The 13th session of Bhutan Dialogue was held on 13 December 2018 with Dorji Dhradhul as the guest speaker.
Dhradhul, the Dzongda (Governer) of Gasa Dzongkhag since April 2015, is
a writer, a Desuup (Guardian of Peace) and a social worker among other
things in his professional career that spans over 20 years.
completed his Masters of Science (Agriculture Extension) from the
University of Reading, United Kingdom and studied at Peridiniya
University in Sri Lanka for his undergraduate studies in Baclelor of
Science (Agriculture). He has worked at various capacities in areas of
agriculture research, policy and development. agriculture marketing and
cooperatives before he was appointed as the Gasa Dzongda in 2015.
is also a writer and has published numerous articles in Kuensel and
research papers. He also authored ‘Escapades Awakenings’ – a novel that
presents a uniquely different take on life in Bhutan, moving beyond the
clichéd descriptions and traditional tales to lift the veil of misty
romanticism and offer a glimpse into the stark realities of its
You can watch the entire conversation on YouTube and listen to the podcast audio below: