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Doma causes cancer

Eating Doma is habit passed down from centuries and still honored as part of our tradition and honored custom in every important ceremony in the country. Doma Pani, therefore, is a well heard and shared phrase among Bhutanese. Offering Doma is part of the traditional offering during the auspicious Zhugdrel …

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Doma causes cancer

Eating Doma is habit passed down from centuries and still honored as part of our tradition and honored custom in every important ceremony in the country. Doma Pani, therefore, is a well heard and shared phrase among Bhutanese. Offering Doma is part of the traditional offering during the auspicious Zhugdrel …

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‘My Truth – I relapsed’

I hope all my recovering friends will agree the cornerstones of recovery are honesty, accountability and responsibility. I have had 10 years of recovery based on those very fundamental recovery keystones. And today my conscious won’t be clear if I still keep on mitigating my lapses and say nothing about …

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Hydro delays

The old proverb – ‘A stitch in time saves nine,’ is what Bhutan’s hydropower sector has ignored for a while, especially in the construction of the vital Punatsangchu I and II projects. In the early days of P I when the PHPA proposed a change in the dam location for …

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My King, My Country, My people

I have never really left my country. And I never will. I still try my best to promote tourism, His Majesty’s vision and uphold the constitution. It’s sad, how the widely read international mainstream newspapers and televised posts of highly reputed and intelligent public figures are causing a dent in …

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Social media revolutionaries 

The past few weeks has witnessed some of the most disgusting and distressing behavior on the social media, where all boundaries of decency and good sense have been crossed. Bhutanese have been hacking and chopping away at each other using their phones and keyboards, and in the process even harming …

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A perspective on the DANTAK signboard

First off, there can be no two ways about it. Any foreign agency in Bhutan should have enough sensitivity to not build signboards inside Bhutan welcoming people into their own country. This is especially an issue if the signboard is at a prominent location like the gate just outside Paro …

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Powerless Diplomacy

When Prime Minister Modi first came into office, he made his first international visit to Bhutan which was soon followed by a visit to Nepal. This was accompanied with a warming of ties with Bangladesh. The result of such diplomatic efforts resulted in more understanding between the four countries within …

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