I brand my photographs under Urka.Bangkla Photography.
Urka means ‘a common criminal in Russia’. And Bangla stands for the Bengali language. Or someone from Bangladesh. Or a Bengali/ Bangladeshi.
I am neither. I am a blogger from Bhutan, a country pat in the lap of the Himalayas in Asia.
Urka Bangla is a variety of capsicum annuum available only in Trashiyangtse, eastern Bhutan and is well-known for its unique taste and look. So do I aspire to be. As a blogger.
But why the name ‘Urka Bangla’? I want to use it and brand it since it is unique to Trashiyangtse. It is a priced variety of chilli, valued for its unique taste and use in the local cuisine of ’ema-datshi’ in Bhutan. A visit to Bhutan is incomplete without a taste of ema-datshi. Trashiyangtse is also known for Chorten Kora, which was made famous by a Bhutanese movie of the same name.
So the following are few from my collection.