A planning problem, perhaps?

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The future of the country lies in investing wisely in education. Unfortunately, this is not happening. Perhaps we should recall the Royal Kashos issued to the people of this country in December last year at Punakha Dzong and put the real problems in the right perspective.

A solution to an evergreen problem

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We have, finally, found a solution to the scarcity of water,…

Why rationalisation of gewogs must happen

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Reformation of the country's administrative system, in the sense…

It’s not over

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Barely a month after the second nationwide lockdown, what we see is deeply unsettling.  Have we forgotten the two nationwide lockdowns that had a huge impact on the livelihoods of people? 

A day to introspect

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Every year, on February 21, Bhutanese come together to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King and renew their allegiance to the Wangchuck Dynasty. There will be, unfortunately, no public gatherings this year to celebrate the occasion.

Respect the rule of law

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It’s strange how law enforcement agencies, including the nodal agency for matters related to narcotics drugs, psychotropic substances and substance abuse, claim innocence on the existence of a firm that produces and sells hemp extracts in Thimphu.

Informing the people

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Every time there is a major news event, social media goes wild. There is demand for more details. Curious readers blame the mainstream media for lack of details. Some even accuse the media of colluding with officials, agencies and censoring critical information. 

Disturbing trends

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Some men in Balengdra village of Kazhi gewog filmed two boys, a five- and a six-year-old, fighting and circulated the video on social media.  In Kunzaling village of Nyisho gewog, two men and a woman forced minors, four- and six-year-olds to drink alcohol.

A race against time?

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Being in the Himalayas, we have challenges myriad to confront.…

School feeding programme needs improvement

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Investigation is underway to establish what could have led to…

End of a year, beginning of an era

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Astrological predictions last year had that the Year of the Rat…

A Losar food for thought

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Private schools, especially those at the higher secondary level, will not see many students as public or government schools absorb almost all students finishing Class X without a cut-off point. 

Government must walk in to help students in need

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Helping students from weedier economic backgrounds was a good…