Open letter to the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

“For many of us, your career has been a model to follow” 15th November 2014 is Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye’s day. The day when not only the people of Bhutan but the entire South Asian legal community and fraternity honours him for his contribution par excellence to the diverse fields of the region especially law; and bids farewell with heavy heart. My More...

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By The Bhutanese On Friday, November 14th, 2014


A Tribute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck on his 60th Birth Anniversary for his Selfless Service to the People of Bhutan A country and its people are products of the past- an accumulation More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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An Open letter to the citizens of Bhutan – ‘So Much Litter in Such a Beautiful Country!’

I have just completed a wonderful 23 day visit in your beautiful country, hiking the Laya Gasa trail and visiting many cultural sites. One my reasons for visiting Bhutan is that you value Gross National Happiness More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 31st, 2014

Media’s role in promoting regional understanding in South Asia

This is a part of a paper presented in 24th October 2014 at the Institute for Defence and Studies Analysis, a GoI think-tank in New Delhi that advises the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Defence. Media’s More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 24th, 2014

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 More...

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...