OPINION

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The enigmatic Bhutanese voter

An everyday Bhutanese is for the most part simple, and does not require codified language or tact to be demystified or clearly understood. That’s generally speaking, about a person’s daily routines, his or her likings and to a certain extent whether the person is a true Manchester fan or a …

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A macho upper house, not entirely a good deal

The outcomes of the recently concluded National Council (NC) elections have been a fairly sound and comforting bases for the second round ‘successfully-conducted’ by the Election Commission (ECB). It has in the process ensured general thoroughfare for the young Bhutanese Democracy, in terms of its growth and health. Still, and …

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