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I am Tshering C Dorji, author of the books "Shadow Around the Lamp," "Living the Bhutanese Ways", " Warrior God and the Mermaid" and "Timeless Diary."

This blog “” is aimed at providing some insights to those small things which we tend to overlook very often during our daily mundane life. It will also supplement the books, stories, poems and articles that I write everyday.

This blog should be used as a pair of glasses to look at the things as they are. I hope it provides a colorful and kaleidoscopic facet of Bhutanese lives…….


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