May, 2008


a child monk

Bhutan is a tiny country in South Asia. It is the eighth happiest country in the world and the happiest in the continent. It was in the year I visited Bhutan that she made her transition from an absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy and held its first general election.

The official name of the country is Drukyul which means land of the Dragon. Remember the flag? Among the natives, it goes by many other names, few of which are Cambirasi, Potente and Mon.

A country not larger than a very tiny slice of India is economically more stable and robust.