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Learning from Disasters

18 May 2015 | Vinod Thomas | COMMENTS 4

Natural disasters are devastating lives and turning back years of development progress. Nepal’s unfolding earthquake tragedy follows a string of recent catastrophes in Asia and other regions of the world, all underscoring the need to step up efforts to improve responses to disaster relief, recovery, and rehabilitation—and for mitigating future catastrophes.

05 May 2015 | Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa | COMMENTS 0

Parliament must prioritize job creation and unemployment issues in the upcoming session

Unemployment is the biggest challenge Bhutan is likely to confront in the next few years. Currently, 8,591 young people are looking for employment.

29 Jan 2014 | A.K. Mishra | MHPA | COMMENTS 0

Does Financing Benefit Only the Rich?

Why is finance so limited in an economy without financial infrastructure? Financing is the exchange of sum of money today for promise to return more money in the future.

15 Sep 2013 | Needrup Zangpo | COMMENTS 0

RTI Act: Are we ready, prepared?

Right to information, or rather the Right to Information Bill due to be tabled for deliberation in the ongoing session of Parliament, has lately become a fiercely debated issue.

09 Sep 2013 | Needrup Zangpo | COMMENTS 0

What’s sticky with long maternity leave?

16 Aug 2013 | COMMENTS 0

What can the new government do for education?

01 Aug 2013 | Phuntsho Wangmo | COMMENTS 0

Publisher’s Note

On behalf of the Bhutan Observer family, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you a very painful but unavoidable decision that Bhutan Observer has been compelled to take – to suspend its print edition.

01 Aug 2013 | Shaheen Nilofer | COMMENTS 0

Bring Breastfeeding Support Close to Mothers

Breastfeeding for the first few years of life protects children from infection, provides an ideal source of nutrients for growth and development of young children and is economical and safe.

25 Jul 2013 | KinchhoTshering | COMMENTS 0

For the right bite

In 2008, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) swept 45 out of 47 seats in the National Assembly. It was a historic election not only because DPT was the first democratically elected government but also because of the margin by which they came to the political helm.

07 Jul 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Gas price hike – should we panic?

Gas price hike – should we panic? I do not see the reason to. Anything taken free of cost has to be paid back at some point in the future.

30 Jun 2013 | Siok Sian Pek-­Dorji | COMMENTS 0

Democratic debate or squabbling?

As we count down to the general election, tensions are mounting and news headlines are getting more frenetic with political parties blaming each other

20 Jun 2013 | pema Thinley | COMMENTS 0

Post primary election analysis

For the 2013 National Assembly’s primary election, the political scientists and soothsayers had predicted Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) as the clear leader.

14 Jun 2013 | Nidup Dorji | COMMENTS 0

Leather jacket wants to thank you, earnestly

Two medical doctors came walking and stopped near me with sneer in their faces

06 Jun 2013 | Dr Karma Phuntsho | COMMENTS 0

Leveraging Bhutan’s Cultural Diversity

As an enthusiastic student and practitioner of Bhutan’s culture, I have enormously enjoyed the cultural presentations

22 May 2013 | Choten Dorji | COMMENTS 0

Evolution of religions

Religion is the cornerstone for the ‘sacralization’ of time and space in the human civilization

16 May 2013 | Karma Phuntsho | COMMENTS 0

The dragon’s tryst with happiness

No story of Bhutan could end without the mention of Gross National Happiness, which is increasingly becoming the trademark of Bhutan to the outside world.

18 Apr 2013 | Kevin Richtscheid | COMMENTS 0

Return from quantity to quality

What is it about Gross National Happiness that has made it so attractive internationally

07 Apr 2013 | Thinley Dem | COMMENTS 0

Teacher-training colleges receive new batch of trainee teachers

Some 257 students joined the teacher training colleges of Samtse and Paro a semester ahead of the rest of the colleges

04 Apr 2013 | Namgay Tshering | COMMENTS 0

Let us respond to the change

The recent ruling of Mongar District Court on the Gyalpozhing Land scam is a landmark judgment at the District level since our country’s historic transition to a constitutional democracy

28 Mar 2013 | Sangay Phuntsho | COMMENTS 0

State of our education

As a teacher it gives me an immaculate thrill to hear our hon’ble education minister’s response

07 Mar 2013 | Sanjay Kumar Gupta | COMMENTS 0

It’s time to redefine focus on microenterprises

02 Mar 2013 | Tshering Phuntsho | COMMENTS 0

Change, Buddhism and price tags

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