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Bhutan: Zam and freedom

The level of silence that Bhutanese media maintained about the departure of a senior journalist Namgay Zam from country is the sheer reflection of how freedom of expression, as guaranteed by the land’s constitution, is flourishing in this Himalayan nation. The media fraternity has not revealed why it was so quiet. Neither it rallied behind…

Corruption explodes in Bhutan

Barely weeks after the Transparency International published its annual report stating Bhutan is least corrupted in South Asia, a major corruption scandal has shaken Bhutan badly. The case was silently ignored by the government despite media reports. The case is not barely corruption scandal rather an exposure of the continued power struggle between the political…

Sapanako Samadhi, Sakshi and Albida Beldangi

Very recently we hosted the two most famous Nepalese comedians MaHa during their MaHa Yatra to seven Australian cities. We had the opportunity to honour these two legends and get a reflection on the humanitarian support they rendered to us when Bhutanese first arrived Nepal to settle down along the bank of Mai River. Not…

Challenges of Bhutan’s graduation from LDC

In December, with recommendations from the Committee for Development Policy (CPD), United Nations Developed Program (UNDP) at the Twelfth Round Table Meeting (RTM) in Thimphu declared, Bhutan would be graduated to be a developed country by 2021, which means Bhutan will have by then its all capability to sustain as a self reliant economy. For…

Fears of segregation

The expectation of change in policy, public perception and sense of equality among all the residents of the country in Bhutan is vanquishing in recent months as the regime projects itself as protector of only a section of people. Systematic termination of fundamental human rights continue to rule Bhutan while world unfortunately waits with presumption…

India was not happy with the way Thinley government accelerated establishing diplomatic relations of Bhutan with other countries around the world. Though particular concern was with China, Delhi was displeased with Bhutan’s march to expand its diplomatic horizon taking advantage of removal of clause from 1949 treaty when it was revised in 2007. The displeasure…