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MBoB Indemnity Contract

If you are client of Bank of Bhutan and avail their mBoB facility, the moment you log in, the first you see is “Indemnity: You Agree to indemnify & hold BoB harmless against any direct or indirect loss arising due to technical failure, having wrongly transferred/recharged to unintended beneficiary. The …

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Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets

Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region.Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region’s push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful we …

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The Legal Order of Gyalpo Melongdong’s Royal Court of Justice

I. Introduction This article attempts to narrate the words of Buddha based on Kangyur-Duel Wa with particular reference to Gyalpo Melongdong’s (Skrt. Adasamukho) Royal Court of Justice and its dispute resolution.  The methods of dispute resolution and the decisions rendered in different cases shed interesting dissect as to how Buddhism …

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The Stars to Guide You

When you initially set out on this adventure to create your successful enterprise, you likely identified a “pain” in the marketplace, and developed a unique idea that provided the most effective “aspirin” to relieve it. You designed your vessel, assembled a crew, and set off to conquer the world. If …

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A Future called Retirement

Some time back, at a workshop organized by RCSC for civil servants with 10 years of service left and then at a closing session of a YPLP forum organized by RIGSS, I had the opportunity to share some of my thoughts on retirement, mostly based on my own experience.  Something …

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Thimphu city sitting on garbage bomb

The pungent smell of rotting garbage fills the nostrils, as one enters into the narrow area of Thimphu city. From plastics to piece of papers, from medicine wrappers to glass bottles or slush particles to rotten vegetables and fruits; everything could be visible as one ahead where heaps of waste …

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Develop Your Personal “Know-How” Network!

 A few years ago, when I was working in Chile, I met a budding young entrepreneur (I will call him Eduardo, although that is not his real name) at one of the country’s top incubators. When I asked him to tell me a bit about himself, he said, “A few …

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A call for the #MeToo movement in Bhutan

It has been a year since the #MeToo movement became a global phenomenon. I have learnt that the #MeToo movement indicates and acknowledges the widespread occurrence of sexual violence and that it is a campaign against sexual violence, aiming to disrupt the systems that allow sexual violence to thrive. “It …

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Ancestry of the Bhutanese People

This synopsis is based on a talk by Professor George Van Driem who delivered a series of lectures in Thimphu at the end of August 2018 on the ancestry of the Bhutanese people.   We Bhutanese are plagued by a paucity of reliable information particularly on our own ancestry.  Clear …

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Undokai for revitalising the community in Bhutan

Undokai at Katso LSS, 2017

In the last few weeks, I was invited to the HPE (health and physical education) festival, or “Undokai” in Japanese, twice in the western and eastern Bhutan. In late September, Paro College of Education hosted their first Undokai event. The students of B.Ed (Primary), with guidance from the faculty members …

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Zero Hunger: Our actions today are our future tomorrow

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a sine qua noncondition for a …

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The elephant in the room

By this time next week, it will be clear who will form the new government. The third democratically elected government will implement the ambitious 12th Plan with an estimated budget size of Nu 336 Billion. Without clear-cut ideologies, both Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa are running for government …

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