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Married to Bhutan

Married to Bhutan

  • Author: Linda Leaming
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781401930943
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 264
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Tucked away in the eastern end of the Himalayas lies Bhutan: a tiny, landlocked country bordering China, India, and Nepal. One of the most remote places in the world, Bhutan is rich in natural beauty, exotic landscapes, and ancient wisdom, where people are genuinely happy with very few material possessions and the government embraces "Gross National Happiness" instead of Gross National Product. As one of the few Americans to have lived in Bhutan, Linda Leaming offers a rare glimpse at the peaceful mountain kingdom so many have only dreamed of. For over ten years, Leaming has lived and taught in the small town of Thimphu, where there are fewer than 100,000 people and no traffic lights. "If enlightenment is possible anywhere," she writes, "I think it is particularly possible here." The Bhutanese way of life—quieter, slower, and more tranquil—can seem daunting to most Westerners, consumed with time, dates, speed, and efficiency. In Bhutan, people rarely check their e-mail and take their time answering their telephones. But, as Leaming shows us, a little patience—over a cup of warm tea and friendly conversation—can help soothe the most distressed mind and soul. In this funny, magical memoir, Leaming takes us with her on her travels through South Asia, sharing her experiences as she learns the language, customs, and religion; folklore of a revered Tibetan holy man who gave blessings to the people by whacking them on the head with a big wooden phallus; her unlikely romance with a Buddhist artist; and her discoveries about the unexpected path to happiness and accidental enlightenment, where true bliss resides. Married to Bhutan is a reminder that following our dreams is the way to be truly happy.

Bhutan Recent Economic and Political Developments Yearbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

Bhutan Recent Economic and Political Developments Yearbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

  • Author: IBP, Inc.
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1433060310
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 300
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2011 Updated Reprint. Updated Annually. Bhutan Recent Economic and Political Developments Yearbook

Last Hope

Last Hope

The Need for Durable Solutions for Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal and India

  • Author: Katinka Ridderbos
  • Publisher: Human Rights Watch
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Human rights
  • Page: 86
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Minority Rights in South Asia

Minority Rights in South Asia

  • Author: Rainer Hofmann
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783631609163
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 222
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This publication contains case studies on human and minority rights in the South Asian countries, including a special focus on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and articles on different forms of National Human Rights Commission and Immigration to the UK and «new minorities». It is further complemented by an in-depth study on Autonomy, Kashmir and International Law. Assembling articles authored by leading scholars from both South Asia and Europe, the book will contribute to a mutual exchange of views on human and minority rights issues in South Asia. In particular, the book is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of current developments in South Asia and, on this basis, at enhancing a constructive dialogue between representatives of the scientific community, policy-makers and civil society in Europe and their counterparts in South Asia.

Encyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Bhutan

Encyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Bhutan

  • Author: Sangh Mittra,Bachchan Kumar
  • Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
  • ISBN: 9788178351940
  • Category: Women
  • Page: 229
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The Bhutan Tragedy, when Will it End?

The Bhutan Tragedy, when Will it End?

Human Rights and Inhuman Wrongs : First Report of the SAARC Jurists Mission on Bhutan, People-to People Initiative, May 1992

  • Author: SAARC Jurists Mission on Bhutan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civil rights
  • Page: 177
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Nepal's Relations with Sikkim and Bhutan, 1770-1900

Nepal's Relations with Sikkim and Bhutan, 1770-1900

Primarily Based on Indigenous Sources, Published Or Unpublished

  • Author: Nagendra Śarmā
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bhutan
  • Page: 199
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The Dragon's Voice

The Dragon's Voice

How Modern Media Found Bhutan

  • Author: Bunty Avieson
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • ISBN: 0702255041
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 240
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This is a fascinating account of ancient culture colliding with modern media. Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In The Dragon's Voice, Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provides a glimpse of life beyond the country's exotic exterior. As a consultant to local newspaper Bhutan Observer, she admires the paper's strong social conscience, but finds her expectations challenged in a country where spirituality and personal happiness are prioritized over work. Avieson also witnesses the tensions that arise as a Buddhist kingdom makes the transition to democracy. The courtship ritual of "night-hunting" and the nation's first public demonstration become controversial news items, while journalists must overcome traditional social hierarchies to keep politicians accountable. With a unique blend of memoir and reportage, The Dragon's Voice is both a deeply personal story and a vivid portrait of a nation on the cusp of revolutionary change.

Rediscovering Bhutan

Rediscovering Bhutan

  • Author: M. N. Gulati
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bhutan
  • Page: 415
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In ancient times, Bhutan was a Indian kingdom, and like mots Hindus of that period, the inhabitants of Bhotana were also worshipers of Lord Shiva.

Human Rights in Bhutan

Human Rights in Bhutan

The Legal System, the Southern Problem

  • Author: Christian Hainzl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bhutan
  • Page: 166
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