July 10, 2016
The hills will soon be alive with the sound of music – and words. Mountain Echoes, the three-day literary festival which opens in Thimpu, Bhutan, on August 26, will this year feature writers such as Amitav Ghosh ( in pic) and Pico Iyer. Also among the participants will be Tabu – who played Ghazala, alias Gertrude, in Haider, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Hamlet in Kashmir. The music will be provided by Indian Ocean, the band from Delhi. Bhutan’s happiness index is likely to go up a few notches.