The kitchen will be your fridge

When I first arrived in Bhutan to work for the Centre for Bhutanese Studies (CBS), they couldn’t find me any accommodation. In the meantime, they suggested the Thimphu Hotel, a cheap, loud and cheerful place that looked down on the only traffic island in the entire kingdom, from where I could see the dancing traffic cop in his painted box being completely More...

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By The Bhutanese On Friday, October 17th, 2014

Remembering a Renaissance Man: A personal tribute to Dasho Shingkhar Lam

Photo courtesy : Kunzang ThinleyMy first memory of Dasho Shingkhar Lam Kunzang Wangchuk is from 1982 when I was a young boy. The community of Ura was renovating the village temple and building a colossal statue More...

By tb admin On Friday, September 26th, 2014

India’s Solar FIT (Feed-in-Tariff) policy has potential scope for expansion into SAARC

Bhutan & Nepal can be First beneficiaries as Hydropower & Solar make the perfect hybrid power trading portfolio for Himalayan region especially Bhutan and Nepal. While, Hydropower offers great potential More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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The Expressway Again

The Expressway has been in the news for some time now for its dividers, dangers, over speeding and pedestrians crossing any where they like. Many of the problems of the expressway were originally created by not More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, August 15th, 2014

RUB and need for scholarships

Sometime back, may be a month or two ago, the media announced the availability of the post of Vice Chancellor for the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). Interested eligible candidates were invited to apply for the More...

By tb admin On Friday, August 1st, 2014

Has the Bhutanese Press gone quiet?

In a democracy, all institutions – whether formal or informal including the Press are accountable to the public, as all of them claim to represent or uphold public interest. The press, unlike political parties, More...

By The Bhutanese On Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Unsafe archery ranges

The latest incident of an eleven year old boy being pierced by a stray arrow at an archery range in Haa, once again highlights an increasing number of innocent bystanders regularly falling victims to such ‘accidents’. Even More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, July 4th, 2014

Monsoon woes

As the monsoon season has started urban areas across Bhutan show all their inadequacies in full glory. While in places like Thimphu roads get flooded and sewers get choked the less said about Phuentsholing and other More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Bhutan’s insensitive MPs

There is no doubt that Bhutan is facing an unprecedented economic crisis caused by the rupee shortage and credit crunch resulting in a shrinking economy and private sector and strong austerity measures in place. The More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and the Great Translation

It is delightful to know that a Bhutanese Lama is heading a team of Buddhist scholars to translate the Buddhist Canon or Kangyur into English. This is, of course, a globally colossal task indeed! The Bhutanese Lama More...