ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).
In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).
We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.
We thank all our readers. Tashi Delek, Boaz & Galit.
Friday, April 13, 2012
"Who are they to tell us we're happy?"
The small country of Israel was recently ranked 14th in first World Happiness Report, making it the happiest Asian country on the list. This ranking surprised many Israelis. One of the unhappy Israelis was popular blogger, author and literary editor Benny Ziffer, who shared his thoughts on the subject in his weekly column, naming his sarcastic piece Who are they to tell us we're happy?
In his column, Mr. Ziffer describes a fictional meeting between him and Mr. Happiness. Read the full piece.