OPINION

Unfairer than Exam

Exams are already unfair enough in measuring the worth of a child and this big wide world couldn’t yet find a wiser way. Now imagine teachers committing mistakes in either correcting answers or in calculating marks. This is not an assumption, it happens often because one teacher has to deal …

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The history of Dzongkha Braille

I. The Need: The saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention” is apt here in the history of the development of Dzongkha Braille writing system for visually impaired learners of Bhutan. It was back in early 1980s when I began my teaching career in the then School for the Blind …

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In need of political parties with different characteristics

To see a proliferation of aspiring political parties is exciting. Four different groups of people coming together to form political parties in a small society like ours shows that the political consciousness is growing. It is a welcome sign, especially, given the short span of time since Bhutan embraced democracy …

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The Inner Search in Schools

When Meditation was first introduced in schools a few years ago, it was received with good humor. Students found it funny in the beginning and boring gradually. Most teachers never believed in it and some believers soon forgot it. I never really understood why this was happening. But I tried …

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Dropping down the list

I wonder if Dasho Karma Ura, Sonam Gyamtsho,  Lyonchhen Jigme Yoser Thinley, Dr Saamdu Chettri happened to catch this article, ‘Bhutan drops six places in business ease index’, and the overwhelming implications it has for Bhutan or the Bhutanese people.  The irony and paradox of this article appearing just a few …

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Evolution of Bhutanese Democracy –Part 1

Phub Wangdi pursuing his studies in Australia gives his take on Bhutanese Democracy so far As the 2013 elections draw near, the country is embroiled in a tumultuous wave of gossip and speculation about everything from ‘scams’ to corruption to political gamesmanship and horse-trading. A sense of enthusiasm and edginess …

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Saving our Dzongs and Lhakhangs from Fire

Haa Dzongrab Jamba Tsheten, takes a historical look at how fire has ravaged our important heritage sites and suggests some practical and workable solutions to prevent such further disasters Our country is endowed with a very rich cultural diversity handed down our forefathers. This heritage is losing its battle to …

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