OPINION

Communal joke on WeChat

The context of this post is the communal joke that was widely circulated on the badly abused social media platform, WeChat. Yes, WeChat has been already used as the launchpad for the three worst things to happen in Bhutanese social media which are leaking private movie clips, spreading hoaxes, and …

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BoIC’s perception problem

Though the main focus of the current debate around the Business Information and Opportunity Centre (BoIC) is on its legality, the main heart of the controversy around BoIC is political in nature. It is this political element that has brought up BoIC before discussions in the Parliament, where even its …

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Plastic Won’t Be a Problem in Bhutan

I n school we were told plastic was among the worst things that could pollute our environment because it would not disintegrate in 800 years, just say forever. It means the very first batch of plastic mankind produced, which was in 1862, hasn’t yet disappeared and in the last many …

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Our Road Crossing Culture

Our road crossing culture is a chaotic most of the time! And in the absence of traffic lights it is difficult for the pedestrians to know when exactly to cross a road, be it in the town or at certain sections of our roads. Sadly, zebra crossing is a highly …

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We need to introduce more festivals

Bhutan is known for many of rich and colorful festivals. Every Dzongkhag has its own Tshechu to celebrate and rejoice. And of course many tourists come to watch and experience many of these festivals. Today, in urban Bhutan, we perform mask dances to entertain tourists; I am not sure if …

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Honest Scooter

A few days ago I witnessed a disheartening incident at the Changlam square in Thimphu. There was a group of high school girls who hurriedly gathered along the pavement, craned their necks across the road and began laughing at something seemingly very funny. I got curious and walked a few …

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The Voice of Bhutanese Mothers

As I type these lines, I am watching a Bhutanese singing show: Drinchen Amai Sungkoed, the voice of Bhutanese mothers. Unlike the earlier Bhutanese reality shows, the current show engages Bhutanese women and is specifically aimed at developing their voice and personality. In Bhutan, the concept of women empowerment is …

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The Other side of the Argument

I have had the pleasure of meeting this person of high repute and since then I have been closely following him with great admiration and respect. And one day I run into another person. We happened to casually chitchat when he suddenly mentioned this. I was told that because I …

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My Adopted Sister

My childhood has been interesting. Everyone who knew me as a boy has unforgettable stories to share. From the outside they must have found it adventurous. But I have been trying to forget everything because there weren’t many beautiful moments I could cherish. I don’t want to be hateful. I want to …

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Money Matters and Success Factors

Preliminary Exam is the gateway to the most sought after career in the Civil Service in the country. And that’s why many graduates are trying all that they can do to crack this examination. That way they come a step closer to realizing that dream. Sadly, some graduates, however good …

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