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Sangay’s Story – an Anecdote
Winter Edition ,
Matching Skills and Jobs
Winter Edition ,
Promoting Bhutanese Products to Build Rural Economy
Winter Edition ,
How Not to Miss the Boat
Winter Edition ,
Transport to Facilitate the Economy
Winter Edition ,
Transforming the Economy Through Tourism
Winter Edition ,
Spring 2018 Volume 4, Issue 1: Democratisation of Bhutan
  • Editorial
  • Democracy in Bhutan
  • Democracy Decentralised
  • Politics of Democracy
  • Reflections on the Electoral System
  • Social Media and Democracy
  • From the Political Parties
Winter 2017 Volume 3, Issue 2 : Civil Society in Bhutan
  • Editorial
  • Civil Society
  • Civil Society – Early Days
  • Civil Society – Growth
  • Civil Society – Experiences Elsewhere
  • Civil Society – Sustainability
Summer 2017 Volume 3, Issue 1: Towards a Sustainable Bhutan
  • Towards a Sustainable Bhutan
  • Vision and Governance
  • Sustainability Concerns
  • Sustainability of Sectors
Winter 2016 Volume 2, Issue 2: Youth Matters
  • Wither Youth?
  • Youth in Bhutan: Dreams and Dilemmas
  • Youth in Other Societies
  • The Interview
Summer 2016 Volume 2, Issue 1 : Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change
  • Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change
  • Governance in Modern Bhutan
  • Cultural Trends in Modern Bhutan
  • Lifestyle Trends in Modern Bhutan
Winter 2015 Volume 1, Issue 2: The Bhutanese State and Its Instituition
  • The Bhutanese State and its Institutions
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Views from Abroad
  • The Interview
  • Review
Spring 2015 Volume 1, Issue 1: National Identity
  • National Identity
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Young Voices
  • From Abroad
  • The Interview
  • Review
National Identity

The launch of the Druk Journal is dedicated to the fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, as...

Economy Conversation at Sherubtse College

After conduct of two successive seminars on ‘Transforming Bhutan’s Economy’, Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) took the...

Seminar & Conversation at Gedu College of Business Studies

  A Druk Journal team conducted a conversation and seminar on “Transforming Bhutan’s Economy” at Gedu College of Business...

The Druk Journal held the first Conversation on the 8th issue, ‘Transforming Bhutan’s Economy’, at TechPark Thimphu on Friday,...

Druk Journal Conversation: Sherubtse College

Civil society and Democracy On April 17 and 18 we organised two Conversations at Sherubtse College in Kanglung, one...

Conversation Reflects 10 Years of Democracy

Reflecting 10 Years of Democracy Phuentsholing, March 29, 2018 The Druk Journal Conversation on “Democracy in Bhutan” attended by...

Conversation on the Civil Society

The Druk Journal Conversation, 9 February 2018 With democratisation, the discussions on civil society are picking up. More so...

Youth Matters – A Conversation in Paro

It is not even a town. It is a small settlement in Paro that you usually drive through in...

Report on the 3rd Druk Journal Conversation and Release of the 3rd Issue of the Journal

The third issue of the Druk Journal, carrying the theme Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change, was released on...

Youth Matters (Call for Writers for the 4th Issue of the Druk Journal)

The future of Bhutan lies in the hands of the Bhutanese youth. Does it? At a recent Druk Journal...