The Trongsa valley, steeped in rich spiritual and political history, has been home to momentous events as Bhutan emerged from a mythological past, overcame an era of medieval intrigue, and evolved into a modern nation state. But the spirit of the 109th National Day of Bhutan is magical even by the standards of the Kingdom’s enchanted past.Read More »
December 9, 2006, the 20th day of the 10th month of the Fire Dog year. In an extraordinary moment of Bhutanese history, two Kings sat in the Throne room of Trashichhodzong and made a sacred transition. His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, handed over the reigns of governance to his son and heir, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.Read More »
As Bhutan searches to find its own path to healthy economic growth, I share a lesson or two from a recent trip to New York.Read More »
Bhutan celebrates the tenth year of His Majesty The King’s glorious reign. This decade of caring reign has been a period of continued peace, prosperity and marked by a most hallowed sense of commitment to nation building. All of it in the midst of momentous change.Read More »
For many, mountains evoke powerful emotions with their breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder. Mountains cover nearly 27 percent of the world’s land surface and directly support 22 percent of the world’s people.Read More »
Not long ago, most people living in Thimphu had to go to the vegetable market to get their provisions for the week. At the corner of the weekend bazaar, like the vegetable vendors,Read More »
The future livelihoods of tobacco farmers matter. Seeking out and securing market-based alternatives is of vital importance.
Supporting tobacco farmers find alternative livelihoods is both necessary and proper. As demand for tobacco products among wealthier countries declines, and as measures to roll-back tobacco consumption in the developing world take effect, farming communities must have the tools needed to secure their future.Read More »
What is “FabLab”?
Many subscribers of Kuensel may remember that in the interview featured in the May 5 issue, I said: “If I may add flavour to JICA programmes, employment opportunities or ways to create jobs both in the capital city and rural areas would be interesting.Read More »
Until recently, doctors in Bhutan were indispensable. This is no longer the case. Now, Bhutan has 244 doctors, 957 nurses, 514 health assistants and many others that provide service to the people. There are several hundreds more undergoing training in neighbouring countries and they will join in the service of the nation soon.Read More »
It is October 16, 2016. High on the Alpine plateau of Langothang, in Laya, a large crowd had gathered to watch the climax of the first Snowman Run in Bhutan.Read More »