Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kudos to Gelong Lhawang Dorji Tamang

(Photo Source: Kuensel)
The news article on Kuensel, the national newspaper featured "From academia to monkhood" where a recent Sherubtse graduate, one Mr. Lhawang Dorji Tamang formerly joined the monkhood at Thubten Choekhoring Shedra in Kanglung Zangdo Pelri. When rest of his mates took another step in this worldly life, weary of the job-hunt, he had nothing to worry about.

His decision to join the monkhood was neither due to his inability to graduate nor as a result of some external pressure. He infact graduated with a double degree in bachelors of environmental science and English. I was so moved by his decision and his unperturbed determination to join the monkhood. When the reporter asked why he took all these years, he said he had always wanted to become a monk, but his parents wanted him to complete his studies. “So to fulfill my parents’ wish I completed my studies,” he said. “I’m happy that I’ve fulfilled my parents’ wish as well as mine.” It took him all these years to get to a win-win situation with his parents.

He has remarkably set an unprecedented example in the country by forgoing whatever the world has to offer him and rather opt for a simple life. It is truly an exemplar of determination as he was not an inch persuaded into believing of a fanciful life with the job he would have gotten. I am confident that he will do well as a monk and the knowledge he obtained all these years would benefit his Sangha community. I pray and hope he will be a source of inspiration to all of us, and that, he will continue to work for the wellbeing of all sentient beings.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Awe-inspiring Quotes

I am putting up a collection of highly motivating and inspiring pictorial-quotes. Spend some time on each of the quotes to think and reflect before you proceed to next. They speak a lot.

I hope this leaves you all with enough food for thought. Good day ahead.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Consciousness Teaser

You have to find the red dot in each picture. The game starts out easy but it gets harder as it goes along. Each time, the dot gets smaller and more difficult to find. Try it out and see if you can complete the game. Not many people have completed.

Sorry if it freaked the hell out of you. The matter would have been even worse if you had kept you pc on full volume like I did. It is a consciousness test, isn't it? :D

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Trip That Was

The annual maintenance for the year 2009-10 of Basochhu Hydropower Plant (BHP) was completed. Everyone was tired,dusted and greased. It was then that I decided to organize an industrial tour cum vacation for my staff members(upon approval from the management). It was aimed at rejuvenating the energy levels (physical, mental and emotional energy) of the team and to keep everyone motivated. It was also a befitting moment to provide exposure to the maintenance team by visiting different hydropower plants both within Bhutan and the neighboring states of India.

The travel plan was approved and a week long tour starting from 09 May 2010 till 16 May 2010 was scheduled and finalized. The official travel plan marked visits to two major hydropower plants in Bhutan and two in Sikkim, and some major substations along the way. Unofficially we tweaked the travel plan to include visits to Gangtok and Kalimpong without compromising on the major visits. The journey was set with full of joyful and cheerful guys (only) packed in a hiace bus cracking jokes, causing commotion in the name of singing, pulling legs and doing all the crazy things . Upon reaching Phuntsholing, the first thing we did was, packed our bags with enough booze to last for a week and also to gift our unknown hosts.

The places we visited(in order):
.Teesta V HPP(510 MW)
.Rangit Hydropower Station (60 MW)
.Gangtok (Sightseeing)
.Kalimpong (Sightseeing)
.Siliguri (Shopping)
.Tala Hydropower Plant (1020 MW)
.Chukha Hydropower Plant (336 MW)

The start of the journey. All smileys. Fuzzy picture, the cameraman was laughing as well.

Taking a (pee)break before crossing the bakpool bridge.

520 MW Teesta IV project under construction.

On the way to Rangit HPP. Another (pee)break.

Having lunch at the highest peak. What was the name?

A far view of Teesta V project. That was one amazing plant.

Pretending to be all good boys at Gangtok (Deorali Goemba)

Trying out the famous ropeway in Gangtok.

All in all, the industrial trip was really refreshing and fulfilling. The trip to Kalimpong was awesome as my old college friend arranged the sightseeing and set the night on the booze. What a night it was.

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