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Stopping Bhutan from heading the Mass Tourism way

Darjeeling was known as the Queen of the Hills in India and was famous world over, especially in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 70’s and a lot of Bollywood movies were shot there. Bhutan was not as well known and became a late entrant in the world of tourism. With no …

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Are Bhutanese lives cheap?

The BEO or Japan case has mainly been discussed in terms of contractual obligations and their violations, and the financial implications. However, the human toll brought out by students and parents in this paper, last week, gave pause for thought. Two dead, one in coma, 30 plus with Tuberculosis, two …

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Regional analysis of press freedom in 2019

Of all the world’s regions, it is the Americas (North and South) that has suffered the greatest deterioration (3.6 percent) in its regional score measuring the level of press freedom constraints and violations. This was not just due to the poor performance of the United States, Brazil and Venezuela. Nicaragua (114th) fell 24 places, one …

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Pay hike and public service

Nothing will get a civil servant as worked up as a pay commission report. With their dominance of the social media and their consumption of the media, their voices will be heard, loud and clear. Back this up with the fact that they form a sizeable and influential voting block, …

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Global Silence on China’s Gulag

For more than two years, China has waged a campaign of unparalleled repression against its Islamic minorities, incarcerating an estimated one-sixth of the adult Muslim population of the Xinjiang region at one point or another. Yet, with the exception of a recent tweet from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on China to …

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Vanishing residential areas

The Thimphu Structure Plan has clearly outlined residential areas where apart from some small shops, not much commercial activity is allowed. However, the Thimphu Thromde, since 2016, decided to allow a great degree and level of commercial activity in these areas- including buildings hotels and service apartments for tourists, by …

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