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A round this time, in preparation for the annual choku at home, my uncle comes over to make sikam for the family. The block of meat would be left out… Read more »

KUZUZANGPO!

KUZUZANGPO!

Much has happened in the last month with interesting developments on all fronts– Internationally, politically and socially. To highlight a few, Bhutan’s loss at the UNSC elections was met with… 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 »

The European Union is now looking at a more political type of relationship with Bhutan, says Ambassador João Cravinho in this exclusive interview with The Raven.

The European Union is now looking at a more political type of relationship with Bhutan, says Ambassador João Cravinho in this exclusive interview with The Raven.

What brings you to Bhutan this time around? Well, I am the ambassador to Bhutan.  And, I want to come here as frequently as possible. This time, I am here… Read more »

Celestial Cranes

Celestial Cranes

The habits, habitats and cultural significance of the sacred cranes of Bhutan. The birds of heaven arrive in a sweet deluge after the monsoon has receded and the land looks… Read more »

“BHUTAN, is it in Central America?”

“BHUTAN, is it in Central America?”

A World Horticultural Expo called the Floriade was held in The Netherlands this year. Bhutan was represented by a group of volunteers called the friends of Bhutan. BHUTAN, is it… Read more »

Amazing Thailand, Indeed!

Amazing Thailand, Indeed!

A grade 12 student at Woodstock School in Mussoorie, India, talks about her experiences at the elephant rehabilitation center in Chiang Mai. I love Thailand. I love everything about it;… Read more »

A Mystery

A Mystery

Karma Singye Dorji The story, rehashed in countless retellings by an endless stream of speculators before him, always threw up the same open-ended questions. It was like that old saying… Read more »

Is Bhutan suffering symptoms of the Dutch disease?

Is Bhutan suffering symptoms of the Dutch disease?

Bhutan may have a small economy, but it is resource-rich and its hydropower potentials have certainly boosted it lately. We also receive very generous foreign aid from our donor friends,… Read more »

It Takes A Village and Not a ‘Syringe’ to Raise a Child

It Takes A Village and Not a ‘Syringe’ to Raise a Child

There is a much better and compassionate way of educating children other than corporal punishment, says Sangay Phuntsho. When I was in primary school at Ura in Bumthang in the… Read more »