Bhutan in the Age of Technology

“The question I have is how are we able to leverage technology… As a small country, unencumbered by the complexities faced by much larger countries, we can do things faster and better than others. Our institutions can be smart, flexible, responsive, dynamic and efficient.” (His Majesty The King of Bhutan)

Over the past years His Majesty The King has established a number of national priorities in the perspective of a Royal Vision for Bhutan. With the world literally gripped by technological fever, now dubbed the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, there is, in the Royal advice, not just a validation of relevance and importance of technology, but a deep sense of urgency.

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1.    Synopsis: Submit immediately before 15 January 2020 – Submit your synopsis (one or two paragraphs) to the editor, which will be reviewed, and send back to the writer with feedback.

2.    First Draft: 15 February 2020 – Start writing the first draft after receiving the synopsis review. Submit the first draft within 15 February to the editor. Early drafts will have the advantage of more detailed comments. The editor reviews the first draft and sends it back to the writer for further improvement before 28 February 2020.

3.    Final Draft: 15 March 2020 – The writer finalises the article with necessary editorial inputs and changes and submits it to the editor for final editing before 15 March 2020.

4.    Print: 30 March 2020

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Style Guide

Style Guide for The Druk Journal (TDJ)
1. The structure of the journal

  • The Theme: Each issue of the DJ will carry a theme that is contemporary, relevant, and important for Bhutan and Bhutanese society. It will be a journal of analytical, thought-provoking articles (between 1,500 and 3,000 words) looking at the theme from different perspectives.
  • Each issue will contain four broad sections on the theme: 1. Main Section of serious articles on the theme; 2. Section from the perspective of Culture (focusing on the arts and literature); 3. Section looking at similar issues in other countries; 4. Section of interviews and book reviews on the theme.

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