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Bhutan’s Historic Transition from Absolute Monarchy to Absolute Majority

From the bombshell His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo dropped on his unsuspecting subjects on 9 December 2006 to the electoral rout meted out by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa on 27 March 2008, Bhutan’s roller-coaster ride from monarchy to democracy has been a run of one irony after another.

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Bhutan becomes the World’s Youngest Democracy

Bhutan has become the youngest member in the club of parliamentary democracies. The peaceful elections on March 24th marked a key turning point in a smooth process of transition from monarchy to democracy. With the success of this historic process, the Bhutanese people have fulfilled the vision of the “father of democracy” the Fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Long Live Bhutan

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What kind of a leader do I want

Democracy is a country where politics is played 24×7. Politics has a lot of shock value and sound byte. The politicos never forget their political agenda. Their lexicon surrounds around vote-bank. There will be policy of scuttle. Petty bickering will now and then make the headlines. Few tyres will be punctured, and few chickens will be stolen. But, the leader must stand above all these. And amidst all these demo-crazy, he (used only for convenience) must be the pillar of wisdom, order and peace.

Leader I want

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty – 28th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

I join my fellow countrymen in celebrating His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk’s 28th birth anniversary by sharing my favorite picture of His Majesty.

High 5

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Artists on the rocks, and other stories

As I am trying to settle down from the extended new year party, the world at large has been going on, and I am playing catch. Here are some tidbits that miraculously penetrated through this hazy post-new-year syndrome.

Kunzang - VAST rock climbing
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