OPINION

Children of a Lesser God

Dago Dem her daughter and granddaughters

A beautiful Sunday just can’t be wasted by being a couch potato. A Sunday in the field makes your day worthwhile if you get there with a purpose. And our purpose was to take basic foodstuffs, clothing and shoes to some people at Khariphu village in Khasadrapchu, Thimphu living below …

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The Judicial Code of Conduct

From the Judicial Service Act The Supreme Court has come up with the Judicial Accountability Guidelines (see main story on pg 1) where Drangpons at all levels can be censured, suspended and even removed for violating the Judicial Code of Conduct. This educational article lists out the Judicial Code of …

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Rural Japan depopulation: A lesson for Bhutan

Conventionally, factors such as lack of basic amenities, poor road connection, increasing human-wildlife conflict, limited job scope and market accessibility are some of the common reasons for rural depopulation. These factors can also be rightfully cited for Bhutan’s increasing rural and urban migration. However, this is not the same case …

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Doma causes cancer

Eating Doma is habit passed down from centuries and still honored as part of our tradition and honored custom in every important ceremony in the country. Doma Pani, therefore, is a well heard and shared phrase among Bhutanese. Offering Doma is part of the traditional offering during the auspicious Zhugdrel …

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Doma causes cancer

Eating Doma is habit passed down from centuries and still honored as part of our tradition and honored custom in every important ceremony in the country. Doma Pani, therefore, is a well heard and shared phrase among Bhutanese. Offering Doma is part of the traditional offering during the auspicious Zhugdrel …

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‘My Truth – I relapsed’

I hope all my recovering friends will agree the cornerstones of recovery are honesty, accountability and responsibility. I have had 10 years of recovery based on those very fundamental recovery keystones. And today my conscious won’t be clear if I still keep on mitigating my lapses and say nothing about …

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My King, My Country, My people

I have never really left my country. And I never will. I still try my best to promote tourism, His Majesty’s vision and uphold the constitution. It’s sad, how the widely read international mainstream newspapers and televised posts of highly reputed and intelligent public figures are causing a dent in …

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A perspective on the DANTAK signboard

First off, there can be no two ways about it. Any foreign agency in Bhutan should have enough sensitivity to not build signboards inside Bhutan welcoming people into their own country. This is especially an issue if the signboard is at a prominent location like the gate just outside Paro …

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Understanding Bhutan’s rank as the 27th cleanest country

The Transparency –Corruption Perception Index  2016 ranked Bhutan as 27th cleanest country with a score of 65 (from a scale of 0-100 where 0 equals the highest level of perceived corruption and 100 equals the lowest level of perceived corruption). In comparison to TI-CPI 2015, Bhutan’s position and score has …

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