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Rough road ahead for Dzongkha

Rough road ahead for Dzongkha I. P. Adhikari Dzongkha, which came into existence in 1960s, is at the crossroad either to collapse or get strengthened. Repeated conferences, discussions and huge investments failed to attract youngsters into this national language. In over half a century, the national language of Bhutan has developed defiance than attraction among […]

Published on Sep 25 2009 // News Analysis

Nepal-Bhutan talk on the card

For the first time in two years the democratically elected government of Bhutan is opening its mouth on the refugee issue, for long labeled as the issue of the “people in the camps in Nepal”. There has been sequence of heavy pressures on the new government from various sides. The pressure started with the start […]

Published on Aug 28 2009 // News Analysis

Parliament’s diminishing marginal efficiency

I. P. Adihkari As in the past, the parliamentary debates in the third session of the first elected parliament ended without any substance in hand in terms of making contribution to strengthening democracy. The king addressing the closing ceremony (July 30) said the Houses made good progress towards democracy and fulfilled their prescribed responsibilities well. […]

Published on Jul 31 2009 // News Analysis

Real People, Real Needs

Launching the annual report on refugee trends at Washington D.C on June 16, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Gutterres said that the amounts needed to rescue people are less than what is needed to rescue banks. The chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Gutterres strongly urged the aid agencies […]

Published on Jun 20 2009 // News Analysis

A Mother’s Long Journey – III

Whether or not peaceful-and-democratic movements would be launched in Bhutan someday in future, she has already started making cash deposit in her bank account to contribute for the cause. She has almost saved around one hundred thousand Kroner (equivalent to 15,918 US dollar) about which she has already informed the Norwegian authorities as well. “I […]

Published on Jun 01 2009 // News Analysis

Will they rejoin their sons?

In the case you ever visit the Bhutanese refugee camp in Jhapa district, Nepal at Beldangi II, Sector I-1, Hut No 39, the first question you will be asked is whether you are the one who will take them to see their sons.  The aged couple, Ram Chandra Guragai, 73, and Yasoda, 69, are living […]

Published on May 19 2009 // News Analysis

THIMPHU JOURNAL: Recalculating Happiness in a Himalayan Kingdom

THIMPHU, Bhutan — If the rest of the world cannot get it right in these unhappy times, this tiny Buddhist kingdom high in the Himalayan mountains says it is working on an answer. “Greed, insatiable human greed,” said Prime Minister Jigme Thinley of Bhutan, describing what he sees as the cause of today’s economic catastrophe […]

Published on May 07 2009 // News Analysis

State of ‘Democracy’ in Bhutan

The fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuk decided to give “limited democracy” to Bhutanese people in the late 1990s when he realized that under the leadership of Rongthong Kunley Dorji the Sarchop community from the east had joined the democratic struggle which was until then confined in southern Bhutan, only among the Lhotsampa population. The first […]

Published on Apr 16 2009 // News Analysis

Moon Area senior offers friendship, hoops to refugees

It’s the kind of lesson that would usually be taught in an elementary school gym class, if not before. “There’s two types of passes in basketball: chest pass and bounce pass,” said Suyesh Acharya, an 18-year-old senior at Moon Area High School, demonstrating both as he led a basketball clinic Sunday morning at Wallace Park […]

Published on Apr 09 2009 // News Analysis

The educational blues and DPT promises

The result of the former royal governments to close down schools and stripping license for establishment of new colleges is increasing educations blues in the country in recent years.  For years, large number of young people subdued their yearn for education while many now are facing shortage in their hand of either money to afford […]

Published on Feb 28 2009 // News Analysis