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Bold Bhutan Beckons

Hotel Mike and His Warriors! What a strange name for a chapter I though as I leafed through the book.

It turns out that the chapter Hotel Mike and His Warriors is about the ULFA BODO conflict of 2003. And was it a gripping read.

 Bold Bhutan Beckons

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A website dedicated to His Majesty

An overwhelming number of people who visit this website are here because they googled for His Majesty. No price for guessing which page is the most popular on this site: the page about the Royal Family. In light of this search pattern, I am thinking of designing a website completely dedicated to His Majesty.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck - A digital mosaic by Gelay.

His Majesty, and the Royal Family has touched and changed countless lives. My website will be a celebration of compassion which cannot be more personified then by His Majesty.

My website will have:

  • Facts about His Majesty
  • Facts about the Royal Family
  • A way for people to pay their respects by writing tributes to His Majesty, and the Royal Family. So that you can share your own personal story about your King.
  • A lot of people have private collection of rare photographs of the Royal Family. The website will have a system of sharing these rare and historical photographs.

So what do you think? 

What am I missing? Please leave a comment.

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Vision to Reality

Kuensel editorial from the 19 December issue titled “From vision to reality” sums up what all of us felt about the 2007 National Day:

It was a moment that carried the weight of Bhutanese history. On the morning of December 17, 2007, exactly 100 years after Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck began the reign of the Wangchuck dynasty, the fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and His Majesty the King, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, bowed to each other, their Royal Scarves lowered in the traditional gesture of respect.

Respect between the Druk Gyaplos

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The Future of Bhutan

His Majesty had the following words to say after announcing his decision to step down from the throne. “In taking note of the progress that our nation has made over the past thirty four years, I would like to state that whatever we have achieved so far is due to the merit of the people of Bhutan.” His Majesty has also repeatedly reminded that “the future of the nation lies in the hands of the people.”

Inside the Thimphu Dzong

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At the Forefront of Action

The geographical location of Bhutan provided a safe haven for the militants from across the border. The country had been a hideout to the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and the Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO). These insurgents who were up in arms against the Indian government had established several bases in the Bhutanese forests.

The National Flag of Bhutan

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