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The Words of the Buddha in the Palm of your Hands

The peepal tree is about 15 metres high. A tangle of branches dense with leaves stretches away from its thick, gnarly trunk, extending over an ancient balustrade where its larger limbs are supported by steel poles. It is said that it was here under a peepal tree that Prince Siddhartha …

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Buchung Gyalwa Zangpo Son of Chagzam Wangpo

Drubthob Thangtong Gyalo (1385-1466/58?) had a son from Bhutan. But, none of his three biographies mentions Buchung Gyalwa Zangpo.  Buchung or son Gyalwa was born in Merak, a nomadic community in modern north-eastern Bhutan bordering Tibet. There is a clay statue of him in the Gengo Lhakhang in the highland …

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Unique opportunities for a fair and just economy in Bhutan

Vast and increasing inequality, environmental challenges and crisis in many democracies are currently the three major problems the world is facing. Bhutan is relatively fortunate that so far only the first problem, link with rising unemployment, have clearly manifested in the country. Bhutan is still predominantly an agrarian society. That …

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The Voice of the Market

In many cultures, the tolerance for risk, and acceptance of failure, is low. This can create debilitating “fear and trembling” for the entrepreneur, who finds himself or herself in the midst of this triangulation. This is often termed the Tall Poppy Syndrome: the tendency for the many to bring down …

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mBoB indemnity contract explained 

We would like to share our views and clarify on the recent article published in Kuensel issue of Dec 1 with regard to the mBoB Indemnity recently introduced. We would like to assure the writer and our clients that the indemnity was solely intended to protect the bank against claims …

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Ever the same old Vice Principal of Sherubtse College…

This was the ultimate sacrifice in a life defined by service and self-denial. An ardent PDP-turned-DNT supporter was merciful to me even in his victory: “He is only defeated, not dead”. Perhaps, it was job only half done! But, indeed, here I am – still hopeful, still positive, still a …

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MBoB Indemnity Contract

If you are client of Bank of Bhutan and avail their mBoB facility, the moment you log in, the first you see is “Indemnity: You Agree to indemnify & hold BoB harmless against any direct or indirect loss arising due to technical failure, having wrongly transferred/recharged to unintended beneficiary. The …

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Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets

Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region.Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region’s push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful we …

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The Legal Order of Gyalpo Melongdong’s Royal Court of Justice

I. Introduction This article attempts to narrate the words of Buddha based on Kangyur-Duel Wa with particular reference to Gyalpo Melongdong’s (Skrt. Adasamukho) Royal Court of Justice and its dispute resolution.  The methods of dispute resolution and the decisions rendered in different cases shed interesting dissect as to how Buddhism …

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