· April, 2010

Stories about Bhutan from April, 2010

Bhutan: Education Defined

  26 April 2010

Bhutanese blogger Dorji Wangchuk defines education: “When you have forgotten what you have learnt in school and still be successful in life, you were well educated.”

Bhutan: The Love For Titles And Designations

  21 April 2010

Dorji Wangchuk writes about the obsession of the Bhutanese people for titles and designations. “Whereas in the West people are known by their names, half of Bhutan knows the other half only by their titles,” the blogger opines.

Bhutan: Perils Of The Smoking Ban

  21 April 2010

Penstar writes about the perils of the recent ban on smoking in Bhutan as it has proliferated black markets, which led to cancellation of licenses of some shop owners. “I think the ban helps no one,” – says the blogger.

Bhutan: South Asian Leaders Meet For SAARC Summit

  18 April 2010

Bhutan is in a flurry of activity, gearing up for the upcoming SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit. Here the South Asian leaders will discuss about issues like climate change, poverty alleviation, economic cooperation and curbing terrorism and will try to find a common ground.

Bhutan: Teachers Abusing Students

  2 April 2010

Journalist and blogger Dipika at On The Job writes about corporal punishments practiced by teachers in Bhutan and the embarrassment the students receive publicly causing them emotional trauma.

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