Conversations

The Druk Journal Conversations are held with the release of each new issue of the Journal. The purpose of the conversations, as an objective of the Journal itself, is to encourage critical thinking among all sections of Bhutanese society. The idea is to build a community of thinkers through frank and open Conversations, in an informal atmosphere, which will continue to discuss and debate the ideas and issues raised by the Journal.

The Druk Journal aims to be a platform or space for citizens to engage in discussion on various topics of interest and importance to Bhutan. Bhutan has gone through several stages of development, from infrastructure to social services, and has reached the Age of Information. Given the rapid political transition our society has seen, it is time for Bhutanese citizens to share the responsibility of governance.

Imagine a society with only politicians and business people. It is critical that Bhutan develops the creative sector as a sub-sect of culture, culture being a sub-sect of the humanities and social sciences. GNH (or Gross National Happiness) means a balanced society.

It is in this spirit that the Druk Journal—through such conversations as well as analytical and constructively-critical articles seeks to provoke serious thought and discussion among citizens on wide ranging subjects that go beyond the usual domains of politics and business, to also include those from the social sciences, humanities, culture, and other fields.


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...

The Sustainability of Bhutan – a Journal Conversation

Date June 24 2017 The Conversation on the “Sustainability of Bhutan” (Druk Journal 5) was attended by 47 participants...

Youth Matters – a Conversation

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

Conversation on the 2nd and 3rd Issues of the Druk Journal, 14th September 2016

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

Conversations on Identity, 28th April and 28th July 2015

The Druk Journal was launched on 28th April 2015 on the occasion of Zhabdrung Kuchoe, with the inaugural issue on National Identity...