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Bhutan’s Aspirational New Generation Searches for Jobs

In the bustling marketplace of the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu, a group of youngsters laugh and joke as they play a game of cards outside a karaoke bar – one of the few entertainment options Bhutan has permitted. Dressed in trendy t-shirts and figure-hugging jeans instead of the traditional loose robe called a “gho,” these men in their early twenties have plenty of time on their hands. After finishing high school, most of them have been waiting for several years for either a job or a seat in...

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