In Pursuit of …

What started as a visit to my daughter’s 24th birthday in Yamanashi, Japan resulted in a whirlwind of a journey in the pursuit of Happiness from the land of the Rising Sun to the far less known Katong district of Singapore to the iconic Petronas twin towers in Malaysia.

Overseas Citizens of Bhutan (OCB)?

Overseas Citizens of BHUTAN? Graduation Dinner for Tshering Dorji from Harvard Westlake, California.     It was a wonderful evening with the Los Angeles Bhutanese Association in celebration of Tshering Dorji from the prestigious boarding school of Harvard Westlake in California. Tshering Dorji is the younger son of Ashang Yeshey and Kinlay from Bumthang, two … Continue reading Overseas Citizens of Bhutan (OCB)?

Why don’t we teach PYTHON to the Bhutanese Kids – Part II (Sasha Ramani-Harvard Kennedy School)

In April, my fellow Harvard Kennedy School alum Kinga Tshering wrote an article on his blog describing the potential of teaching the computer programming language Python to Bhutanese students. His post spawned a lively debate on the merits of Python versus other programming languages, and the value of teaching students programming languages.   (Please meet Sasha … Continue reading Why don’t we teach PYTHON to the Bhutanese Kids – Part II (Sasha Ramani-Harvard Kennedy School)

The Best, the Brightest and the Civil Service in Bhutan: Slicing the Qualification Pie

There are around 20,000 people with tertiary education degree (above bachelors) as per 2015 national statistics in Bhutan. By law, this is the qualified pool for political candidates. Of the 20,000, over 16000 are in the public administration including defense (6000), education (6000), and Health (1000), either as part of the Civil Service or apolitical … Continue reading The Best, the Brightest and the Civil Service in Bhutan: Slicing the Qualification Pie

Why don’t we teach PYTHON to Bhutanese kids?

It was almost a year now that Ujjwal arrived at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Humphrey Fellow. He will soon be heading back to Bhutan in June with his new found knowledge and exposure, all eager to share with his colleagues back home. We met for dinner on 7th April, 2018 in Cambridge … Continue reading Why don’t we teach PYTHON to Bhutanese kids?