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BHUTAN’S PIONEER VOLUNTEER

BHUTAN’S PIONEER VOLUNTEER

“The Best Way To Find Yourself Is To Lose Yourself In The Service Of Others”  Mahatma Gandhi She is, without a doubt, Bhutan’s longest serving volunteer and philanthropist.  For decades… Read more »

A time to act, not just reflect, as children seem to find no way out

A time to act, not just reflect, as children seem to find no way out

Niraj Gautam was a vibrant 18-year-old Bhutanese student in Canada. He came from a loving family with two older brothers, and loving parents. Although his father was often away because… Read more »

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 »

NOTHING IS PURE, NOTHING IS STAINED – HEART SUTRA

NOTHING IS PURE, NOTHING IS STAINED – HEART SUTRA

Religion has the capacity to silence critical thinking and create blindness in entire groups of people. It can infect the minds of followers so completely as to allow the most… Read more »

MEET THE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES

MEET THE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES

people want to know what the three new political parties stand for, and what they have to offer, The Raven caught up with them and posed a variety of questions… Read more »

Education for special needs in Bhutan

Education for special needs in Bhutan

By  TSHERING DORJI Dorji Phuntsho nearly had a nervous breakdown caring for his son who suffered from scoliosis and a speech disorder since birth. Every day of the past 13… Read more »

To fly high, stay grounded

To fly high, stay grounded

The introduction of domestic flights has been a messy affair. MITRA RAJ revisits the potholes and bumps in the road, and proposes that what goes up does not always have… Read more »

five years on: a review of the ruling party

five years on: a review of the ruling party

The Raven’s Tshering Dorji provides an analysis of the DPT government, and postulates on how its performance in the last five years might impact the upcoming elections in 2013. The… Read more »

In pursuit of The Hot Seat

In pursuit of The Hot Seat

In 1999 when Bhutan announced it was going to bid for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council there was hardly a ripple, leave alone a chorus of… Read more »

Pedestrian Day Survey

Pedestrian Day Survey

In a first ever detailed scientific survey conducted in the country by the Centre for Research Initiative for The Raven, a 1,000 households were interviewed.  The survey that used 40… Read more »