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Countering rural urban migration through regional revitalisation

I was excited to be visiting Japan again, where I would get to marvel at the technology, cuisine, culture and urban spaces. But when we visited a small remote island town of Ama-Cho, I felt that it had a different story to tell from what we usually observe in the urban areas of Japan. I realised that they face similar challenges of dwindling population in the rural areas, lack of accessibility, limited economic activities, and employment opportunities.

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Mentally ill, neglected and homeless

It is becoming increasingly common to see homeless people all over the country, especially in Thimphu. Most are mentally ill. These people are abandoned by family, friends and the society at large because of their mental condition.

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So, I’m not the youngest author of Bhutan anymore…

For the longest time, I had been meaning to write about how it feels like being the youngest author of Bhutan. It was probably going to be filled with how uncomfortable the title “The Youngest Author” had been for me and how hard it was growing up trying to meet the expectations of everyone around me. However, now that I’ve lost that title, it’s kind of bittersweet. For almost all the time that I had that title, I wished that I didn’t, except when it made my resume look good.

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Build climate-resilient health systems

Health systems must adapt to rising global temperatures  Climate change is happening. In recent years average temperatures across the globe have increased, with significant impact on humanity’s most precious resource – the environment. Water systems are stressed. Food sources are imperiled. And areas once safe for settlement are threatened and …

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Groups for sustainability

In Barshong these days, you must belong. And most farmers do, either in the vegetable revolution or in the goat rearing experiment. This inclusiveness is cemented by the creation of watertight thematic units of farmers’ groups.

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Bhutan: It is in my heart!

I am far from being a globe-trotter unlike many of my fellow-citizens. I am happy with the epithet: “You must be the most widely foot-travelled education minister in the world” with which my fellow-ministers would often embarrass me during education summits.

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Bhutan the Conservation Jewel of the Himalayas

The early 20th century saw tremendous growth in the global demand for pulp and timber. In the absence of conservation policies and environmental lobbies many countries around the world engaged in rampant deforestation to profit from the booming trade.

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A contextual legal application of a Jabmi

Introduction Generally, the wide spectrum of legal understanding and the knowledge of law is inherently restrained to an echelon of law professionals. However, with the advent of democracy in Bhutan, people have realized that legal knowledge has become an indispensable tool as it plays a vital role in transitional democracy and strengthening of the rule of law. Similarly, the need to understand the clear role of a Jabmi in the Bhutanese legal system has become paramount.

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