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Khenpo Karpo (1934-2017)

Obituary: This obituary is drawn from several discussions I have been fortunate to have with him over the last seven years. Zhenphen Rinpoche and Kelzang Jurmen summed up Khenpo’s spiritual attainments in their tributes.

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Governance under the Fourth Druk Gyalpo – Part-IV

Public Policies
Public Policy is the principled guide to action or in-action taken by the administrative and executive branch of the State. It must solve problems efficiently and effectively, serve justice, support governmental institutions and policies, and encourage active citizenship. 

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Governance in Bhutan – Part III

Five Year Plans of Bhutan The Five Year Plans (FYP) of Bhutan are a series of national economic development plans adopted by the government of Bhutan since 1961 based on socialist model of Russia and as dovetailed by India.  In the World Bank’s 1989 appraisal:

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Household air pollution: A public health hazard in rural areas

While people tend to believe that air pollution is an outdoor urban problem, the indoor environment in rural areas experience the highest pollution levels. Many rural residents in developing countries rely on coal and unprocessed biomass fuels (wood, cattle dung and crop residues) as the primary energy source for cooking and heating.

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The ‘Imagine ONEWORLD Kimono Project’

ne an ideal condition where all the people in the world wear the same dress.  A dress that has patterns and designs of all that is popular and existing in their land; flowers, animals, insects, landmarks or any other significant existence of the country from which a person originates.

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Governance in Bhutan-Part II

Royal Household under the Monarchy The Royal Household under the Monarchs comprised of: Dronyer (Chief of Protocol), Zimpon (Chamberlain), Chang-gap Bomsho (Senior Butler, they are addressed as Gup or goop), Chang-gap (Butler), Kadreb (Conservationist) and Chha-Zhumi (Royal Attendant).

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