Stories about Bhutan from January, 2011
Bhutan: Submit Short Stories for Mountain Echoes Anthology
Siyahi at Writers Association Of Bhutan calls for unpublished original works from Bhutan to compile a significant collection of short fiction by emerging and established writers from Bhutan.
Bhutan: The Effect Of Salary Increase
Tshering Tobgay shows how the recent salary increase has made a government officer in Bhutan poorer.
Bhutan: Criminalizing The Use Of Tobacco Stirs Outrage
Starting this month the Bhutanese government has started implementing its draconian “Tobacco Control Act,” which was enacted last year. According to this act, any citizen in defiance can be charged with a fourth degree felony that can fetch a prison term of 5 – 9 years.
Bhutan: Dream of An Iconic Lungtenzampa Bridge
Passu dreams of an iconic bridge in place of the existing Lungtenzampa bridge at the heart of Bhutan's capital Thimphu, which is considered an engineering blunder.
Bhutan: Tobacco Ban And A New Years Wish
Tshering Tobgay, the leader of the Opposition Party in the National Assembly of Bhutan, has a new year's wish: “that the first person to be caught and jailed under the Tobacco Control Act is a member of parliament.”