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Married to Bhutan

Monday, August 15, 2011

Linda Leaming talks about traveling though South Asia and finding an unexpected path to happiness and enlightenment. In her memoir Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said “I Do,” and Found Bliss, she offers a rare glimpse into the quirky mountain kingdom, which is so different from the super-efficient, striving Western world.

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Linda Leaming

Comments [8]

NA from United States

No wonder it's a Chetri who is commenting here. Bhutan has its own history with those Nepalese refugees, actually not "refugees" but they be best called antagonistic aliens who refused the ethical governmental policies;rather ordering a separate law and order just for that group of people. Now, you tell me.. how can a tiny bit of a kingdom just like Bhutan handle a dichotomized social, political, and economic law and order? Social stratification is not what Bhutan deemed for. It was the unmoral act of the group itself. The government had no choice. History can speak for that, none can explain; only if history could talk, the world would know what, who, and how things started.

Apr. 30 2012 03:13 AM
Shyam Chettri from Bhutan

Dear Jeff from New York,
Nonsense comment. Pls know the hidden fact and post. 40,000 Nepalese Bhutanese reached USA by honour invitation and shortly gtg citizenship-do you know?Apply Bhutanese citizenship, you may be on the line to get and later deport like Mexican from USA. Few Apes looking like you are still in Bhutan and comment like you.
S.Chettri
Thimphu Bhutan

Aug. 17 2011 12:09 AM
Jeff from New York

Attention: Amy from Manhattan, New York.

The article about the Nepales immigrants is not true. These people entered Bhutan like the Maxican in the United States. Nepales are the trouble creaters in their own country and in the neighboring countries as well.

Firstly they do not look like Bhutanese. For them Bhutan is like a heaven. In other words, America is like a heaven for the immigrants around the world. Bhutan belongs to the Bhutanese and America belongs to the immigrants!!! Bhutan do not belong to the Nepales.

If the United States deports all the illegal Maxican immigrants .... Are you going to consider them as American refugee?

Aug. 16 2011 01:02 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Most of the people I'm hearing right now on the current segment of "The World" would disagree w/Ms. Leaming's description of Bhutan (http://www.theworld.org/2011/08/nepalese-immigrants-look-for-a-home/). Maybe Leonard's show could take a look at this side of the story too.

Aug. 15 2011 03:30 PM
Rick

Her husband's reaction to the nutcracker is troubling. Is passive aggressiveness the key to happiness?

Aug. 15 2011 01:01 PM
Mike

She would make a great guide for Anthony Bordain if he does a no reservations in Bhutan

Aug. 15 2011 12:57 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

I'm having trouble following her train of thought.

Aug. 15 2011 12:56 PM

This whole memoir sounds like "Lost Horizon" (a tale that seems as relevant today as it did in the thirties). What is the altitude, and does that affect Westerners?

Aug. 15 2011 12:50 PM

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