How to lose weight … all but unwittingly

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The manner in which a midriff (among others) can trim itself without one’s overly bending over backwards

PART TWO

Straying off course for the sake of a story that simply cries out to be told

MY closing remark on quakes and their telling impact on attic dwellers that I ended part one of this piece with last week reminds me of a yarn I’d heard of late — and I do beg your forgiveness for this passing aside that the raconteur in me just can’t resist.

How to lose weight … all but unwittingly

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PART ONE Why this article? To plead its cause and, in the bargain, grab some eyeballs THE first point one might raise on spotting the title of this light take on an issue of some gravitas is: does it merit precious space in the hallowed columns of a national newspaper?

The Bodhisattva King: a quick review

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The latest book dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo comes with a bang. It’s the colossal 368-page The Bodhisattva King: His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan put together by Tshering Tashi and Thierry Mathou (PhD). The hardback features 31 articles written by 28 people, both Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese, from various professional backgrounds.

2015 and the Lunar Year that was: from good to bad

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As large parts of Asia celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New…

A Moment... A Nation... A Destiny...

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It is a rarity reserved for our good earth’s chosen spots. The constellation of the celestial, the natural and the human in the realm of a people’s collective experience marks a nation out as the Jewel of the Himalayas.

Private schools and inequality in education

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If education and the manner it is provided, or allowed to be provided, by the state engender inequality, then the very purpose of having it as a state tool for uplifting citizens and narrowing the rich-poor gap is lost.

​​Get them back on their feet

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Simply banning thukpa and momos sellers is not right

Twenty something youth stand around a fire holding a cup each. Some five people – a mix of youth and middle-aged persons sit behind two hot cases. Steam rises from the two hot cases and the cups. The youths are relieving themselves of the cold with the hot thukpa.

The Global Goals: Why it matters for Every Child

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As we embark 2016, the Sustainable Development Goals becomes the `new-normal’ providing the renewed vision and pathways to speed up our efforts towards achieving child rights and children’s well-being.

Parents-children conflict: A reflection

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In the recent years I have been witnessing a rapid rise of conflict among children and their parents. These conflicts are leading to various behavior issues in the children and young adults.

Save the White -Bellied Heron

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Early this month (1st – 4th December, 2015), Punakha saw the…

High-value mountain products promote sustainable livelihoods

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The bountiful mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) are a cornucopia of diverse, high-value products. With an abundance of niche goods, the region has a comparative advantage over other markets due to the increasing demand for high-quality, unique, natural products derived from traditional know-how.

Best public health approach is ‘beneficial disclosure’ of HIV status

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This is in response to Kuensel’s editorial, “Who are we protecting” on December 9. Unfortunately, there are still people - even today in 2015 - who do not know enough about HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS.

What is the right Business Model for Bhutan?

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A State Entrepreneurial Capitalism or a Family Entrepreneurial Capitalism

The overarching theme of Bhutan’s economic pursuit has always been the need to achieve economic self-reliance, although, today, realizing it before 2020 is seemingly becoming farfetched.