OPINION

The Expressway Again

The Expressway has been in the news for some time now for its dividers, dangers, over speeding and pedestrians crossing any where they like. Many of the problems of the expressway were originally created by not properly planning, studying and consulting before its construction. The solutions of today being implemented …

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RUB and need for scholarships

Sometime back, may be a month or two ago, the media announced the availability of the post of Vice Chancellor for the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). Interested eligible candidates were invited to apply for the post. We now assume that the university will soon have more vibrant replacement. The …

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Has the Bhutanese Press gone quiet?

In a democracy, all institutions – whether formal or informal including the Press are accountable to the public, as all of them claim to represent or uphold public interest. The press, unlike political parties, cannot be beholden or susceptible to every whim and fancy of public opinion, but it also …

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Unsafe archery ranges

The latest incident of an eleven year old boy being pierced by a stray arrow at an archery range in Haa, once again highlights an increasing number of innocent bystanders regularly falling victims to such ‘accidents’. Even though the cases being reported in the media are on the rise, the …

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Unsafe archery ranges

The latest incident of an eleven year old boy being pierced by a stray arrow at an archery range in Haa, once again highlights an increasing number of innocent bystanders regularly falling victims to such ‘accidents’. Even though the cases being reported in the media are on the rise, the …

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Monsoon woes

As the monsoon season has started urban areas across Bhutan show all their inadequacies in full glory. While in places like Thimphu roads get flooded and sewers get choked the less said about Phuentsholing and other urban centers the better. However, considering that Thimphu Thromde is generally the best funded …

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Bhutan’s insensitive MPs

There is no doubt that Bhutan is facing an unprecedented economic crisis caused by the rupee shortage and credit crunch resulting in a shrinking economy and private sector and the strong austerity measures in place. The unemployment rate is also on the increase as companies are either not hiring or …

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Understanding PM Narendra Modi and the new India

Ever since Mr Narendra Modi convincingly led the BJP to a spectacular 282 seats victory in the 2014 General Elections, there has been much speculation, guesswork and research done in various foreign capitals around the world on the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy and an emerging super power. …

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dzongsar jamyang khyentse rinpoche and the Great translation

It is delightful to know that a Bhutanese Lama is heading a team of Buddhist scholars to translate the Buddhist Canon or Kangyur into English. This is, of course, a globally colossal task indeed! The Bhutanese Lama is none other than the internationally renowned Bhutanese Buddhist master, His Eminence Dzongsar …

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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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