Q&A: What is the GNH Index and why do we need it? An index is a crunched number. If GDP is not so baffling to policy makers, GNH index should not be at all because it is simpler. GDP is a very useful measurement, especially for the short term.Read More »
Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji caught up with Centre for Bhutan Studies President, Dasho Karma Ura, who provided some insight into some of the recent findings of the GNH 1015 survey.
Why are there four categories of happiness in the GNH index?
One is not happy or unhappy in a clear two-way situation. There are also degrees of happiness in between being deeply happy or unhappy. That is why CBS came out with four categories to which people can be classified.Read More »
The metamorphosis of BOIC from the initial idea of it being an agency in the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to an agency outside the civil service and now possibly to an State Owned Enterprise (SOE) after a consideration ofRead More »
When the World Bank’s latest “Ease of Doing Business” Report ranked Bhutan as the 71st easiest place to do business among 189 economies around the world, there was likely to have been some understandable pride in the office of Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.Read More »
Local adaptive resilient micro-eco-systems
Can the largest ever gathering of UNFCC meeting in Paris give hope to the large majority of the world who are struggling to keep up with the climate induced weather chaos impacting their livelihoods?Read More »
Since the coronation of the First King in 1907, Bhutan has had five kings. When it came to leadership transition there has never been a glitch. Interestingly, all of our kings ascended the throne when they were young.Read More »
Six decades ago, our nation was blessed with a wealth of happiness and a treasure to behold. The Royal Birth of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo marked a watershed in our history,Read More »
In 2015, the Parliament carved out 1,356 acres of land in Paro as the Dzongkhag Thromde. The new town will include 500 acres of prime paddy land, stretching north of Bonday town,Read More »
Taking the holistic view of a really old habit that just won’t quit The seven stages of man (with apologies to William Shakespeare) under the influence THERE being a parallel of sorts between the phases a drunk goes through and thRead More »
I don’t have to imagine it any more or form mental images of what must go on out there nor do I have to content myself with fleeting glimpses of marching columns in orange fatigue.Read More »