Tag Archives: Politics

Will MPs wear their Kabney after retirement ?

To a lay man, the kabney and patang signify rank, power and authority, but with great power comes greater responsibility. With 2013 nearing a question coming up is that should ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) be allowed to wear official kabneys once their tenure ends? In what comes as …

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Will MPs wear their Kabney after retirement ?

To a lay man, the kabney and patang signify rank, power and authority, but with great power comes greater responsibility. With 2013 nearing a question coming up is that should ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) be allowed to wear official kabneys once their tenure ends? In what comes as …

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To part or partner with party workers?

The need for party workers is being debated by political parties in the fray although the majority of them are of the opinion that there are two sides to the coin. According to co-authors Gyembo Sithey and Dr. Tandin Dorji of Drukyul Decides, party workers played a complicated role in …

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Understanding Young Bhutan

Bhutanese youth are having a significant impact on various aspect of our society, media, culture, politics, economy and etc but still are a misunderstood lot. The media as an example is one institution where the average age of most journalists is under 25 with even senior editors in their early 30’s or late …

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Nepotism – a rampant and spreading social evil

“Nepotism” is a word much talked about in Bhutanese circles. I have never experienced it myself though I have heard about it and seen a few cases myself. To share an incident which I witnessed, I had gone to the hospital with a friend of mine to meet her grandmother …

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Intolerance speaks

 Gross National un-Happiness It has been four years since 2012 and there is now a growing concern about the path that Bhutanese democracy is taking. This is especially so as constitutional bodies and the media is coming under increasing pressure from an increasingly sensitive government. The latest example is statements …

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