OPINION

Name-Changing Syndrome

How does changing a name help anything? Of course there is a traditional rural belief that when a child is sick for a long time changing the child’s name helps. Often the child ends up with better health and a very funny name. But what about an institution’s name? I …

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A Reading Society

His Majesty the King of Bhutan has officially declared 2015 as the National Reading Year in the country. It is exciting and an appropriate year to mark Reading Year dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s 60th Birth Anniversary. And the event has inspired many schools in the country …

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New generation of Bhutanese Entrepreneurs

And until we stop importing so much goods and services from India, we won’t be able to solve the Indian Rupee shortage that we face today. Given the small population that we have compared to one of the most populated countries on the planet, it is both a blessing and …

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Being safe and responsible on Social Media

Imagine each one of us having a newspaper of our own to write about everything we do, everything thing we like, and about people we love. Imagine your own TV Channel to broadcast your family shows and your own music videos or a radio station on which you are the …

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More Counselors needed

And finally it happened. I must say that it was by far the most attended Bloggers Meet. In the past we had bloggers agree to attend and cancel at the very last minute. But on June 24, 2015 – almost 100% of bloggers, who confirmed came. I would like to …

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108 Trees in a Lifetime for Citizenship

Bhutan’s first ever Guinness World Record ‘Most Trees Planted in an Hour’ made a statement of our relation with trees. Perhaps it must be one of the most meaningful records ever set, and coming from a small nation like ours is a matter of huge pride. To make it the …

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The Prize and Price of a Town

The idea of having a town in the first place is to have steady development and progress in that locality. It is also understood that having a municipal authority is to ensure that we have adequate and required facilities and infrastructures in place for those who live and work there. …

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Portable Toilet

Last month I finally met Lavish Madiya with whom I had shared my aspirations of bringing home prefab toilets. In fact we met online because of my very interest in toilets. He has just ventured out to produce exactly the thing I wanted, just some 30 km away from our …

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Poor Kerosene service

One winter weekend my family had to pay a hefty price for my complacency. They braved two cold winter mornings and evenings without a warm heater. It was difficult for the electric heaters to maintain the same warmth that the Korean kerosene heaters provide. But without crude oil, our heater …

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