Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chilli Story.

Our organic gang is robbing the country. This is for them,
the only possible remedy to stop them from turning illegal.

Nu. 700 per kilogram! For what? Green Chillies of Punakha. What's wrong with our chilli these days?

Chillies are an essential ingredient which make up 25% to 75% of our dishes. There isn't any other substitute for it. And going by the price hike, back home I am thoroughly confused what number of chilli should I add to prepare a meal. 

Expensive meals! It looks perfect but what about the survival, when Electricity tariff and Smart Net Pack system is already robbing us.  

If situation do not improve in coming days, I won't hesitate to beg chicken-chilli from my neighborhood lady.

After hearing the market price of our chillies, the very first impression I had was to quit eating chilli. I would rather prefer to go for other balance diet foods to hit my dining table than to pay this huge sum for one item. Honestly, I don't want to lose my hard earned money simply to these group of hungry farmers. 

Although, with the ban of foreign chillies, our local chillies are doing good jobs, have dominated the market and our farmers are being profited but this times they have turned out to be very harsh. I don't know what's wrong with their chillies. 

Through mathematics one meal is costing close to thousand bucks. I find this is a very expensive affairs for a common people to continue for every day.    

What do we expect our people to auction - their Kidney or their heart!  

Last year the same green chilli was sold for a maximum of Nu. 200 a kg at this time of the year. And today the same chilli is costing Nu. 700 a kg. I feel this is too high. Who is playing this hide and seek game? What if we are to market our produce outside Bhutan? What should we call them - literate or educated? But, I call them the Great fools, a crazy farmers!

Why this time, our agriculture ministry has fail terribly to maintain the reasonable and uniform price?  This is not fair! 

This is perfectly a barbarian hoard. I call this, a weaponless mugging. – Corruption and power struggle are still the growing concern we have in the country. I called this is a chilli war! 

Every time I walk past the street, I see endless posters calling for 'Gross National Happiness' and justice for all. Where in the name of this is our Happiness, while we mine the price unreasonably high?

Are they doing this to impress other organic gangs or simply testing the imperturbability of our rule makers?

In the name of organic product our farmers have already crossed the red line marketing norms of the kingdom. This is too bad for a small developing country!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bhutan National Flower

Recently the national flower of Bhutan has got a new name as Meconopsis gakyidiana from Meconopsis grandis by Japanese researcher team. The blue poppy now has been upgraded to a species. Earlier the national flower was misidentified as a subspecies to Meconopsis grandis.

The Maconopsis gakyidiana was named after country's development philosophy, Gross National Happiness. Gakyid stands for "Happiness" and diana is the nomenclature term for the flower.

The researchers have found that the Meconopsis gakyidiana is found only in Merak and Sakteng, Bhutan. Meconopsis, which are similar in colour and pattern are found in Paro, Haa and Bumthang are not Meconopsis gakyidiana, which people misunderstand with the national flower.

What more hoax do we expect to happen than this catastrophe?

There are number of assumptions we could draw from this failure; first, it seemed that our education system is not meeting demand outside the classroom and it has really wounded our education system, second, we have very poor sense for learning and it’s a crazy disaster, third, we lack in producing silver minds and it has aggrieved the most ordinary man, forth, we fail to produce individual equipped for better career prospects besides any qualifications and we are a mere beggar. And it has kept me mentally handicapped.
  
What our College of Natural Resources (CNR, Lobesa) is doing all these many years? What type of field workers are graduating from the college? 

Whatever, we are safe and lucky this time, team from National Biodiversity Centre and Blue Poppy Society, Japan came to rescue from this big gaffe, otherwise national flower would remain unnoticed for generations. And this time we have failed together as a nation. Who would pay for this big shame?


Thank you team Japan!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

DOCHULA

I shall envy no other subject than this still subject. There won't be another bigger and happier moment than capturing this undisturbed mountain-top. 

I have seen many national and international family visitors and so is me.

The moment I have walked uphill to get some clean shots, I have seen few following me for the same. The minute later I have seen some more creeping closer to me shooting on the same subject. I am not sure how many of them have a gawked-eye to see 108TH stone stupas the way I have seen it.

I have overheard people around said about how beautifully it was built and placed over the landscape. 

The jewels of the valley and the country!

The name "DO-CHULA" came after successfully subduing the most terrifying demons. It is believed that the demons were uprooted and put underneath the soil in the same spot where 108TH stone stupas are standing today. 

Anyway, I got done my long standing dreams of Dochula photo-shoot and this is how I have seen DOCHULA.  


DOCHULA - THE TASTE OF BHUTAN. 

DOCHULA - 108TH, STONE STUPAS.