Stories about Bhutan from December, 2009
Bhutan: Snowfall And Holiday
“Nobody seems to know when it started or how it started, but tradition dictates that Thimphu residents – especially public servants – avoid going to office on the day the city receives its first snowfall of the season,” informs Tshering Tobgay from Bhutan.
South Asia: Looking Back At 2009
The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some of the major events which took place this year in the South Asian countries seen through the eyes of the citizen journalists.
Reasons To Go To Bhutan
“Why should you go to Bhutan?” Polat at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog answers the question.
Bhutan: The Finer Things In Life
Liz Warren at Teaching In Thimphu looks back at her life in Bhutan focusing on three simple words – laughter, beauty and trust. “Consider your own lives and see where these three words take you,” comments Liz.
Bhutan: The Launch Of Drukpa
Jurmi Chhowing announces the launch of a new Bhutanese monthly news magazine, called “Drukpa”. He informs that: “the monthly magazine was born as discussion after discussion highlighted the lack of a proper bridge to gap the difference between all sections of our society.”
Bhutan: Looking Back At 2009
Whatever matters looks back to assess the Bhutanese government's performance this year.
Bhutan: Salary Increase For MPs Is Wrong
Bhutanese blogger at Whatever Matters! thinks that the decision to raise salaries of Bhutanese parliamentarians is wrong; especially in these dire times.
Bhutan: Grades vs Education
Tomlax says: “those people who score more in exams are not really more educated.” Read the post at Kuzu-Bhutan Weblog to learn why.
Gross National Happiness: Bring It Home To Roost
Upon the conclusion of the 5th conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Brazil, Bhutanese bloggers share their views on how the concept seems to be taken more seriously in places other than Bhutan, where the concept was originally coined.
Bhutan: Another Ban
After the tobacco ban, Penstar informs about another prohibition in Bhutan; local authorities have banned alcohol during the choedpa festival in Wamling village.