OPINION

Why Business Process Outsourcing is not catching up in Bhutan?

‘Outsourcing’ is the catch word today in business circles. The swift and rapid proliferation of globalization and liberalization has revolutionalized global business as it is conducted today. There are some explicit reasons why Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the answer for many companies venturing into international business. The first objective …

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF INTELLECTUAL SNOBS

I will be candid: There exist few intellectuals but more than a few intellectual snobs. Who are they? Books, you name it and they have read it (As for me, I did not even have the patience to go through Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children.” I thought it was “too heavy …

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The greatest resource of all is still the human brain

Every so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I›ve always had the same answer: Taiwan.   “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask.Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has …

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Part-3 How RTI can help achieve GNH

6. Education This is another example of an area where the people and the government can work together, and make transparency legislation twice as powerful. Education is the fastest growing demand amongst most sections of society, but most especially amongst the weaker sections, and it is largely up to the …

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Part-2 How RTI can help achieve GNH

2. Time Use Transparency legislations compel government departments to proactively disclose information that is essential for the citizen. It also requires them to effectively make public new sIt would cut down the time taken to access government information and services, and lessen the wait for government to respond or take …

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How RTI Can Help Achieve GNH

Gross National Happiness (GNH) comprises four critical pillars: Good Governance, Culture, Economic Development and Environment. At a finer level, it has nine elements which further detail out these four pillars and add depth to the philosophy of GNH. These are Psychological Well-being; Time Use; Community Vitality; Culture; Health; Education; Environmental …

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Why the saga of flops?

  During a Task Force meeting at the Motion Picture Association of Bhutan in February, the General Secretary, Sherab Gyaltshen declared that 26 Bhutanese feature films were produced in 2011 alone, out which 18 of them flopped.  He added that 10 of the producers may never make films again. Since …

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The Archetypical Bhutanese Mother

Early this week, as the world celebrated the international women’s day, I was contemplating over my mother’s personal journey in life; a bed time story she would often tell us in the pre-television days. A story, I fervently believe now, many Bhutanese mothers of her generation share as well. The …

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Understanding to find a solution

The capital city last year saw a number of youth-related violence cases. From a school caretaker who was attacked to cops who were bashed up, and all the stabbing cases that followed, it seemed the youngsters involved in these activities were listening to a voice beyond reason, logic or sanity, …

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