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  Posted on 10/21/13 8:44 AM

Something is always wrong when something so difficult like dying becomes unusually easy. In this complex web of life and living many are those who get by with whatever bits and pieces life gives and what they manage to grasp in order to continue life as it is. Dying is something many prepare for, but […]

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  Posted on 09/3/13 10:10 AM

Picture this. Somebody, under the guise of anonymity, puts up a post on a popular social media site stating that a certain high-ranking government official has cheated the public in a certain dzongkhag and amassed a fortune for himself. The post goes on to say that his wife, also a certain high-ranking official but based […]

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  Posted on 06/4/13 1:34 PM

Objectivity in politics is a rare thing. Any time someone sets out to report political events, analyze a political situation or, yes, evaluate a politician, elements of subjectivity will creep in. To begin with, we use words to communicate and words (whether or not one’s good with it) have denotative as well as connotative meanings. […]

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  Posted on 04/18/13 8:48 AM

A few questions before we go bi-monthly. Not to worry, the questions are fairly simple really. All you need to do is read the instructions carefully. Ready? Here we go: Most of you picked up newspapers this morning. You glanced through the front page that carried the main story, with the big, bold headline in […]

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  Posted on 03/20/13 12:49 PM

In 2008, a few days before the general election, a veteran journalist walked into Bhutan Times – the newspaper I was working for then – and was asked the obvious question: Which party did he think would win? His answer was interesting. He felt the DPT could lose because the party’s poll pitch, throughout the […]

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  Posted on 03/20/13 10:29 AM

A round this time, in preparation for the annual choku at home, my uncle comes over to make sikam for the family. The block of meat would be left out in the cold the night before so that it gets chilled enough without totally freezing over. The next morning, he lays out a mat and […]

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  Posted on 03/11/13 7:07 AM

There is no denying the new openness where the subject of politics is concerned. More people are discussing it today than ever before. More articles have been written on the subject during the past five years than in the last decade. Television talk shows discuss hitherto uncharted topics such as government policies with the naturalness […]

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