Stories about Bhutan from February, 2011
Bhutan: Tax Or No Tax For Development
The idea of citizens contributing towards this in the form of taxes is still a new/alien concept in Bhutan. The Bhutanese twitter-sphere broke the news of the verdict in favor of the Opposition who protested against the legality of imposing vehicle tax in the country.
Bhutan: In His Majesty's Service
Dorji Wangchuk describes what is it like to be in the service of His Majesty the King of Bhutan.
Bhutan: More On Tobacco Ban
“Now smoking has become one fear and guilt -ridden expensive habit,” thus explains Penstar the impact of the tobacco ban in Bhutan.
Bhutan: Amend The Tobacco Control Act
Tshering Tobgay calls all the concerned Bhutanese citizens to lead a movement to amend the draconian Tobacco Control Act, which can penalize 23 year old Sonam Tshering, a jail-term for minimum 3 years for smuggling Rs. 96 (approx US$2) worth of chewing tobacco.
Bhutan: Arrested Development And Obsession With Tobacco Law
I am Drukpa is irked by the fact that Bhutan is obsessed with the newly introduced tobacco ban law and is ignoring the other facets of development.
Bhutan: Story Of A Sheep Endangered By Construction Boom
Kinley at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog tells a story, which is based on true life events of animals living in and around the expressway in Olakha, Thimphu. This area is experiencing a construction boom.
South Asia: A Visa Free Region?
Ekram Kabir at Kotha-Chhilo opines that the urgent task for the South Asian countries would be to promote peace-building through conflict resolution before the talk of making it a visa free region can begin.
Bhutan By Bhutanese
Tshering Tobgay highlights “Bhutan by Bhutanese”, a photo-exhibition taking place in the city of Baar in Switzerland, which showcases Bhutan as the Bhutanese see their own country.