OPINION

RTI in Bhutan: not the end but the beginning

Sangay Khandu An intent to introduce the RTI Bill along with a draft was submitted to Honorable Thrizin on March 16, 2012 for debate in the 9th session of Parliament and subsequently distributed to all other Honorable Members of the National Council. The Honorable Chairperson then forwarded the draft to the Legislative Committee for comments. …

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Pseudo Gomchens begging at set-rates

Begging ‘in The Name’… is common place everywhere, I suppose. Elsewhere they do it neatly dressed all prim and proper, in properly designated locations, some do it under huge and well established banners, the flagship of which you submit-to graciously, and you are compelled to give till it hurts. Back …

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Youth voilence: Multi-party approach to addressing the issue – Part 2

(2) Mass participation in educational programs for wholesome development   Educational programs such as scouting, dancing, sports, culture, cleaning campaign, community policing, so on are organized for wholesome development of students at all levels. One of the objectives for organizing these activities is to engage students so that they keep …

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A lesson from Maldives

We do not pay much attention to events happening in countries like Maldives. It is so far away and we really do not have much to do with it! However, I find an instructive lesson to be learnt from recent political crisis that has engulfed this small island nation with …

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Carbon neutral-but at what cost?

Bhutan made a declaration of remaining carbon neutral in the Convention of Parties (CoP) 15 at Copenhagen, Denmark. This step is bold for a small Least Developed Country (LDC) like Bhutan but this leaves us with a question: Does this step put a cap on our developmental activities? Instances of …

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In Celebration of Teachers

Today, on teachers’ day as I sit and reminisce on my life as a teacher, I remember my teaching journey with candid details. It’s been an arduous one, riveted with painful pit stops and bouts of accelerated exhilaration. I’ve had moments of eureka outbursts and also plenty of Suppandi shy …

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Bhutan and GNH : from the sidelines to the centre

I believe when faced with a problem or a challenge, one can truly understand one’s capability. Our most recent problem, the rupee crisis, as has come to be known, is one such challenge and I hope, collectively we can prevail and grow stronger through it. Recently the Government decided to address …

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