Sorry State of Lhakhang Karpo and Merciful Ap Chundu

Haa doesn’t have a Dzong, Lhakhang Karpo is still on the ground, Prime Minister is from Haa, Foreign Minister is in court, and wrathful Ap Chundu is still merciful. Who cares about a Dzongda using the Dzongkhag DCM for private purposes? In fact we always thought higher officials could do that because they have always done that. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorji More...

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By tb admin On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Bumchu Talozam and the Spiritually Copyrighted Songs

First, congratulations to Au Kencho Wangdi for successfully running four seasons of Druk Super Star singing contests and discovering many national treasures. I wish him health, knowing he has all the other factors More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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What Can Bhutan Learn From the Nepal Earthquake?

The Earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015 measuring 7.9 magnitude almost flattened the populated city of Kathmandu. As I watched the news unfold on TV, the Death toll rose swiftly as bodies were dug out of endless More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Teachers and how much they really matter to us

The entire nation celebrated Teachers’ Day on 2nd May two weeks ago. I take this opportunity to pay my tribute and offer my humble prayers to all the teachers across the nation. What I am today is the clear fruition More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Bhutan and India: Evolving Ties in Changing Times (Part 3)

Role of Media The Role of Media in South Asian diplomacy is not very different from the role of media in any country when it comes to national issues. When it comes to foreign policy issues, the South Asian media More...

By The Bhutanese On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Simple Rules Bhutanese Break Every Day

More often than not we see people smoking in a room where there is ‘No Smoking’ written in bold, a car parked right on the ‘No Parking’ space, people talking aloud in the area where it’s clearly written More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Bhutan and India: Evolving Ties in Changing Times (Part 2)

Significance of Modi’s Visit to Bhutan Two significant diplomatic events took place soon after the BJP-led NDA government was elected to power in 2014. Both events signaled the diplomatic intent of the new NDA More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Our Outdated towns

BBC was showing a video of a street in London shot over hundred years ago and they were amazed at the architectural farsightedness of their ancestors, that even after a hundred years they didn’t have to change More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Bhutan and India: Evolving Ties in Changing Times (Part 1)

Hydropower Development Bhutan has a total hydro power capacity of 30,000 MW, and an economically viable total capacity of 23,760 MW, of which 1,400 MW has been built. A major development in the Bhutan-India hydropower More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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The Best Public Toilet in the Country

If something is not good enough, go and change it. If you can’t change it, seek help but change it. It was my turn to design a social service activity yesterday afternoon at the Royal Academy. My team knew I would More...