Stories about Bhutan
Neighbor Bhutan Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for India's Prime Minister Modi
It is newly elected Narendra Modi's first foreign visit as India's prime minister. Some aren't convinced that it's the best choice.
Mountain Echoes, a Literary Festival in Bhutan's Mountains
Mountain Echoes, a festival celebrating literature, art and culture in Bhutan, will take place in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu from 21 -24 May, 2014. Among the speakers will be Bhutanese blogger Passang Passu Tshering, who writes on social issues, Bhutanese education and family life.
Bob Marley – A New God for the Bhutanese Youth?
Bob Marley has suddenly become a god among the already confused generation. The Rastafari Flag, with either Bob himself or with a marijuana leave on it, is all over the place. For someone who died in 1981 to brainwash smart kids of 21st century is so unbelievable. Passang Tshering, a...
Contemplating Nelson Mandela's Legacy in South Asia
"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."
PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia
"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."
Upholding the Essential Values of the Bhutanese Youth
Bhutan has been blessed with a sustained, rich cultural heritage and the Bhutanese people take pride in upholding a number of essential values including harmony, compassion and patriotism. Blogger Dorji Wangchuk has been working with the recovering addicts and alcoholics and looks for a long-term solution of the problem among...
Bhutan's Hydroelectric Projects and a Kingfisher
The Bhutanese people are slowly beginning to realize that the hydropower projects will, over time, not only ruin our environment but will also be the cause of the loss of our nationhood. Yeshey Dorji, a photographer in Bhutan, visited Berti, Zhemgang, in search of the white-bellied herons that are under...
Craze For Football in Bhutan
Bhutan ranks 207th amongst 209 Football playing nations in the FIFA ranking. However, Sogyel Tobgyel reports that Football has become the new craze for the Bhutanese people.
Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed
Yeshey Dorji welcomes the move of the Bhutanese National Council to initiate a discussion on the electoral corruptions that were reported during the country's last General Elections the possible amendments the electoral laws require.
Comments On The Proposed RTI Bill Of Bhutan
The Bhutanese Prime Minister has sought comments on the proposed Right to Information (RTI) Bill that is due discussed during the upcoming Parliament session. In a long letter to the Prime Minister, blogger Yeshey Dorji comments that Bhutan is not ready for the enactment of the RTI Bill.
India-Bhutan Friendly Relations: A Reality Check
Blogger Yeshey Dorji from Thimphu, Bhutan comments on the current state of apparently friendly India-Bhutan relations: India’s unabashed transgression into our domestic affairs has demonstrated that where it is an understanding between two unequal partners, there is little reason to believe that any commitment – whether written or unwritten, will...
Bhutan's Best Known Blogger Is The New Prime Minister
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Member of Parliament representing People's Democratic Party and leader of the opposition of Bhutan has recently sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the country – reports South Asia Revealed. He is also widely regarded as the best known blogger of Bhutan, who started his blog...
Bhutan's First Female Minister
According to Bhutan's Buddhist traditions and values men and women are seen as equals. However, women are rarely seen in high positions. Blogger Nawang P. Phuntsho celebrates election of the country's first female minister. Aum Dorji Choden, an MP elect from Trashigang, has recently been appointed as the Minister for...
Bhutan's Alcohol Problem
Rikku Dhan Subba is concerned about the growing alcoholism in Bhutan, which is creating problems in many families and societies.
Bhutan on the Road to Becoming Fully Organic
The Himalayan Kindgom of Bhutan, famous for its “Gross National Happiness” Index instead of Gross Domestic Product, has set itself the task of being the first country in the world to completely turn to Organic Agriculture.
One Joke Too Many? Bhutanomics Satire Blog is Suddenly Blocked
Rousing suspicions that Bhutan's government does not appreciate the humor of political satire blog Bhutanomics, the website was blocked on January 12, 2013 from a major internet service provider with no explanation or warning.
Bhutan: Security Taken For Granted
According to tourists Bhutan is a safe place. But ShyGuard at Writers Association Of Bhutan warns not to take it for granted. The blogger opines that Bhutanese should be more concerned about own security and be vigilant to stop unwanted incidents.
Bhutan: Steering Away From Democracy?
Bhutanomics comments: In form and structure Bhutan can be called a functioning democracy with elections, elected representatives and democratic institutions, but in terms of practice Bhutan is getting farther away from becoming a genuine democracy.
Bhutan's Journey From Monarchy To Democracy
Sabrina Soares explains how Bhutan progressed from a monarchy to a parliamentary democracy.
Bhutan: The Art of Politics
Tshering Tobgay, a leader of opposition party, explains the art of politics in Bhutan.
Bhutan: Bad Hair Days
Existence of barbers or professional hair cutters does not feature in any history of Bhutan.