Pasakha-Manitar route: a vital lifeline

Krishna Ghalley from Phuentsholing While the bailey bridge at Kamji couldn’t open for traffic for the seventh day yesterday, the Pasakha-Manitar bypass route has been serving as the only vital lifeline between Phuentsholing and Thimphu. After the road was opened for traffic from 28 July, more than 2,000 vehicles use the route in a day. […]

“Me Thinks” – Pets

Luzee I don’t eat animals, or most subtle , “Anything that can walk on its own.” This is definitely not a reason good to state why I don’t have pets. When we moved base in late 1980s, my family owned a small wooden box which remained tucked under the bed for years. Ama said that […]

Rice Cooker Disease?

Passang Tshering Before electric rice cooker was introduced in our kitchen cooking rice was an art. Not many could boast about knowing the art. Even pro mothers could land up with bad pots once in a while. I remember how my mother would be on her toes once the rinsed rice was poured into the […]

Remembering Shakespeare on his 400th Anniversary

Lobsang Nima I don’t know what made us the Bhutanese strike off Shakespeare from our curriculum but when they did it, I was in the 1st year of my college. I was not in favor of this move and I always wanted Shakespeare to remain as long as English was taught in the Bhutanese schools. […]

Is Sloth our national animal?

Lobsang Nima Disclaimer: I don’t intend to demean and defame those offices under the bureaucracy who do their work with military precision and run by a dynamic, selfless leader. Some of the offices have meticulous service delivery and some, you know it better. Despite the hard work everyone puts in for this great nation of […]

Do Not Lose Sight Of The Woods While Being Distracted By The Tree

Yeshey Dorji More than a month back, I sought an appointment with a Member of the Cabinet, in the hope that I could speak to him about some concerns I had. He promised to get back to me – but never did. I did not call him again because firstly, I know that he is […]

National Environment Commission to frame stringent vehicle emission standards

Increasing number of motor vehicles has contributed to local air pollution. Besides tailpipe emissions, other related emissions include particulate matter from tire and break wear-out, and re-suspended road dust Alka Katwal from Thimphu The quality of air in Bhutan has always been considered pristine however according to the Bhutan State of Environment Report 2016, rapid […]