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Earthquakes in Bhutan: past, present, future Part II

Present Fortunately, it is not necessary to “wait” for more large earthquakes to progress the study of seismicity in Bhutan. Rather, careful analysis of smaller earthquakes that occur much more frequently can reveal important characteristics of the tectonic structure and overall seismic behaviour.

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The meaty debate

Where is my country heading? Dear Prime Minister, I write to you as a concerned Bhutanese on the issue of starting a meat-processing unit, in other words, slaughterhouse with the rationale to meet the growing demand while curtailing cash outflow to boost economy.

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Being well-prepared is subjective and relative

Going through Kuensel’s article  “Is Bhutan ready for the big one?” and other opinions expressed, I could not help, but note some disturbing remarks made by the article, Disaster Department’s Director and an official from Department of Engineering Services, about “being not prepared in case of major earthquake in Bhutan.” ...

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Earthquakes in Bhutan: past, present, future Part I

The intent of this article is to provide a brief introduction to the study of earthquakes, and then summarize our understanding of earthquakes in Bhutan; past, present and future. Studying a planet in motion Earthquakes are part of a natural process, the expression of enormous forces that are generated and ...

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Investing more in our teachers

Teaching may be the noblest profession of all, but it’s certainly not a piece of cake. It is not easy for a teacher to exercise patience when students cut classes despite repeated advices and counseling. It is not easy when parents, without hesitation, spout unwarranted vitriol conveniently imputing to the ...

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Creating shared values – doing more than just giving

Businesses are institutional members of society and have an obligation to help improve it. This obligation has long been known as the Corporate Social Responsibility, popularly abbreviated as CSR. The recently concluded Shared Value Forum 2015 in Melbourne, Australia on the theme “Act. Measure. Grow” saw yet another corporate strategy ...

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What will it take to civilise us?

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A four-part tongue-in-cheek attempt to ferret out the distinctive features that validate an educated person Part IV A civic being has not an anti social bone in his/her body  PARDON the French but, if you’re at all au fait with my oeuvre, you’ll twig on double quick that what comes ...

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Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya: An experience

I returned from a 10-day pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, the holiest pilgrimage site for Buddhists. I have been fortunate to be able to visit this holy place a number of times in the past. I would like to share my experiences and observations from then and now. The juxtapositions have been ...

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Digital Privacy: Issues and Challenges in Bhutan

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Introduction Web based technology is increasing growing. Internet and social media is a great place to share news, connect with friends and do online shopping. The speed of the Internet has led us to be flexible and changing in life style and how we communicate with each other. Facebook is ...

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What will it take to civilise us?

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A four-part tongue-in-cheek attempt to ferret out the distinctive features that validate an educated person Part III The three ‘C’ steps of a civilising process JUST as enlightened beings have thirty-two ‘excellent’ signs, so do civilised mortals, their less grand peers, own a more modest three.  Unlike the Buddha’s, though, ...

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