OPINION

Millennials and Youths as vessels for Buddhism in Bhutan?

Bhutan as a state has undergone dramatic changes in less than a decade. We have transited to democratic constitutional monarchy in a most peaceful manner under the glorious reign of His Majesty The Fourth King and His Majesty The King. Generally, it is quite difficult to remain optimistic in the …

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What’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”?

It’s been a long and unforgivingly wet summer! Now, our wet roads are drying up. Our swollen rivers are subsiding. Our muddy footpaths are solidifying. Potholes are finally giving us true pictures of how deep they are as the water in them dry up. And our biggest fear now is …

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Thailand in grief

A few days ago, I was in Thailand, a land fondly known to its people as “The Land of Smiles”. But quite surprisingly, this country of smile and joy was undergoing the feeling of great loss, pain and collective numbness. For their “Great Father”, their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed …

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How to make time for reading

Four summers ago, I made a pledge to read 55 books by Fall 2016. I love books and I cannot deny it. Not only did I beat the challenge but completed 67 books.  This is the only achievement I am proud of! Just like everyone else, I had a busy work …

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Allow voters to vote with CID cards

A resounding success. Everyone agrees. Congratulations to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and all the hard working people behind the Second Local Government Election. Being able to select local leaders in 205 gewogs and some 1200 plus chiwogs is no small feat and yet ECB had done it with …

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Problems with Thimphu Waste Collection System

We truly commend Thimphu Thromde Team and the Private Waste Collection Companies for the efforts and their initiatives. As far as we understand, Thimphu is one of the few Asian cities where Waste Segregation at Source is implemented. For that matter, even some European and American cities do not have …

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Beware of Internet Hoaxes

Over the past few years, the internet has been flooded with various hoaxes that can be easily construed as true by gullible readers. In the modern era of information overload, it is increasingly becoming difficult for us to sort out  fake information from the hoaxes. Most of the internet hoaxes …

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Impact of Mass Tourism on Host Destinations

The rapid growth of tourism has increased economic, environmental and social effects. Recently the attention has concentrated on the economic impacts and not on the environmental and social consequences of tourism. Tourism, both international and domestic, brings consequences and has an impact on tourist destinations. Economic Impact One of the …

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Answering a Social Troll – What You Need to Know

Before dancing hamsters, pot-stirring Internet trolls were sowing discord and starting flame wars on early message boards. More recently, the rise of social media has given them one more platform on which to troll the Internet masses. If you think you are being trolled, check out these tips for spotting and …

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How to avoid defamation

New Zealand barrister Steven Price has a 12-point checklist that’s especially useful for the unwary Defamation lawsuits, when they occur, are usually expensive, technical, drawn-out, stressful affairs. You are better off avoiding them if you can. So it makes sense to minimise the risks. You can do that by writing …

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