By Yeshey Dorji I am perhaps among the very few Bhutanese who have trekked to almost all the highest regions of the country. I have trekked the Tsokar-Tsonag-Terdalhatso-Gosung areas in Singye Dzong. I have trekked the Nagchungla and Jumokungkhar regions in Merak in the eastern parts of the country. In the centralRead More
Wangcha Sangey In the 1950s and 1960s, kamni and rachu were scarce possessions. In a village only a few had them. Rachu for most was actually ‘pangkhep’ used for carrying babies on the backs. Kamni was coarse or smooth cotton cloth that few could afford. People were, therefore, quite innovative. TheRead More
Jurmi Chhowing A friend of mine made a short charming little film (height-puns intentional). But size is relative. It was called The Red Door. He had no money. Grounded in the artistic principles of the old order, he wanted to make his film his way. And not the box-office highway. FaithfulRead More
Kezang Namgyel One of Bhutan’s spectacular attempt to redefine an alternative development paradigm that thrust happiness as the centerpiece of our development philosophy and our unprecedented effort in conserving its pristine natural environment has drawn numerous accolades in the international arena. We are now praised as a global leader in environmentalRead More
By Nidup Gyeltshen Bhutan’s economy perhaps learnt its biggest lessons, having experienced one of the biggest economic woes in 2012. The general atmosphere was hyped, many recommendations poured in and the media and the local economists were looking for the synonym of ‘crisis.’ In the end, it all boiled down to consumption.Read More
A young man from Trashigang, Pema, came to the capital seeking better opportunities. Having dropped out of school after class 12, the 21-year-old traveled all the way from his small village with hopes of landing a job. Seven months and numerous interviews later, he is still jobless. And, he is notRead More
Because of this award, my family can raise their heads and walk with pride. I have no regrets in life even if I die now.
His Majesty the King, during the National Day celebrations, on Monday, awarded the National Order of Merit (Gold) to 112 teachers from schools around the country for their exemplary services in the field of Education. One of the recipients of the award, Lopen Kado talks to Business Bhutan reporter YangchenRead More