Re-thinking college education in Bhutan

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Our country is still in her early stage of democracy. Even so, we have witnessed how undesirable party politics has become in the recent years. Our people are now more alienated from one another than they were a decade or so ago.

Pursuing Sustainable Public Procurement for Gross National Happiness

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As economic development takes place, the need for increased consumption and production puts pressure on the environment and its limited resources to fulfil unlimited needs.

Our Gyalsey: The future echoes history

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His Royal Highness the Gyalsey is Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, a name that bears the weight of history, echoes the promise of the future, and frames his own destiny.

Significance of the Birth of The Prince His Royal Highness Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck

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With the naming of the Prince as HRH Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck at Punakha Dzong yesterday on the holy occasion of Zhabdrung Kuchoe, the past, present and future of Bhutan came together.

The advent of Zhabdrung Rinpoche

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Zhabdrung’s first glimpse of Bhutan

Addressed in his life as Kuzhab Rinpoche, Gyalsey Zhonu, Palden Drukpa Rinpoche, Thuchen Ngawang Namgyel, Ngawang Dudjom Dorji, Ngawang Tenzin Nampar Gyalwa Jigme Dragpa, Ngagi Wangpo Nampar Gyelbai De, Naropai Gyetshab Gyurmed Ngawang Norbu Wangpoi De and many other titles,

Tracking local effects of global climate change: Phenology and citizen science

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The first indication in Thimphu that winter is behind us and spring has arrived is the bursting of flower buds of apricot trees towards the end of February, followed by peach, pear and apple trees in March and April. Every year, these attractive tree-full white and pink blossoms cheer up and buoy up the residents with tons of happiness and joy.

Towards democracy

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Making small incremental steps is more effective in building a democracy than waiting for major change to happen, according to 13 political leaders from nine countries who have led their countries to democratic change.

“We will never forget the grateful assistance rendered to us by Bhutan”

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A message from Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu of Japan to Bhutan on the occasion of the five-year commemoration of the great east Japan earthquake

Five years have passed since the Great East Japan earthquake hit the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011. I, as the Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Bhutan, take this opportunity to express my deep condolences for the victims and their bereaved families.

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 Three

How a school of music can help one to get behind the eight ball and keep in shape   MY dream of rock stardom that I ended my say with last week died young, alas, although the embers still glow, albeit on a backburner.

The Prince and Bhutan’s Future

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The prince was born at the closing of a propitious year when Bhutan built significant lasting monuments and embarked on founding a few more.

Cut-off policy cutting too deep

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What is the point in investing so much in educating our children and then cutting them off midway?

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?