The controversy, at least among the online communities, surrounding the recent Miss Bhutan pageant is quite serious. Let’s forget about how the pageant was supposedly rigged or how it was fixed or how the organizers lied to the contestants or how the contestants failed to be ‘Bhutanese’. Let us not care about any of these...
My dear people, Photo: Kuenselonline.com As King, I have been deeply blessed by the satisfaction of seeing immense achievements in four short years, made possible only by the harmonious bond between the people and government, as we worked hand in hand. We have conducted our first general elections, formed the government and opposition, instituted the...
Full transcript of address by His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck at the commencement of annual convocation of Calcutta University, Kolkota, October 5, 2010. HONOUR FOR THE KING: His Majesty receives the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law from West Bengal Governor and Chancellor of the University of Calcutta M.K. Narayanan at the...
Two years ago, the Bhutanese people witnessed the coronation of His Majesty with immeasurable joy. His Majesty adorned with the sacred Dhar-na-Nga emerged from the Machhen Lhakhang, an event that will forever be etched in the minds of the people. This year, His Majesty the King marked the 2nd Coronation anniversary with the affected families...
What is the Musical Tradition of Bhutan? What are the characteristics that determine and differentiate Bhutanese Music from rest of the world? Do Bhutan have its own musical tradition? What about Bhutanese pop music? Music of Bhutan comprise of broadly two categories, the traditional genres such as zhungdra and boedra, and a modern genre called...
This year, the first group of black-necked cranes, comprising of two adults and two juveniles arrived in Phobjikha on November 2 at around 1:25 PM. The black-necked cranes, locally known as Thrung Thrung Karmo, are believed to symbolize blessing and prosperity. The number of cranes visiting Bhutan has been increasing simultaneously as the country prospers....