Carey L Biron

Bhutanese mists: ‘Within the Realm of Happiness’ by Kinley Dorji and ‘Becoming a Journalist in Exile’ by T.P. Mishra

Two books present the dichotomy of Bhutan´s image - from one perspective, the progressive-though-traditional idyll, to another, the authoritarian-to-dictatorial regime.

Jan 01, 2010

Jungle raj tourism vs. the people

In the mountain fastness of Nanda Devi, which gave the Chipko movement to Southasia, the local communities are battling the Uttaranchal authorities to retain benefits from tourists when they arrive - 'ecotourism' or not.

May 27, 2006

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