Browsing Category Bhutan

How to create [business] opportunities

I met with several (aspiring) Bhutanese entrepreneurs and students during my short trip back home last week. While I was generally impressed with this newfound energy, curiosity and willingness that now seem to permeate the streets of Thimphu – I was overcome with a sense of helplessness whenever I was asked this question. ‘What new business opportunities do you see in Bhutan?’ I get asked…

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10 pieces of wisdom from the man who refuses to age

As we gear up to celebrate my dad’s birthday next month – we are reminded of a running joke in the family that we will be celebrating his annual 62nd birthday. At first, it was a joke intended on occasions where he parades around in his military jacket – proclaiming proudly that it still fits perfectly some 5 decades later. Other times I’d notice him…

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Here’s the Bhutan I know

There are two broad categories of responses I get whenever I tell someone I am from Bhutan. The first one, usually retorted by immigration officers in the US goes something like, ‘What is a Bhutan?’ ‘Is it a real country?’ and on more than one occasion, ‘Did you just say Utah?’ The second category of responses, typically accompanied by a shriek of excitement is ‘OMG,…

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In Honour of His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck

༆ དཔལ་མི་དབང་འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་ལུ་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ། A tribute for HM the Great Fourth on his birthday! I’ve been told it’s not a wise idea to meet people you admire for it dissolves that aura of awe we associate them with. But he was a complete anachronism, the most pleasant revelation that came packaged as a paradox that sought neither power nor praise. Perhaps the most beloved figure in the…

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