Straying off course for the sake of a story that simply cries out to be told
MY closing remark on quakes and their telling impact on attic dwellers that I ended part one of this piece with last week reminds me of a yarn I’d heard of late — and I do beg your forgiveness for this passing aside that the raconteur in me just can’t resist.
Twenty something youth stand around a fire holding a cup each. Some five people – a mix of youth and middle-aged persons sit behind two hot cases. Steam rises from the two hot cases and the cups. The youths are relieving themselves of the cold with the hot thukpa.
The overarching theme of Bhutan’s economic pursuit has always been the need to achieve economic self-reliance, although, today, realizing it before 2020 is seemingly becoming farfetched.