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31 May 2013 | Needrup Zangpo | COMMENTS 0

Book tells the missing Bhutanese stories

Tshering Tashi’s new book, Myth and Memory, is a collection of 67 absorbing articles on unwritten historical and cultural aspects

23 May 2013 | Jigme Wangchuk | COMMENTS 0

Former addicts speak to students of Royal Thimphu College

Wednesday, May 22, Royal Thimphu College. Students are shuffling into the auditorium where stage is set prim and proper.

16 May 2013 | Nima Gyeltshen | COMMENTS 0

Beyond tolerance, acceptance is necessary: LGBT community in Bhutan

As the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia today to eliminate discrimination


Mender of bad soles in Lhuentse

In respect of a fine workman, he is but, a mender of bad soles. Sunil Ram in Lhuentse.From school children to civil servants to farmers in Lhuentse, all come to Sunil with their old shoes

02 May 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan observes Press Freedom Day

Bhutan observes the twentieth anniversary of World Press Freedom Day today. The theme this year is “safe

18 Apr 2013 | COMMENTS 0

A Cry of the heart from a recovering addict

January, 12, 1989 was the day that I let out my first cry on this earth. Both of my parents were watching me grow

07 Apr 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Apchi Sir’s priceless mementos: Santosh Chowdhury packs to leave

As Santosh Chowdhury packs to leave for his home in India after long and illustrious career as a teacher in Bhutan

01 Apr 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 0

Politics and public privacy on the journey south from Thimphu

The second parliamentary elections are just round the bend. Five political parties are trying to write history

21 Mar 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 0

A bright girl in need of help to finance her education

You educate a complete family when you educate a woman. Entire nation, even. Indeed.Being able to send your child

15 Mar 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 0

‘Bhutan Sir’ in India

During the March 9 to 10 Bhutan International Education Fair in Thimphu, hundreds of Class XII graduates

07 Mar 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

‘As a pilgrim will I return to Bhutan every year’

a teacher of Wangchu Middle Secondary School in Chukha, who resigned last month after 27 years

03 Mar 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 0

Could social media be deciding factor in 2013 elections?

As the second parliamentary elections are nearing, politicking is heating up per diem. Politicians – veteran and aspiring – are at full throttle already promoting their candidature in the constituencies.

03 Mar 2013 | Jigme Wangchuk | COMMENTS 1

A woman says “I can”
Lily-Wangchuk, President, DCT

A former diplomat, who is leading a political party, says she can be a people’s leader and beacon of hope for the women

08 Feb 2013 | Khandu Tobgyel | COMMENTS 0

“I own a dream”

It’s a crisp morning, sunless and grey. Shops along the Norzin Lam in Thimphu are still shut and will remain so until sun-up a few hours from now.

07 Feb 2013 | Needrup Zangpo | COMMENTS 0

Former teacher takes on relative

Two individuals will vie for people’s support from NarangGewog in Mongar to stand for the National Council (NC) election this year.

25 Jan 2013 | Needrup Zangpo | COMMENTS 0

New children’s book discusses democratic concepts like responsibility, election etc.

Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy’s (BCMD) new book for children, Who’s Responsible?

25 Jan 2013 | Pema Tenzin | COMMENTS 0

While his friends move out, he loves to live in village

Tashi says the road to his village has come as a bane rather than boon.

21 Jan 2013 | Jigme Wangchuk | COMMENTS 0

Camp inspires students to take up farming

"Village life is beautiful and agriculture is what I feel I will enjoy doing"

11 Jan 2013 | Jigme Wangchuk | COMMENTS 0

From a statistician to a politician

"The way things are going, it is clear that we should seek new leadership direction"

04 Jan 2013 | Khandu Tobgyel in Punakha | COMMENTS 0

Spiritual trade by the wang site

Thousands of people are lined up and moving slowly towards Mochubaazam

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