Bhutan

In a first, Moozhikkulam Sala to hold shadow cabinet

Back in 2015, Moozhikkulam Sala shot to news headlines with its revolutionary Vidyarambham (initiation of children into the world of letters) when, …

Labour Party

Faces of Bhutan - Part 1

Bhutan is an interesting place for people watching. 'Faces of Bhutan' project showcases the interesting life of Bhutanese people engaged in their …

Asia

10 Reasons Why Bhutan Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List

With less than 29,000 international visitors each year, the mysterious Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the least visited countries in the world. It is a nation that sparks the intrigue of many an intrepid adventurer. Captivated by the allure of the road less traveled, a land fabled to be …

List-Worthy

Follow Bhutan's Lead With Endangered Species

Bhutan has long been a leader among countries when it comes to carving its own unique path and protecting the natural resources within its …

Wildlife

Just 5 Places Every Traveler Must Visit in Paro, Bhutan

Visiting the beautiful city of Paro in Bhutan? I recommend these 5 places every traveler must visit in Paro to get the most out of their trip.<p>Year …

Asia Travel

In shadow of Doklam tension: SSB raising strength on Bhutan border, plans new outposts

SSB Director General Rajni Kant Mishra Wednesday said, “We are raising a battalion at Yuksum in Sikkim, which will be deployed on the border. (Photo …

Sikkim

When technology meets agriculture in Bhutan

Bhutan is a challenging environment in which to develop commercial agriculture. The country has limited areas for agriculture, and its geography and …

IT

Status of snow leopards improved from endangered to vulnerable in Bhutan

The people of the Himalaya call them ‘ghosts of the mountains’ for their seemingly supernatural ability to appear from nowhere and disappear into the landscape as silently as they arrived. In the frozen mountains of Bhutan and neighbouring countries, the snow leopard is the apex predator, but …

Wildlife

Climate-smart agriculture is “common-sense agriculture”

According to a recent study published in Science Advances, climate change is projected to hit South Asia especially hard. <br>Impacts will be …

Agriculture

SAFF under-15: India women thrash Bhutan 3-0 in opener

Kritina, Priyanka and Pratiksha scored for India.<p>India outclassed Bhutan 3-0 in the opening match of the inaugural SAFF under-15 Championship being …

India

Bhutan: 75% people say they are ‘happy’, population set to decline as fertility rate falls to 1.9

Only 3.7% of Bhutanese said they were ‘moderately unhappy’ and 2.6% identified themselves as ‘very unhappy’.<p>Bhutan may be headed for a reduction in …

Population

On the Street…Lips, Bhutan

I don’t remember why I didn’t post this before but I’ve always loved this image I took a few years ago in Bhutan.<p>The deep creases around his mouth …

Beauty

Livin' it up in Laya at the Royal Highlander Festival in Bhutan

<i>A photo essay about our adventure to the 2017 Royal Highlander Festival in Bhutan. Our trip was sponsored by</i> <i>Gray Langur Tours</i><i>, but all thoughts,</i> …

Asia Travel

A magical lodge in Bhutan

Bhutan is on the cusp of change: ever-more inward investment, ever-more luxury development. So get to Amankora Punakha Lodge (aman.com; from $1,482, …

Travel

Bhutan, WWF and Partners Announce Deal to Permanently Secure Bhutan’s Extensive Network of Protected Areas

<b>THIMPHU, BHUTAN</b>: The Royal Government of Bhutan, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), donors and partners from around the world today announced their …

Conservation

Creating a future for healthy forests in Bhutan

It is a small country in the distant Himalayas, known for being one of the happiest places on Earth. But Bhutan also is one of the most important …

Wildlife

Things to Do in Bhutan: Add These to Your Itinerary!

One of the most interesting destinations in the world, Bhutan is a Himalayan kingdom shrouded in magic and mystery. Things to do in Bhutan.<p>Wedged …

Asia Travel

Bhutan - No ordinary place

Paro Taktsan, Taktsang Palphug Monastry.<p>The story about the marauding Himalayan Black Bears didn't come out until they were well into the …

Travel

Amid Widespread Stigma and Harassment, Bhutan’s LGBT Community Seeks Acceptance

While awareness around the LGBTQ+ community has increased in recent years, the majority continue to hide their sexual orientation due to the risk of …

LGBTQ

"You Are Our Guest" - My First Experience with Bhutanese Hospitality

From the moment I arrived in Paro, I enjoyed great hospitality of Bhutanese people. Here's my first experience with Bhutanese hospitality.<p>21 …

Travel

After Doklam, Beijing asks New Delhi to follow ‘historical conventions’

China on Thursday said it stood for “normal ties” between India and Bhutan, a day after President Ram Nath Kovind praised visiting the Bhutanese king …

India News

Why Bhutan royal family’s four-day India visit matters

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed Bhutan’s king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, queen Jetsun Pema and their son, prince Jigme Namgyel …

India

Meanwhile... in Bhutan, the government is opening the door wider to foreign tourism

And in the Congo, Belgian biologist Koen Hufkens is 'already a long way toward predicting the Congo forest’s future' thanks to a treasure trove of …

Wildlife

Visit the World's Only Carbon-Negative Country

Bhutan has built sustainability into its national identity.<p>Bhutan is arguably the world’s happiest country. It’s also one of the greenest. That’s no coincidence. In fact, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck developed his signature Gross National Happiness index based on four pillars: sustainable …

Sustainability

This is the world's first carbon negative country

As companies, researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs work to make industries and systems carbon-neutral, one tiny nation in the Eastern Himalayas …

Bhutanese economy likely to be impacted by GST: ADB

Bhutan imports machines, medical equipment, processed food, iron and steel, fibre, pharma, hardware and electrical transformers, among others, from …

Business (India)

Bhutan hidden heritage forests open for the first time

The isolated Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan has no shortage of hidden corners. Because of Bhutan’s unique tourism policy, where visitors pay a fixed fee of US$200-250 for each day spent in the country, most tourists follow a tight itinerary, concentrating on the Buddhist monasteries dotted around the …

Travel

These Pretty Photos Of Bhutan Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags Visit The Beautiful Country

We already know that Bhutan is awesome. We also know that if we are lacking some happiness quotient in our lives, we should probably pack our bags …

Asia Travel

Lessons from the Doklam Pass: how little Bhutan faced down China over a border dispute

In one of the less reported stories of the summer, India and China came to a stand-off over a plateau in the Himalayas called the Doklam Pass.<p>This …

Asia

Looking at Bhutan, Disneyland may have to give up claim to being 'The Happiest Place on Earth'

<b>Thimphu, Bhutan:</b> Given significant levels of dissatisfaction with the performance of politicians in Western democracies, what can we learn from a …

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