OPINION

How to avoid defamation

New Zealand barrister Steven Price has a 12-point checklist that’s especially useful for the unwary Defamation lawsuits, when they occur, are usually expensive, technical, drawn-out, stressful affairs. You are better off avoiding them if you can. So it makes sense to minimise the risks. You can do that by writing …

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Learn from Chuzagang

Every year, when the monsoon hits, Chuzagang is cut off from rest of the world. The rains, outrageous in nature and size, always soak and wash away temporary bridges that the villagers build over the infamous Mao River. Subsequent floods destroy the lone feeder road that connects the village with …

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A Prince is born, but a King is made

Did you know that the future of Bhutan is always better than that of the past? Did you also know that it is because each successive King is always better than His father? And, most importantly, did you know that it is because each successive King made His son always …

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Thriving Middlemen

Just like any other Bhutanese, I too feel helpless at this time of national crisis. Bhutan is battling with the forces of nature. And in the last few days, it is been hectic. I join the Bhutanese people in thanking our His Majesty for personally leading and monitoring the rescue …

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His Majesty’s Address at the RUB Convocation

Your parents, relatives, and friends would be very proud of what you have achieved. At your age, to have completed your studies is your personal accomplishment. Your knowledge and capabilities are a great asset for the nation. I congratulate you for your achievements. I am very happy to be among …

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When FIVE is more than FIVE HUNDRED

Bhutanese parents complain that our children are exposed to so much foreign content and that they might soon forget our own roots. Some parents also feel that their children respond well and better to stories that have Bhutanese characters and places in them. That’s why the need for more and …

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Our Growing Opportunity

Last week, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest ordered the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) to ‘temporarily’ suspend the import of beans and cauliflowers. Laboratory tests had confirmed that these vegetables contain pesticide beyond the permitted ‘limit’. This is heartening for many Bhutanese farmers. This is truly our …

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No School on Saturday

One regret I have from my childhood is not having spent enough time with my parents. I thought I would get all the time in the world to be with them once I finish my school. I didn’t see this coming. After school came college and then came my job …

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