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India’s Social-Media Lynch Mobs

NEW DELHI – Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a case …

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The Unemployment debate

The disastrous Brexit vote that saw Britain exiting the European Union, was fueled due to long standing- but incorrect perceptions. One, was that Britain had no control over immigration and huge numbers were coming in, which was not true. The other was that Britain was losing more to the EU …

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The State of the Nation

The conventional political punditry these days places the current PDP government as a strong contender for the 2018 elections. This has nothing to do with the party being the incumbent government which, in fact, is a disadvantage- given the high level of anti-incumbency in Bhutanese politics. The party and its …

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The price of land

Land has always been highly priced in Thimphu, and prices seem to be now reaching record levels. On one hand, increasing land rates in Thimphu is one of the best indicators that the Bhutanese economy is doing well, as most of the buyers are from the business community. Land prices …

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A higher calling called RIGSS

The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) has trained more than 800 participants from various establishments over the last five years, and it is reassuring that the numbers will only swell hereafter. My enrollment with RIGSS has been a dream come true in every sense of the word. …

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