Month: June 2013

Americans are free to chase happiness, but too few of us actually achieve it. The answer is in knowing how—and where to look By Jeffrey Kluger If you’re an American and you’re not having fun, it just might be your own fault. Our long national expedition is entering its 238th year, and from the start,…

Bhutan Goes through Primary Round of National Elections: Update No.97

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan. It should be no surprise that Bhutan went through the primary round of second National Elections on 29th May, without any major incident relating to law and order or any major violation of the election code. Credit for the smooth conduct of the elections should not only go to the Interim government…

The popular literature festival of Bhutan ‘Mountain Echoes’ is set to manifests its fourth episode in one-and-half month’s time. The festival will be held on Thimphu on 9-11 August. Sponsored by household manufacturing company USHA, the festival is an India–Bhutan Foundation Initiative to Promote Literature, Art and Culture in and From Bhutan. However, the last…

By Sachin Parashar NEW DELHI: There’s a new anxiety in the top echelons of New Delhi about what’s arguably India’s only friendly neighbour, Bhutan. As the hill kingdom takes another baby step in its transition from monarchy to democracy with its second parliamentary election on July 13, there’s realization here that complacence has possibly allowed…

Culture » Bhutanese activist honored for teaching English to fellow refugees. By Peggy Fletcher Stack | The Salt Lake Tribune First Published Jun 22 2013 04:47 pm • Last Updated Jun 22 2013 10:59 pm If you educate a refugee woman, the ripple effect can change the destiny of a family, a clan and even…

The Bhutanese would also like to rebut some misleading clarifications given by DPT leaders with regard to the Education City Story. The first is by the Ex-Education Minister who alleged that the Editor-in-Chief of the paper had told him that the minister did not own any land. It is true that the Editor told the…

By Vishal Arora The South Asian nation of Bhutan has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal in which young Buddhist monks molested by older monks fled their monastery and reported the abuse to journalists. While rumors about child sexual abuse in monasteries have swirled around this tiny Buddhist nation for a while, this is…

Un-culturing democracy in Bhutan

The second test to run for use of adult franchise for Bhutanese populous has opened the door wide open to let the voters know the level of freedom they get in terms of choosing the right persons they choose to rule them. The test is hard for the general people to identify who rules best.…