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The Australian visa process – Myth and Truth

The naivety and gullibility of Bhutanese will be tested yet again. The recent news in Kuensel heralding the arrival of the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC), and the manner in which the article made it sound like Australian visas will now become easy to obtain is expected to create another rush for destination Australia.

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World Environment Day 2016: Sustaining our Wildlife

Tibetan-antelopes
Uncontrolled poaching has led to declines in the population of the Tibetan antelope. They are hunted for their soft and warm wool called shahtoosh, meaning ‘king of the fine wools’ in Persian. Photo: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD

In a world where consumerism and materialism are increasing, the celebration of World Environment Day is a time to reflect on whether our collective behaviour needs to be modified to address challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

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How will the Age of Anthropocene fare for Bhutan?

Very few in the climate change sector in Bhutan may have heard of the word Anthropocene. Anthropocene literally means the Age of Man - A period where human activities are irrevocably changing the planet as a whole. The ancients talked about “Kali Yuga”.  The predictions also talked about the age of fire. If we go by the industrial revolution and the onset of “development” unleashed for the last 400 years on this planet, it is clear that fire energy has definitely been centre stage.

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Norzin Lam closure will benefit everyone

It is not unusual when one has to make a minimum of one round around the Norzin Lam to park a car. With insufficient car parking spaces and the narrow lane, driving around Norzin Lam is a pain. Norzin Lam is one street that every driver wants to avoid. Applying breaks, pressing the clutch and accelerator time and again.

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