Stories about Bhutan from March, 2012
South Asia: Every Day Is Earth Hour for Us
Today many countries of the world are observing Earth Hour, an event to make people aware of the climate change by turning off their non-essential lights for one hour. Millions of people in South Asia have no access to electricity and the demand of electricity is much bigger than supply.
Bhutan: The Criterion For Judging the best schools
Passu Diary dicusses what should be the criterion for judging the best schools in Bhutan.
Bhutan: The Indian Currency Crunch
The Indian rupee is accepted as a legal currency in Bhutan along with the ngultrum. Penstar reports that a crisis is brewing in the country as all the banks were ordered to close the accounts held by non-resident Indians to tackle the Indian currency crunch.
Bhutan: Malnutrition In Boarding Schools
Tshering Tobgay points to the recent deaths of two students of a boarding school in Bhutan due to chronic vitamin deficiency. Depriving children of essential micro-nutrients is an atrocious crime, the blogger says.