Despite everything on offer, the complex is underutilised
17 May, 2009 – The Centenary Youth Village inaugurated last August has all the facilities a youngster can fancy. But the village, which has both indoor and outdoor games facilities, a hostel, retreat hall, cafeteria and convenience store, is yet to lure young people.
Youth, especially students, flock to the village only when schools are invited to some programme.
15 May, 2009 – The wind has been gusting, on and off, for about three days now, clattering around the house, rocking trees, driving dried debris against the back wall of buildings. There has also been a sudden drop of temperature by about six degrees in the past week. Not to mention a scattered but chilly rain that has been beating down hard in the past three days. Could it portend the [... Read More]
14 May, 2009 – The head of the National Environment Commission (NEC) recently told Kuensel that the reason NEC was unable to monitor the damage wreaked on the nations environment by privately run mines – after it was unearthed by audit and the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) – was because, he declared, NEC had manpower shortage.The Bhutanese public should be disturbed that this is all the NEC head can come up with, several years down [... Read More]
13 May, 2009 – There is a standing rule that elected representatives, whether minister or local leader, must not use their position to influence or engage in any activity for private gain, because it conflicts with their role and responsibility.That is why they are paid a salary and given perks, depending on the responsibility they carry. But how do you prove that an elected official, who owns a business, has used his political influence [... Read More]
12 May, 2009 – The recent government circular that work experience will no longer be required to bid for normal road construction work has upset road contractors.They will now have to compete for contracts with anyone with a valid construction license, equipment and manpower.
Road contractors, who plan to petition this rule, say such a move will result in substandard work. But the government maintains that, as of now, contractors with experience have not proved [... Read More]
11 May, 2009 – Quiet and decorous, every Bhutanese cinema lover knows the best actor award winner of 2009, Chencho Dorji as the charming and vibrant hero, who woos the heroine and wins her heart in the end. But, as he sat down to talk to Kuensel, the young actor transformed into a more reserved and guarded individual.Although, very aware of his popularity, Chencho Dorji, in his mid 20s, [... Read More]
The latest teenage object of desire
11 May, 2009 – Theyre sleek, light and portable, yet store so much. Music systems and mp3 players had to take a backseat when ipods hit the Bhutanese market a few years ago. And then, as they say, there was no looking back.
The Self-Stirring Mug is the solution to all of your hot beverage hassles. This handy tabletop gadget is great [... Read More]
11 May, 2009 – Securing 81 percent, Sonam Keba, a bachelor of computer application (BCA) student at St Josephs college, Darjeeling, India, has topped the university of north Bengal in the 5th semester examinations.My first reaction was disbelief … Scoring 81 percent was beyond my imagination! said Sonam Keba, 25, in an email. My parents were very excited and really appreciated my efforts.
But topping, it seems, is not tough for [... Read More]
11 May, 2009 – Located in the heart of town, Baan Thai, meaning Thai home, is the only restaurant in Thimphu that serves authentic Thai food.The six-month-old restaurant can seat 56 people at a time. With a Thai chef, the restaurants specialty is the Tom Yum soup. The restaurant mostly offers shrimp in seafood.
They also offer take-aways. Baan Thai has tried hard to create a Thai ambience [... Read More]
11 May, 2009 – The arbitrary transfer of 12 dzongdags and the reappointment of three as directors in the ministry of home and cultural affairs by the Cabinet throw serious doubt on the governments promise of respect for law and transparency. It is disturbing.Surely, the Prime Minister did not mean this when he said recently that he will breathe life into every word of the Constitution. This should not be a conditional assurance [... Read More]