Most Shared Stories Tagged: Bhutan


Bhutan's first democratic election

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.


Geo answer: Bhutan

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.


Geo answer

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.

The Buddha is One...and Zeros

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 ?