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Being sensible

With less than six days left for the big day on November 11, there is a lot of preparation works going on. And there is also some sense of urgency as people clean the city, roads are repaired, bridges and dzongs are lit up and almost every project or activity rushed to be completed before the important day.

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How are we really faring with GNH?

We are a society that is wont to praising ourselves and our successes however small they measure up to.  One way, this is good, for we must all celebrate and partake of the fruit and delight in the process of making of our nation.

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Managing the crowd

It was not the mantras or sutras that was reverberating from the hills surrounding Thimphu yesterday afternoon. It was the frantic requests of a monk appealing to the crowd to settle down and behave, as the Memorial Choeten where a wang ceremony was held got crowded.

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Whose right of way?

We have long realized that when we have more vehicles on the road, there will be inconveniences. Traffic becomes congested and we need rules. We also need drivers who obey rules and pedestrians too.

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What about the others?

A hushed but prominent discussion outside the High Court yesterday after the appellate court sentenced the former Royal Advisory Councilor, Chang Ugyen, to three years in prison, was: what about the others?

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A social malaise?

Drug addiction is becoming a serious problem in the country. One doesn’t need surveys and statistics to bolster one’s argument. Walk along major towns at night, especially, and it is all too apparent.

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Learning through accidents

The third of four children to have suffered severe burns in the October 19 fire in Jaigaon has died. The death toll from the fire is now three children. Doctors at the Thimphu referral hospital couldn’t save the four-year-old girl who suffered more than 50 percent burns.

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The Dzongkha dilemma

The issue of the declining quality of Dzongkha, our national language is back again. It will be another agenda in the Parliament when they meet next month.

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