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Implementation is the weakest link

Gambling has silently plagued our society for a long time now. Yet, we are not able to do much in solving this menace. From a logical perspective, gambling is at the centre of bigger social issues related to drugs and youth problems. It is associated with mental health problems, loss of jobs, severe debts, depression, mood disorders, and anti-social personality.

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Going beyond the ranking

Happiness has become synonymous to Bhutan, at least to the world outside. At home, the concept is both subjective and debatable even if we may not deny happiness being identified with the country. Happiness is conveniently linked with everything that happens in the country and at one’s convenience; it is both ridiculed and praised.

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The lows of living in the highlands

It is not everyday that those who live in the highlands are remembered. When they are, it is often driven by events or visits of important officials. Festivals are held to showcase them, their culture, attire and life. They adorn tourism brochures and postcards and are marketed as an exotic community where nature nurtures their way of life.

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Keeping them where they are

The alacrity with which change is coming is amazing. It is, also, deeply worrying. Our urban and rural landscapes have gone through dramatic changes in a short span of time. Over the decades, our value systems have evolved, threatening the very survival of our identity.

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Dealing with fire accidents

A fire accident in Thimphu yesterday rendered six families homeless. Although no casualties were reported, it was a reminder that if we are not careful accidents like this can be disastrous and painful.

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What are the numbers hiding?

Despite efforts to address it at all levels, drug abuse continues to remain a problem in the country. The gravity of the problem is evident in the number of cases the police shared recently.

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We build our own standards

What does Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index mean to Bhutan? In particular, how ought we, the media professionals, to interpret the picture that is brought to our faces this day?

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