GNH and Bhutan

Here’s an insightful cartoon from Bhutan Observer. The message is loud and clear. There’s no need to elaborate.

But one dangerous element is missing in the murky background: the rupee crunch and the growing economic crisis, about which the prime minister has not yet uttered a word.


Artist Rajesh

Much better


The talk of cartoons yesterday has got me thinking of my favorite caricature. It’s done by Rajesh. And, guess what? Rajesh is Wangchuk’s younger brother. Yes, that Wangchuck…the one we were talking about yesterday.

So what do you think of this rendition of your OL? I’d used it as my avatar some time ago. And posted it on an earlier entry (What’s in a name?) Anyway, Rajesh, who sports Bhutan’s best ponytail, sketched this drawing while he was relaxing at Benez, reading a book and enjoying a cold Carlsberg. Pretty good, mo?

By the way Rajesh is a freelance artist. He uses a range of media including charcoal, watercolour, acrylic and oil to perform his magic. Yes, his work is that good. I’ve seen some of them. And what is Rajesh’s favourite form? Conceptual art (read what Wikipedia says about conceptual art)

Rajesh was a founding member-volunteer of Voluntary Artist Studio Thimphu. And he continues to offer free lessons to VAST’s children-members.