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If states are laboratories of democracy, then municipalities are test tubes of democracy

Last week Kuensel published an opinion where the author mentioned that “none can vote in an election, anywhere, on mere residency” which is factually incorrect. Let us look at examples.  The Election Commission of India posted on their website that in India not only the residents but also students and homeless people in that locality […]

Thimphu Thromde gags the fundamental freedoms of media and citizens

Thimphu Thromde’s notification on how to request information from them is...

Private money lending rules defeat the legislative prerogative

This week Kuensel reported on the proposed revisions to the Private...

None  can vote in an election, anywhere, on mere residency

The third Dzongkhag Thromde Elections in three Dzongkhag Thromdes in the...

Bhutan’s appeal system is vulnerable to abuse

With the recent news of the Home Minister appealing to the...

As Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam meets Gyalyong Gakid Pelzom

Many winters ago, I meditated on what I then called Globalisation:...

Equal application of the law is fundamental to rule of law

While duty-free outlets and their agents continue to do tobacco business...

Beyond a simple diplomatic tie

Bhutan and India are two countries whose connection grows a lot...

Menstruation stigmas are adversely affecting Bhutan’s society, economy, and culture

Despite recent conversations about menstrual health, more changes are necessary to...

Every court is independent of each other when it comes to judicial decisions

Kuensel reported on the Gelephu quarantine breach case that the prosecution...

Gender-sensitive neighbourhood planning

Bhutan as a happiness kingdom has been adopting and exercising activities...

On the International Day of Happiness

Some four decades or so ago, when the youngest monarch in...

Struggling for the right words – Practise triple A

Occasionally, I see and hear my fellow citizens scratching their heads...

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