• Glacial lakes in Himalayas get bigger, more dangerous

    April 02, 2019

    As the threat of glacier lakes, and their catastrophic overflow floods, gets bigger in the Himalayas, Bhutan’s work in dealing with it may make for an important example of best practice in the region

  • Tiger numbers increase in Bhutan

    March 18, 2019

    As the world tries to double tiger number from where it was in 2010, Bhutan’s increase in tiger numbers shows that at least one country is doing well in this regard

  • Review: An opening in the mountains

    November 09, 2018

    An anthology of writing from the eastern Himalayan region, edited by Namita Gokhale, provides a unique and powerful perspective on a region that is increasingly interconnected and open to the world

  • As Bhutan’s economy grows, so does its waste problem

    April 06, 2018

    Despite its tiny population, Bhutan’s economic growth has led to increasing urbanisation and problems associated with biodegradable waste, which threatens the beauty of one of the most pristine environments in the world

  • Women need a say on transboundary rivers

    February 28, 2018

    A new study paints a complex picture of gender relations along the Brahmaputra, and highlights the need for women to play a greater role in governance at every level, argues Sucharita Sen