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Tuesdays with Morrie, a book by Mitch Albom

This May 2nd, I chose to review a book that I respect and have read twice. It reminds me of my parents, teachers, lecturers and students from whom I have learnt to live and be a good human being. It made me come an inch closer to understanding the meaning …

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Sixth industry initiative Bhutanese students saw in rural Japan

While high-level diplomacy between Bhutan and Japan is the talk of the town, less frequently highlighted is the one at the private level. Every year, more than 20 high school and college students from Bhutan, together with participants from the other SAARC member countries, are invited to a 10-day cultural …

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Election is here again!

It was a mix feeling of hesitance and excitement when the people of Bhutan went to the polls for the first time in 2008. A lot has been said about this globally unprecedented privilege (with responsibility) bestowed upon its people from no other than their throne in the Kingdom of …

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How best to assess Bhutan fintech? Put people first

Bangkok — Bhutan might not yet be included when shaping a list of major influencers in the area of fintech.  Giant neighbours China and India are more likely to come to mind. But across Asia, in nations large and small, the benefits of addressing the digital divide and of harnessing …

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Management of BPH and cancer prostate

Every man has some enlargement of prostate after the age of 50 years. Approximately 17 percent of the men above 50 years and 35 percent of the men above 70 years suffer from Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).  The common causes of enlargement of Prostate include benign (Non cancerous) enlargement …

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Fangu fungus festival

This year, for over a period of two weeks in May/June, Fangu in Lunana gewog will host about 500 Lunaps representing all 190 households of the gewog. This is special as it comes only once in five years and no one needs to be reminded or invited to be part …

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Bank of Bank: Part II

In 1968, the first manager of Bank of Bhutan died in a car crash in Switzerland. With the tragic accident of Mr. John Roger Stansfield Holmes, the country’s first bank had to explore other options of management. The, ‘Review Report 1968-78,’ which documents the history of the bank talks about …

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