The politics of being apolitical

True to what the Chief Advisor of the Interim Government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, emphasized during the Interim Government’s first press conference last Tuesday, political neutrality is sometimes taken so seriously that a mere conversation on and about politics becomes a taboo especially among the so-called apolitical section of our society. This is true especially […]

Reverse Mentoring: Learning From A 12-Year-Old – Abhijit Bhaduri

Have you tried reverse mentoring? Learning from someone younger in age and experience. I have. I learn from a 12-year-old. There is something new to learn every day. I met him when he was three. I was not too sure if I should hang around with a three-year-old. This kid is popular – very popular […]

It’s The Time To Disco – Jurmi Chhowing

First up, I know I’m not gonna party with the DPT; no matter what kind of a party they intend to put on. That party has tired me out from the last party they sprung up. I’m still reeling from the nausea. And as to the other three parties, I’m still ambiguous as to which […]

Taxi drivers in Trashigang ruffled over new taxi parking

Taxi drivers in Trashigang are not happy with the municipality’s decision to shift the taxi parking at the new parking lot, below the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) office. The decision comes after the completion of the new parking lot in town. In order to resolve the parking space crunch in the town, the […]

Trashigang flood forces vendors to vacate vegetable market

The flash flood from Rangshikhar in Trashigang on the evening of July 22 has forced vegetable vendors to vacate the vegetable market. The ground floor of the vegetable market was completely covered in muck during the flood, leading the vegetable venders to discontinue their business in the market. Under the searing heat and the dusty […]

Yarney in Kanglung draws more than 100 devotees every day

As the sun sets in Kanglung, more than 100 people from different walks of life enter the Kanglung Zangtopelri gate and gather at Zangtopelri to earn spiritual merit. Devotees from different parts of Trashigang and other dzongkhags are making food offerings during the 45- day retreat (Yarney) which started on July 27 while students from […]

Villagers reap benefits as Amochhu Bridge opens to traffic

Just a month after the Samtse-Phuentsholing National highway opened to traffic, the villages along the highway have already started reaping the benefits. After the Amochhu Bridge was completed and the road formally opened for traffic, most of the people have started using the road to travel to Phuentsholing. Earlier people of Tading, Dophugchen and Denchhukha […]

New medium-sized excavator launched

In an attempt to showcase the new model lineup and reach out to potential Bhutanese customers, Bhutan Hyundai Equipment (BHE) in collaboration with its counterpart in India launched Hyundai 140LC-9 medium-sized excavator in Thimphu on Wednesday. The general manager of Bhutan Hyundai Motors and also BHE, Pema Lodey said the launch of medium-sized excavator will […]

Tax payment made easier

In a bid to make tax payment more convenient, the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) in collaboration with the Department of Revenue & Customs (DRC) introduced tax payment facility through mBoB (BoB’s popular mobile banking app). The service was launched by the finance Secretary, Dasho Nim Dorji, at the Norkhil Boutique Hotel & Spa in Thimphu […]

Bridge collapses within year of completion, villagers suffer

A culvert bridge across the Lorikha river in Tading gewog in Samtse has collapsed within a year of its completion and has never been repaired since. Currently, the villagers are using a temporary wooden bridge to cross the river. Built in 2012 by a private construction company, the bridge was used by more than three […]