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Sonam Ongmo

Bhutanese writer committed to social justice, women and children's issues, conservation, animal rights, and the Himalayan region.
www.sonamongmo7.com

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Latest posts by Sonam Ongmo

14 October 2011

Bhutan: Royal Wedding Gifts Country a Queen

The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has received a royal gift - a new Queen - after the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck wed and crowned 21 year old Ashi...

5 March 2011

Bhutan: Monk Becomes The First Victim Of The Tobacco Act

Depending on which way you look at it, the first violator or victim of Bhutan's anti-tobacco act that came to effect in January 2011, was a Buddhist monk who was...

24 February 2011

Bhutan: Tax Or No Tax For Development

The idea of citizens contributing towards this in the form of taxes is still a new/alien concept in Bhutan. The Bhutanese twitter-sphere broke the news of the verdict in favor...

8 January 2011

Bhutan: Criminalizing The Use Of Tobacco Stirs Outrage

Starting this month the Bhutanese government has started implementing its draconian “Tobacco Control Act,” which was enacted last year. According to this act, any citizen in defiance can be charged...

20 November 2010

Bhutan: Khuru And The Rise Of Feminist Movements

Bhutanese women may have, unintentionally, created the stirrings of their first feminist movements of sorts when they recently started to encroach upon a traditionally male dominated sport Khuru (game of...

4 October 2010

Exiled Tibetans Protesting Seizing of Ballot Boxes In Nepal

Angry Tibetans around the world are condemning Nepal’s actions in confiscating their ballot boxes by protesting in front of the Nepalese consulates. In New York, despite the rain, they carried...

25 September 2010

Bhutan: ‘Happiness’ As A Millennium Development Goal

It was nice to have a little laughter - even whimsical as it may have been - when the PM of Bhutan proposed “Happiness” be included as the 9th Millennium...

18 April 2010

Bhutan: South Asian Leaders Meet For SAARC Summit

Bhutan is in a flurry of activity, gearing up for the upcoming SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit. Here the South Asian leaders will discuss about issues like...

18 March 2010

Global: Furs And Fashion

Last month the fashion world went literally “wild” during the unveiling of fall collections. They had models strutting the catwalk in so much fur, it was scary enough to make...

28 February 2010

Global: The Tiger's Year And Tiger Farming

Wildlife activists and organizations around the world are determined to make sure that this is really “The year of the Tiger”. They have seized this opportunity to step up their...

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