OPINION

A higher calling called RIGSS

The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) has trained more than 800 participants from various establishments over the last five years, and it is reassuring that the numbers will only swell hereafter. My enrollment with RIGSS has been a dream come true in every sense of the word. …

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Some thoughts on the upcoming 2018 polls

Keep it real As the 2018 polls come around the corner, I can understand that politicians will want to give it their all. However, they should avoid setting impossibly high standards of piety or overnight development, and in the process raise unrealistic expectations. Democracy is not a silver bullet to …

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Looking Around

Kindness is the glue that holds Bhutanese society together. In an often hostile world, we revel in the traditions and glories of this beautiful country. It is a special place in so many ways. As a resident of Thimphu, and a long time observer of Bhutan and the Bhutanese, I …

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Bedside Toilet- Dignity and Desperation

Bedside Toilet Borrowing program was created at Bhutan Toilet Org in 2017, almost accidentally. We had four units of portable potty, which were bought to be used as guest toilets during Highland Festival in Laya, but after realising that the potties wouldn’t be suitable for huge public events we kept them …

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Why Is Bangladesh Booming?

NEW YORK – Bangladesh has become one of Asia’s most remarkable and unexpected success stories in recent years. Once one of the poorest regions of Pakistan, Bangladesh remained an economic basket case – wracked by poverty and famine – for many years after independence in 1971. In fact, by 2006, …

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How Press Freedom Is Won

ACCRA – Every year on May 3 – World Press Freedom Day – news producers and consumers pause to reflect on the state of global media. This year, as journalists and government officials gather in Ghana for the event’s 25th observance, attention will turn to the myriad pressures and challenges confronting the profession …

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