OPINION

On Teachers day

As a country steeped in tradition and culture our idea of teachers is not only in the western concept of a Teacher being an educator but we have also assigned additional roles like authority figure, absentee parent, etc. But how much of life lessons, moral lessons and parental care can …

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No drinking water

‘Lies, damn lies and statistics,’ is a saying that would be apt to the supposedly high coverage of drinking water in urban and rural areas in figures shared by government agencies both in the Dzongkhags and in Thimphu. The new government should carry out a detailed and honest assessment of …

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Wild traffic in Bhutan

The two most frustrating parts for most office going people are mornings and evenings while driving to work and back. This is not to say that we are a saintly crowd for we sure do have our offenders but it is nothing in comparison to the hall of shame of …

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Bhutan is still in a financial dilemma

I n spite of generating huge tariff from the hydro power plants as well as receiving handsome grants from the neighboring countries, the country is still suffocating in managing its financial accounts. It’s all happening due to the failure of managing the capital accounts together with current accounts for the …

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The true face of poverty

I f anyone in the country understands what poverty is, then it is the family living in a ramshackle hut in the far corner of the country. A family that finds solace in a temporary structure barely enough to shield them from the natural elements. The roof of the hut …

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Expressway to Crazyway

I f you want to see one of planet earth’s biggest transportation muck ups please do visit the Thimphu Expressway. The latest sight and sounds is of young teenagers taking part in an annual traffic nightmare of running up and down the Expressway mistaking it for a jogging track. If …

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Remodeling of Education Loan

Education loan must be remodeled to suite the nations demand. Right now the National Pension & Provident Fund is providing Education Loan based on stringent norms and is totally targeted towards facilitation of income base thereby resulting in sharing bonus out of PF member’s fund for the operational staff only. …

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The Happiness of Art

Following the Art Scene in Bhutan By Aine Carey The Art of History The History of Bhutan Karma Phuntsho’s History of Bhutan seems incredibly foreboding at first glance, much like the history of the country and region it tackles. The author writes; “setting about to write the first complete history of …

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The Happiness of Art

Following the Art Scene in Bhutan by Aine Carey NAZHONEN EXPRESS They say that when you travel you experience new things that ultimately help you to find yourself, which is the goal of the artist and the mystic. There is a series on BBS – 2 called NAZHO¬NEN EXPRESS that …

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The Bhutanese completes two years

Launched on the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King’s birthday on February 21, 2012 The Bhutanese has completed two years as a national newspaper. The paper was the first in Bhutan to publish its Editorial Policy and the names of the owners. The vision and mission of the paper …

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