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The ‘Imagine ONEWORLD Kimono Project’

ne an ideal condition where all the people in the world wear the same dress.  A dress that has patterns and designs of all that is popular and existing in their land; flowers, animals, insects, landmarks or any other significant existence of the country from which a person originates.

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Governance in Bhutan-Part II

Royal Household under the Monarchy The Royal Household under the Monarchs comprised of: Dronyer (Chief of Protocol), Zimpon (Chamberlain), Chang-gap Bomsho (Senior Butler, they are addressed as Gup or goop), Chang-gap (Butler), Kadreb (Conservationist) and Chha-Zhumi (Royal Attendant).

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Hema Hema – the Bhutanese narrative

I am glad that Hema Hema – the latest film by Dzongsar Khyentse, is not banned or barred, as it was reported in the social media but that the film is under review. Having watched it several times, I would like to share my analysis of the film here. I may add that I am not associated with the production of the film in any way.

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Jigme Namgyel in Trongsa – a name, a symbol and a vision!

A portrait of the Royal Family at the Trongsa Dzong, on the occasion of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s first visit to Trongsa Dzong on December 18

It felt as if Jigme Namgyel finally returned to Trongsa after 135 years. As His Majesty The King and His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, members of the Royal Family and representatives of the people took His Royal Highness The Gyalsey into Trongsa Dzong on December 18,

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National Day: the Story of Bhutan

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.

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Bhutan through the years: One Nation, One Vision

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.

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