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Substance abuse: Bhutan's dark underbelly (Feature)
Thimphu, June 5 (IANS) Every Monday evening, government official Dasho Paljor J. Dorji turns into a chatty radio presenter for a popular talk show and gets candid with guests. But before signing off, he delivers a social message that invariably revolves around "drinking, driving and drugs" - something that comes straight from a personal tragedy.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:34:03 PM

Bhutanese literature: Rich oral tradition, but few writers (Feature)
Thimphu, May 31 (IANS) Bhutan's folklore, urban legends and myths have been celebrated through the country's rich oral traditions, but the abysmal absence of contemporary literary works and a limited reading culture is placing Bhutanese literature in a tricky situation in the Indian sub-continent.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:16:10 PM

Modi assures support to Bhutan
Thimphu, May 28 (IANS) Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to commence four new joint-venture hydroelectric projecta with a capacity to generate 2120 MW, media here reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:58:03 PM

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

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