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Bhutanese women in politics: Victims of prejudices (Feature)
Thimpu, May 28 (IANS) There is no gender discrimination in Bhutan but, when it comes to the representation of women in politics, socio-cultural prejudices prevent them from playing a larger role in policy making, says a Bhutanese filmmaker who has documented women's participation in the country's 2013 elections.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:08:03 PM

Mountain Echoes: Stirring literary revolution in Bhutan (Litfest Review)
Thimphu, May 25 (IANS) Bhutanese scholars, students and writers acknowledged how the literary and cultural gala "Mountain Echoes" is encouraging the younger generation in the landlocked Himalayan country to read, and exposing them to literature from outside, especially India, as curtains came down on the three-day festival.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 1:10:04 PM

Elements of nature embroidered into Bhutan's royal attire
Thimpu, May 23 (IANS) Auspicious goddesses and beautiful lotuses, dragons, symbols of phoenix, mountains, landscape and flowers - all these motifs have decorated attires, shoes and crowns of the royal family of Bhutan. An exhibition here offers a peek into their royal legacy.

Friday, May 23, 2014 5:48:06 PM

Magic, myths and fertility: Revisiting art history at Bhutan litfest
Thimphu, May 23 (IANS) Think of art at the dawn of civilisation. What comes to mind are cave paintings, magic, myths and fertility rites and these four elements have played a profound role in preserving cultural identities of pre-modern period, said a noted art historian at the ongoing Mountain Echoes festival here.

Friday, May 23, 2014 1:12:09 PM

Bhutan's queen mother's India connection opens lit fest
Thimpu, May 22 (IANS) From loving Indian cinema to her growing up years in a small village, Bhutan's queen mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck Thursday shared little-known things about her childhood, love for the Indian cinema and belief that Indians have the highest intellectual level in the world.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:56:13 PM

Literature, culture rings in the Himalayas at Bhutan litfest
Thimphu, May 21 (IANS) Seen as a window to unmask the shrouded mystery of Bhutan by celebrating its literature, art, culture and music, the annual "Mountain Echoes" festival's fifth edition kicks off here Thursday.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:52:16 PM

Bhutan has made progress in universal health coverage: WHO
Paro (Bhutan), April 23 (IANS) Bhutan is one of the countries in South Asia which has made significant progress in all dimensions of universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:42:14 PM

Mountain Echoes festival to begin May 21
Thimphu, March 3 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Mountain Echoes festival will be held between May 21-24 here, the organisers said Monday.

Monday, March 03, 2014 6:56:20 PM

Bhutan PM won't sell Gross National Happiness abroad (Interview)
Thimphu, August 1 (IANS) Bhutan's new Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay says it is not his government's job to promote the country's famed "gross national happiness" (GNH) index abroad, departing from his predecessor's policy of aggressive cultural diplomacy.

Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:28:00 PM

Bhutan votes for a change in power
Thimphu, July 13 (IANS) Bhutan Saturday ushered in the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) to power in the second elections to the country's National Assembly since it became a democracy.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:38:51 PM

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