Stories about Bhutan from April, 2010
Bhutan: Preparing For The SAARC Summit
Penstar informs that Bhutan is all set to host the 16th SAARC Summit and everybody is talking about it.
Bhutan: Education Defined
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
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
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
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: Education Is A Struggle
“Education is free in Bhutan but individual struggle for education is costly”, comments Tomlax at Kuzu-Bhutan Weblog while describing his 15 year long struggle to get graduated.
Bhutan: Teachers Abusing Students
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.