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One thing that has been lacking in Bhutan till date, the luxury hotels (for those who want to travel in style), has been amply addressed with the setting up of shops by two ultra-luxury resorts - UmaParo and Aman Resorts - in Bhutan.
Time’s 100 most influential people
Dr. Florangel R Braid, Manila
Magazine’s special issue on the lives and ideas of the world’s most
influential people is a fascinating read in the sense that while some of
the names are predictable as they are very much in the public eye (Condoleezza
Rice, Bill and Melinda Gates, President George W. Bush, George W. Bush
Sr., Bill and Hillary Clinton, Pope Benedict XVI, Oprah Winfrey), a good
many are not as prominent in terms of media exposure.
terms of role models, I have selected the following because of their
relevance to our present society today.
The first one is the King of Bhutan who was once the world’s youngest king when he came to power in 1972. The writeup says that he rules his people more in the spirit >>read more
divine time in the kingdom
among the peaks of the Himalayas, Bhutan is careful to keep centuries-old
Buddhist traditions thriving as it lets the modern world in.
Is Everyone Going to Bhutan?
January 9, 2005. TWO years ago, Penny George "couldn't have located Bhutan on a map." But after hearing friends rave about their trip to the tiny Buddhist kingdom tucked in the Himalayas, Ms. George, president of a foundation that promotes holistic medicine, was hooked. This fall, she and her husband made the long journey from their home in Minneapolis to Bhutan's sole airport, then spent seven days on a guided tour, trekking into virgin forests, tiptoeing into temples and passing through villages where men and women still go about in traditional dress. "Bhutan has bubbled up in the collective consciousness," said Ms. George. "I just felt like I had to go." >>Read the whole article>>
January 11, 2004
Kingdom of the Divine
Bhutan's phalluses warn off evil
remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, it is not only the stunning scenery
that surprises the eye.
from the country's only airport in Paro to the capital city of Thimphu,
graphic and colourful paintings of penises adorn the white-washed walls of
homes, shops and eateries.
places, pictures of dragons and soft drink advertisements showing a
Bollywood actress jostle for space on the walls with phallic drawings.
Has TV changed Bhutan?
After five years of broadcasting, Bhutan's government is considering legislation to regulate what the country's people can watch. What effect has five years of TV had on the country?
In June 1999, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan allowed television broadcasting to begin for the first time. The introduction of television into Bhutan was sparked by the World Cup Final of France '98. The 3-0 victory of the home side over Brazil was watched by thousands on a big screen in Bhutan's National Square.
Read it on BBC World
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