Unlocking the frustrations

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With the nation locked down for nearly a month, albeit some relaxation in 18 dzongkhags, the frustrations are growing and venting out. Everybody is waiting to return to normal.

Keeping celebrations small and low-key

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It is Chunyipai Losar today, a festive occasion celebrated widely across the nation. Normally, such occasions involve visiting friends and families, lavish flow of food and alcohol and merrymaking.

Public opinion more damaging

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The online debate after videos of an elderly man with young women went viral on social media was anything but healthy. With many people easily drawing conclusions of who is right or wrong, the debate lost the main focus on the legality of sharing materials online without consent.

For tranquility

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Some among the legal fraternity are not agreeing with the provisions of the penal code that the Attorney General said his office would strictly adhere to if people breach lockdown protocols.

A problem bigger than pandemic?

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A systemic, even systematic, flaws in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in Bhutan have begun to come unravelling. And coming from an “entry point” such as Paro, now, is unsettling.

Stick after the carrot

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The warning is stern and the punishments spelled out. If Bhutanese are found violating the lockdown protocols and thereby threaten the safety of the community and the country, the law is going to come down hard on them. 

Dealing with the fiery issue

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Residents of Samdrupjongkhar woke up to the news of yet another house lost to a fire incident.  Luckily, there were no casualties this time. 

Better option is going tough

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Lockdown paints a dark picture in our minds. Some even liken it to a nuclear meltdown, and justly so.  Covid-19 has been an unrelenting virus that can affect us all, irrespective of age and status and place.

Sharing the burden

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With vaccination seen as the only solution to put an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus is now on securing the Coronavirus vaccine.

Timely information

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This winter, it is not the water pipes blocked by ice that are leaking. Important information during pandemic times when people are glued to the television, the only source of first-hand information, are leaking too.

As cases increase further lockdown is best

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Bhutan’s second lockdown experience has been by far better than the last. What is evident is that the nation’s preparedness has improved, say, by leaps and bounds.

Growing our own food

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Not long ago, Bhutanese would have no issues with shortage of fresh vegetables. They knew the harsh winter is no season for green vegetables.

The year gone by

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It was a long year. A year that caught us and many by surprise, a year many are feeling glad it is over.  Yes, 2020 is finally over.