A dog lover, salmon eater and a fan of Dzongsar Khyentse’s crazy wisdom, 60’s American pops, travelling, aeroplanes and coffee.
I come from Trashigang – the eastern-most district in Bhutan. My father was a bus driver and my mother a house wife. Both didn’t attend school – thus making me the first generation to go to school – in the family and in the country too.
I graduated with distinction in electronics engineering from the University of Bologna in Italy in 1995. I worked as the chief engineer for the Bhutan Broadcasting Service – leading the teams that brought both the FM radio services and television to Bhutan between 1997 and 1999. Subsequently, I made a career shift and moved to documentary filmmaking (my real passion), where I won three major international awards and several nominations. My best-known works are School Among Glaciers, Rocking the Himalayan Kingdom-Blof in Bhutan and Long Walk to Education. I think, I also started the culture of TV debates and discussions in Bhutan.
From 2009 to 2013, I served as the communications director and spokesperson for the Royal Family of Bhutan.
I like writing. I have written books chapters and articles in international publications, professional journals and newspapers.
I have opted teaching as my third career. I taught in the Royal University of Bhutan and briefly served as a dean at the Royal Thimphu College. I am, currently, pursuing doctoral studies in communication at the University of Macau with research focus on the emergence of social media in Bhutan and its influence in news, storytelling traditions and community building.