Stories about Bhutan from September, 2009
Bhutan: Tax On Cars
The Bhutanese government is thinking about increasing the taxes and other fees levied on vehicles to control the increasing number of cars. Tshering Tobgay opines that the import quota system for the bureaucrats should be abolished to control traffic congestion. Bhutanese Blogger at Whatever Matters comments that the government should...
Bhutan: Climate Change And Religion
“For Bhutanese, there is an even stronger reason to believe in climate change. Our own religion, Buddhism prophecies climate change,” comments YesheyP at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog.
Bhutan: Drug Abuse – Sign Of Changing Times
Dipika wonders why there is a boom in newspaper reports about drugs in Bhutan. “A change in attitude, perhaps, on how we look at drug abuse, or rather, how the young generation looks at drug abuse,” comments the blogger.
Bhutan: Women As Executives
As a matriarchal society Bhutan has the least amount of discrimination against women among all the countries in South Asia. Considering that Tshering Tobgay wonders why Bhutanese women are not usually seen in the executive role or in any top position.
Bhutan: World's Youngest Democracy
Liz Warren at Teaching in Thimphu comments on the progress of the people of the world's youngest democracy: “Bhutanese are increasingly inundated with ads telling them what to want, news telling them what to believe, and programs (usually made outside of Bhutan) explaining what’s cool, it is an opportune time...