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 though the cases being reported in the media are on the rise, the actual numbers would be higher as many such accidents, especially More...

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By The Bhutanese On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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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
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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
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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...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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On Teachers day

As a country steeped in tradition and culture our idea of teachers is not only in the western concept of a Teacher being an educator but we have also assigned additional roles like authority figure, absentee parent, More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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No drinking water

‘Lies, damn lies and statistics,’ is a saying that would be apt to the supposedly high coverage of drinking water in urban and rural areas in figures shared by government agencies both in the Dzongkhags and More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Wild traffic in Bhutan

The two most frustrating parts for most office going people are mornings and evenings while driving to work and back. This is not to say that we are a saintly crowd for we sure do have our offenders but it is nothing More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Bhutan is still in a financial dilemma

In spite of generating huge tariff from the hydro power plants as well as receiving handsome grants from the neighboring countries, the country is still suffocating in managing its financial accounts. It’s all More...

By tb admin On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Why Bhutanese Women need Quota in Politics

Looking at both the domestic and international scenario for women in politics and going through some literature by various individuals and institutions. I have come to the conclusion that ‘Women’s Quota’ in More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Expressway to Crazyway

If you want to see one of planet earth’s biggest transportation muck ups please do visit the Thimphu Expressway. The latest sight and sounds is of young teenagers taking part in an annual traffic nightmare of More...