Bhutan Walking tour

The archery national game of Bhutan

Friday, April 26th, 2013

For Karma Wangda, 51, the excitement of participating in an archery tournament is almost like contesting an election.  The night before a match he can barely sleep, thinking about the next day’s competition. This has always been the case, despite having participated in umpteen tournaments, starting in the village as a 12-year old boy, and […]

The Bhutan highlighted Bhutanese culture

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

From art, crafts, language, literature, music and films to spirituality, the government has taken numerous steps to preserve and promote Bhutanese culture, according to the State of the Nation report. The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley in his recent state of the nation report delivery to parliament detailed the developments on these fronts. Choedhey […]

Bhutan Airlines wants to bow out for a while.

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Domestic Air ServiceSix months after domestic air services were launched, Bhutan Airlines has asked the government that it be allowed to temporarily suspend domestic operations, it has been learned. It has also been learned the government is considering the request, and it’s likely a one-year suspension will be given, but this could not be officially […]

Bhutan yet to become GNH kingdom

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Although Bhutan claims to be a GNH and Buddhist country, she has all the problems and ills countries that do not boast of such claims. Where we are going wrong and why? Goal is always a problem, because the goal creates expectations, competition, sleeplessness.  And I dare say GNH is also a goal and many […]

All the prayers are not for him, but for ourselves

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

After passing away of his father Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. Thank you for your sympathy and best wishes at this time. We live in a world of our own making, a world built by our own unique perceptions which we believe in fully, every year, every day, every hour and every […]

Dungse’s kudung arrives at Paro Bhutan

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Dungse’s kudung arrives at Paro

On Druk air’s and Bhutan Airlines historic Flight.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Domestic Air Service The aircraft banked left, and through the clouds hovering above Trashigang valley, a seemingly miniature model of Sherubtse college quickly passed by. The aircraft then banked right and suddenly the top of a hill appeared, and immediately after, the end of a runway. Two hillocks rapidly zipped by either side of the […]

Bhutan Druk air adds two new routes by next summer 2012.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Two flights a week each to Singapore and Mumbai from May to December Drukair Schedule 2012 National airline Drukair has added two new routes for its summer schedule 2012. Drukair will operate two flights each to Singapore and the Indian city of Mumbai, according to its summer schedule (May to December 2012) to be released […]

Take care Bhutan, lest the air …

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Of the many things visitors to Bhutan cherish, one is the clean, pure air. Bhutanese, coming home after spending time in metropolitan centres of the region, know what this means. Even for professional filmmakers and photographers, such pristine air quality allows for greater clarity in capturing the way light falls, and how colours are reflected. […]

To save the golden goose.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The nation puts a premium on tourism as one of the leading income generators, and has set an ambitious target of bringing in 100,000 tourists by the end of 2011. While such ambitions are there to help make strides in the tourism sector, the country cannot lose sight of its fragile high altitude Himalayan ecosystems. […]