The country’s tourism council paints an image of a real-life Shangri-La. But Bhutanese identity has been undergoing a seismic shift as it is thrust into a modern age, prompting a mental health crisis in a country that is struggling to keep up.
Bhutan had a serious street dog problem that was turning off high-end tourists and spreading rabies. So the Buddhist kingdom did something no other country in the world has done: carried out a nationwide spay/neuter and vaccine program.
In New Hampshire, it wasn't always this easy to get mangosteens and other produce from Asia and Africa. But with immigrant communities growing in the area, some locals are finding ways to get familiar foods from back home onto the plates of Nepalese, Bhutanese and other immigrants here in the US..
The new NOVA special, "Vaccines: Calling the Shots," explores the lingering global resistance to vaccination campaigns. Case studies from around the world explain just how bad the impact can be when groups opt out of childhood shots.
Bigfoot enthusiasts sent suspected hair samples of the creature to Oxford University for DNA testing, along with alleged hair samples in museums. The results turned up a huge range of animals — from bears to wolves — but no Yetis.
Along India's remote northern border, a writer finds that country borders — and even nationality — make little difference to people day by day. Yet the India-Pakistan partition is still very much a powerful memory.
A group of South Asian Americans are trying to document the stories of other South Asian Americans' first days in the United States. As more immigrate here, they don't want to lose track of what it was like when they first arrived.
Lakes high in the world's mountains are becoming increasingly dangerous to the towns that have sprouted up near them. The lakes are prone to floods, typically caused when the mountain glaciers that feed them shed a chunk of ice and rock, forcing thousands of gallons over the banks.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Brook Larmer about the upcoming democratic election in Bhutan - the country's first-ever; Larmer's article, "Bhutan's Enlightened Experiment," appears in this month's National Geographic.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. People in Bhutan headed to the polls today in their nation's first parliamentary election. Anchor Marco Werman spoke with the BBC's Chris Morris, who's in Thimphu.
The answer to our Geo Quiz today is the Kingdom of Bhutan, where a team of researchers has discovered tigers living more than 13,000 ft up in the Himalayas. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Steve Backshall.
In 1999, the King of Bhutan announced that television and the internet would be allowed in the country as part of the kingdom's goal of pursuing "gross national happiness." Despite the fact that not all of the 700,000 or so residents ?most of them rural ?
The country we want you to name for the Geo Quiz is a landlocked kingdom in the Himalayas. If you plan to travel there, keep in mind there's a national dress code. And be prepared to dodge arrows: archery is the national sport.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is tough on tobacco. There is a ban on smoking in public places and it is illegal to import or grow tobacco. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, many Bhutanese are wondering if the government is going too far.
In the Himalayas, a parasitic fungus attacking insects is regionally believed to boost the immune system and help with sexual dysfunction. In Bhutan, the government has been trying to regulate the hunt. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.