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Birding in a Gho

Bhutan’s national dress comes with deep pockets and the joy of discovery.  
Birding in A Gho
Illustration by: Rohan Chakravarty

Bhutan is a birder’s paradise. Amongst its many avian residents, illustrator Rohan Chakravarty spots elusive species such as the white-bellied heron, blood pheasant and the Himalayan monal. Gulping in lungfuls of therapeutic air and belly brimming with soul food, he returns with tales of the gho‘s (Bhutan’s national dress’) deep pockets, and other delights.

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Illustration by: Rohan Chakravarty

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Illustration by: Rohan Chakravarty

  • Rohan Chakravarty is a cartoonist, illustrator and animation designer from Nagpur and the creator of Green Humour, a series of cartoons on wildlife and conservation ( He has been awarded by the UNDP, Sanctuary Asia, and WWF International, among others. Rohan is notorious for rolling up into a ball like a pangolin to avoid answering the phone or meeting people.

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