Fuel price hike raises concerns

The price of fuel have increased over 21 times since the effects of the Goods and Services Tax in India impacted Bhutanese consumers in November last year. There have been continuous hikes in the fuel price in India, which resulted in hikes in Bhutan. Since May this year, fuel prices rose by almost Nu 10. […]

COMO – Uma Punakha named best hotel in Asia 

In what are truly mammoth achievements for COMO Hotels and Resorts, COMO Uma Punakha was awarded the third best hotel in the world, while COMO Uma Punakha and COMO Uma Paro in Bhutan were awarded the first and second place respectively in the ‘Best Hotel in Asia’ category. This is as per the results of […]

DHI BizAP entrepreneurship training begins

The Druk Holding and Investments Limited (DHI) will formally open the training under the DHI Business Acceleration Program (DHI BizAP) at the Start-Up Center in Changzamtog, Thimphu, beginning today. As mandated by its Royal Charter to promote and encourage entrepreneurship and business development through venture capital and other required institutional support, DHI has hired IC2 […]

Why I Don’t Pursue Happiness – Sonam Pelden

Every few months, my mind crowds and I lose my ability to concentrate. It lasts three days or a week, or, catastrophically, two; my writing stalls out and soon after, so does my speech. For years, the remedies were books and late-night comedy specials—they still do the trick, but a little too slowly. Recently I’ve […]

Try to play your role to perfection – Swami Prakarshananda

In life, we play many roles but there is one principal role that we share in common – to be the best human being possible. If prime importance is given to this role, then we will excel in the play of our other roles. Examine the life of Krishna. We find that he played every […]

Enthusiast wins BoB quiz ten times

A class XII graduate, Tshering Dorji from Wamrong in Trashigang has the reputation of a maverick after winning the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) quiz ten times so far. BoB posts its quiz questions on their Facebook page every Monday at 12:30pm. The quiz was started to promote a fun way for clients to know about […]

Accepting other’s right to their view

As the dates for the election draw closer, political brawl between the two parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has also intensified. While political candidates are busy preparing and attending common forums and fortifying their position in their constituencies, the two party presidents are also aggressively in a campaign mode, touring […]

Who will be the next PM of Bhutan?

Who will be the next Prime Minister of Bhutan? The question has sparked debate among the Bhutanese as Bhutan gears up for the third general round of elections. Pema Gyamtsho, 57, is a seasoned politician with 10 years of experience in politics and Lotay Tshering who participated in the 2013 elections though unproven in the […]

What Could Possibly Happen Once You Retire? – Narayani Ganesh

Many of us make a wish list of what we would do once we retire from that nine-to-five or ten-to-six job that appropriates all of our waking hours. We stack up reading material and music, make lists of movies to see, friends to visit, places to experience and dream of reviving that long forgotten hobby […]

Ap Genyen Is Leaving The Lhakhang – Jurmi Chhowing

To, Guru Rinpoche Copper-Colored Mountain of Glory Land of Rakshas. Subject: Leave of Absence Namo! My All Conquering Vajra Master, Before I get down to the worldly details regarding this requisition for an indefinite Leave of Absence, I apologize for the intrusion into the transcendent work with which you are engaged in the Land of […]