Bhutan - generation in transition (17/88)

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18-year-old singer and dancer, Yeshey in New Lee Drayang and Throkhang dance bar in Thimphu, Bhutan. She has been working in the bar for a year and makes an average of 700 NU (18 USD) a day, but constantly has to deal with misbehaviour by the visiting teenagers and young men. The money she earns supports her family of four sisters and a brother. Television and the internet have been accessible only since 1999 in Bhutan, and were introduced despite widespread fears that their "controversial" content such as fashion shows, western music, wrestling, and pornography, could destroy the kingdom's traditional way of life based on unique Buddhist principles. Sanjit Das/Panos
18-year-old singer and dancer, Yeshey in New Lee Drayang and Throkhang dance bar in Thimphu, Bhutan. She has been working in the bar for a year and makes an average of 700 NU (18 USD) a day, but constantly has to deal with misbehaviour by the visiting teenagers and young men. The money she earns supports her family of four sisters and a brother. Television and the internet have been accessible only since 1999 in Bhutan, and were introduced despite widespread fears that their...
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