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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Stirrups

Stirrups

Title: Stirrups Medium: earth Pigments Size: 24 by 20 inches Artist Phurba Namgay started out as a traditional Thangka painter and is now a sought after master artist focussing on… Read more »

General Election 2013

General Election 2013

Freelance photographers Upasana dahal & lhendup bring to you pictures from around the country before and during the general election    

THE NEW FACE OF BHUTAN’S DEMOCRACY

THE NEW FACE OF BHUTAN’S DEMOCRACY

From a Harvard graduate who loved John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy”, to becoming a director in the civil service, to serving as the first opposition leader in democratic Bhutan, and now… Read more »

KUZUZANGPO!

KUZUZANGPO!

Every time I am on that flight from Delhi to Paro, I am reminded of the specialness of this corner of our world. Looking out the plane window the lofty… Read more »

JYT : A Man Who Will Be Forever Remembered

JYT : A Man Who Will Be Forever Remembered

A few years or decades down the line, a line in the history books of Bhutan will read “Jigmi Yoezer Thinley was the first ever democratically elected Prime Minister of… Read more »

Generation In-between

Generation In-between

Pith Instructions for Understanding Bhutan’s Youth Kencho Dorjee doesn’t believe you need a college degree to bring about positive social change. A recent high school graduate, he’s been dabbling in… Read more »

LONDON CALLING

LONDON CALLING

A course offered by Reuters on photography in London was very enticing. Just the thought of being in a city, with so much history, heritage, culture, and art, stirred up… Read more »

ELECTION AFTERMATH:  A MILESTONE OR A MILLSTONE?

ELECTION AFTERMATH: A MILESTONE OR A MILLSTONE?

I arrived in Bhutan a few days after the second general elections – a milestone in the journey of our country’s fledgling democracy. A milestone unfortunately marred with ugly accusations… Read more »

Quality Education. How can Bhutan achieve it?

Quality Education. How can Bhutan achieve it?

A student at a school in Thimphu is asked to stand up and present an answer, and the fear is written all over her face. She does not know the… Read more »

The Lovecarnation of Dangphu & Dingphu

The Lovecarnation of Dangphu & Dingphu

Alifeless monotonous scent hung in the air. The aroma in the air complemented the dead-end highway that lead nowhere. There were no telling talismans. It was complete inertia. There was… Read more »