The great ongoing veg vs. non-veg diet debate: Part I

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A three-part attempt to get to the heart of a matter that splits society into two opposing camps

At the risk of giving equine lovers offence, I flog a dead horse

Of late, an old and bitter debate has been raked up in these parts, thanks to the ruckus raised over an MoA (Serbithang) staff’s off-the-cuff (and so not thought through) ‘in-country slaughterhouse’ remark to the media.

Discovering Happiness in Bhutan

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Known as the “Kingdom of happiness” and the “last Shangri-la”, Bhutan has always had a special appeal for me. Now that it is part of my portfolio as Chinese ambassador to India,

Bhutan’s AIIB Decision: The costs & privileges of membership

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From CNBC to the Wall Street Journal, I have long argued that the United States and Japan should have joined a major new China-led financial institution known as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB),

The Legal Order of Mangpo Kurwai Gyalpo: Legal & Philosophical Narratives Part II

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Buddhist philosophy enumerates that life of all sentient beings are precious and no harm may be caused. No man made (positive) laws should alienate natural laws.

Protecting Brand BHUTAN – A Shared Collective Responsibility

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Tourism: Bhutan is the destination on the bucket list for many seasoned travellers around the world. There needs to be greater sense of purpose and collective responsibility among all the stakeholders in order to tap the full potential of the industry.

The Legal Order of Mangpo Kurwai Gyalpo: Legal & Philosophical Narratives Part II

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The Legal Order of the Great Chosen One

To alleviate from the salvage of sufferings, the beings initiated (sem chen tshog zhing) the great congruence and assemblage from all walks of life to pursue common goal of restoring peace, harmony and justice. They were convinced that an insurmountable suffering causes misery of all beings whether they are high, low, rich or the poor.

How Inclusive is Bhutan’s Growth?

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Part 2 of 2 In the first part, Bhutan’s performance in the five variables of economic opportunities of the 15 that composed the ESCAP’s inclusive index was discussed. ESCAP’s 2015 survey did not include the figures for Bhutan. This article attempts to do that.

The late clarification slaughters the meaty debate

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Thanks to the question in the Parliament on the government’s livestock mega projects. It has helped extract the much-needed clarification.

How Inclusive is Bhutan’s Growth?

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Part 1 of 2

1. ESCAP’s Inclusive Growth Index

In line with the ESCAP’s mandate to bring 743 millions of poor people in Asia and the Pacific region into the economic mainstream,

Are we living the age of paradox?

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After office hour on Friday, my 10th grade son comes home and says, “mama, did you hear the shocking news today?

Earthquakes in Bhutan: past, present, future Part II

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Present Fortunately, it is not necessary to “wait” for…

The meaty debate

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Where is my country heading? Dear Prime Minister, I write…

Being well-prepared is subjective and relative

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Going through Kuensel’s article  “Is Bhutan ready for the…