morning, we were covered in snow. It had been a wet trek since we crossed Chomolhari 3 days back, and to wake up again with snow falling heavy was not something all of us were looking forward to. Our boots were wet, sleeping bags were damp, and we were running out of dry clothes. It was so tempting that day to call for a break, and somehow make up for the lost day along our trek. We still had 7 days to hit the road. No one was in a hurry that morning, and as the lead guide, everyone was waiting for me to announce the halt.

Happy girl in Chebisa

Happy girl in Chebisa

Happy girl in Chebisa

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty – 29th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

I join my fellow countrymen in celebrating His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk’s 29th birth anniversary by sharing this very touching picture of His Majesty. This picture was taken at Simtokha, on the 2nd of November, 2008, during the Royal Procession from Punakha to Thimphu, during the Coronation. His Majesty spent time with this elderly nun, as she offered her prayers, and well wishes.

His Majesty with an anim

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A website dedicated to His Majesty

An overwhelming number of people who visit this website are here because they googled for His Majesty. No price for guessing which page is the most popular on this site: the page about the Royal Family. In light of this search pattern, I am thinking of designing a website completely dedicated to His Majesty.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck - A digital mosaic by Gelay.

His Majesty, and the Royal Family has touched and changed countless lives. My website will be a celebration of compassion which cannot be more personified then by His Majesty.

My website will have:

  • Facts about His Majesty
  • Facts about the Royal Family
  • A way for people to pay their respects by writing tributes to His Majesty, and the Royal Family. So that you can share your own personal story about your King.
  • A lot of people have private collection of rare photographs of the Royal Family. The website will have a system of sharing these rare and historical photographs.

So what do you think? 

What am I missing? Please leave a comment.

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Videos from the Coronation

For those of you who missed the Coronation, here’s one I found on YouTube. If you know of any, please let me know.

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