OPINION

The Happiness of Art

The Art of the Venue Mojo Park A “venue” is defined as “the place where something hap-pens”. A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. Hap¬penings occur anywhere and are often multi-disciplinary, with a non-linear narrative and the active participation of …

Read More »

The Happiness of Art

Drupka Kinley I have been greatly inspired by the life and wisdom of Drupka Kinley. I attended Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche two days teaching in Thimphu about the songs and poems of Drupka Kinley entitled “Outrageousness and Elegance”. It was a profound teaching by Rinpoche in his usual skillful way. For …

Read More »

The Happiness of Art

FOLLOWING THE ART SCENE IN BHUTAN “Vara – A Blessing” A Film by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinoche This past weekend I had the honor of watching the première of Khyentse Rinpoche’s Film – Vara and it was indeed “ a blessing” on so many levels. I believe the first blessing that I received from …

Read More »

Worried for the Media

As a citizen of a young democracy I am very concerned to hear that most private media houses are contemplating to close down soon. Initially given Bhutan’s underdeveloped stage in from the 1960’s to 1990’s our government needed the media to perform basic developmental activities like informing the public of …

Read More »

The Rupee Crisis Macroeconomic causes and cures (Part 2 of 5)

Depending on the marginal propensity to import, Nu 2.9 may finally result in substantial INR equivalent requirement as a creditor converts her Nu holding into INR for import purposes. For example, if marginal propensity to import is 0.63, as my rough estimation show, an increase in gross national disposable income …

Read More »

Let the former prime Minister resign in peace

Off late most media houses have been speculating on the resignation of the former Prime Minister ex-Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley who is also the DPT President. The media speculation has come about because of the Speaker’s office raising various legal and other doubts ranging from interpretation of the National Assembly …

Read More »

The great domestic electricity tariff debate

This is with regard to the article titled “DHI does not expect electricity tariffs to increase beyond 15%” which was published on the 27 July 2013 issue of The Bhutanese sent in by DHI. The article is very misleading and it has created more misunderstanding within the minds of the …

Read More »

Both DPT & PDP must make realistic goals.

DPT and PDP can both address the issue of employment in a more realistic way by exploring the opportunities abroad & within the country. They can look for ways to enhance new ideas and scope of skills training that can be in demand even aboard. These are some of the …

Read More »

The Real Power Picture

This is with reference to the letter from Mr. S Dorji, Changangkha titled ‘Tariff Hike to Hit Ordinary Consumers Hard’ regarding power tariffs wherein he states that, “The stand taken by the owner of BPC on this issue, the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), has also been extremely disappointing.” Though …

Read More »