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Hydropower and the Bhutanese economy

Today we are seeing three mega hydropower projects underway with mega attention from public eye and critics thereof. And recently we have been noticing appetite from lawmakers to review the Electricity Act-2001 and the Hydropower Policy-2008. Thus the Hydropower sector clearly stands in the limelight at present.

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Our only power – hydropower

Our economic fortune, energy security, national sovereignty and hydropower are inextricably linked. This critical linkage needs to be understood and appreciated in the broader context of our future in the new Asian Century.

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A case for the decriminalisation of marijuana Part ONE

Don’t get me wrong; I’m on the right side of the law

AT the outset, let me put my cards on the table, so as to banish all doubt, that it’s not in the least my brief – god forbid! - to press a suit for the legalisation of this particular controlled substance or, for that matter, any other.

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History of Tourism in Bhutan

Bhutan opened its doors to selected package tourists only in September 1974. Unlike many of our neighboring countries, Bhutan regulated tourism. Right from the beginning, it adopted a cautious approach to growth and focused on sustainable development.

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The great ongoing veg vs. non-veg diet debate Part 3

A three-part attempt to get to the heart of a matter that splits society into two opposing camps 

Nutrition for beginners: Starter ground rules for a good diet OLD habits die hard; which is why I revert at times, as if by reflex, and much to the ire of friend and foe alike,

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The great ongoing veg vs. non-veg diet debate Part 2

A three-part attempt to get to the heart of a matter that splits society into two opposing camps 

Is not meat-eating a throwback to the brutish past, and vegetarianism the mark of an evolved being? ALTHOUGH agriculture is held by anthropologists to mark a great leap forward in the civilisation of man, does not the fact that he didn’t give up meat in the process,

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The great ongoing veg vs. non-veg diet debate: Part I

A three-part attempt to get to the heart of a matter that splits society into two opposing camps

At the risk of giving equine lovers offence, I flog a dead horse

Of late, an old and bitter debate has been raked up in these parts, thanks to the ruckus raised over an MoA (Serbithang) staff’s off-the-cuff (and so not thought through) ‘in-country slaughterhouse’ remark to the media.

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