Thimphu, June 7 (IANS) Bhutan looks like a speck on the world map and the Himalayan kingdom generally loves basking in its pristine natural beauty and exotic culture. But with the winds of globalisation sweeping across the globe, more and more people in this nation of just 700,000 are beginning to dream big - especially the country's business community.
Thursday, June 07, 2007 9:39:59 AM
Thimphu, June 6 (IANS) From broadcasters and diplomats to civil servants, lecturers and retired generals, people from varied streams have started dabbling in politics as Bhutan embarks on a historic transformation from monarchy to democracy.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007 10:32:53 AM
Thimphu, June 5 (IANS) When Hollywood star Demi Moore was taking a snapshot of her own blow-up tucked at a ramshackle video parlour in Bhutan, nobody noticed her - locals passed her off as another white skinned tourist visiting the Himalayan kingdom.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007 10:02:45 AM
Thimphu, June 3 (IANS) Feel free to swing to the music at the chic discotheques in this usually conservative Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. But caution please - don't try to take liberties, smoke a cigarette, or pop a dance pill for a kick.
Sunday, June 03, 2007 12:46:34 PM
Thimphu, June 1 (IANS) Hollywood star Cameron Diaz just couldn't believe when she was told during a private visit to Bhutan that the country's wealth was measured by the happiness of its citizens.
Friday, June 01, 2007 9:22:49 AM
Thimphu, May 30 (IANS) Seated on a settee in the hotel lounge and quietly sipping Bhutan Mist, a pure malt whisky, burly and white-bearded Michael Johns and his demure wife Emma from New York seem chirpy. The two, in their mid-50s, have just returned from an arduous six-day trek and were relaxing in the sleepy but resplendent capital city of Bhutan.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:36:38 AM
Thimphu, May 29 (IANS) Bhutan has elected a new mock parliament that promises to preserve the nation's traditions amid looming fears of anarchy and corruption swamping the cocooned Himalayan kingdom known as the 'last Shangri-la'.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:23:03 AM
Thimphu, May 29 (IANS) Once a sequestered nation, shy of opening up to the outside world, Bhutan, the land of fluttering prayer flags, massive fortress monasteries and oracles, is today in transition.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:05:00 AM
Thimphu, May 28 (IANS) Yeshey Rinchen looks like any other maroon-robed Buddhist monk chanting hymns at the famous Tashichhodzong monastery, the summer residence of the head abbot of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
Monday, May 28, 2007 10:26:53 AM
Thimphu, May 28 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Monday made yet another historic leap towards democracy with voting for the final round of the mock polls beginning with the nation preparing to transform its 100-year-old monarchy to democracy.
Monday, May 28, 2007 8:53:08 AM
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