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Empower women to resolve global challenges – Daisaku Ikeda

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are not just one of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to global challenges such as poverty, hunger, education and climate change. Both are the key to accelerating progress toward the achievement of the entire spectrum of goals. Women’s participation in conflict resolution and

Flower Power – Jurmi Chhowing

I thought the incumbent party would pull through the primaries. Man - you never know how this specimen known as the Bhutanese will vote. It doesn’t matter what you think or what I think – they are an alien species full of middling-fingering surprises. And I say that with a

Give subtlety a loud shout! – Vinita Dawra Nangia

In art and in real life, the power of subtlety cannot be underestimated.   The best type of writing is subtle, rather than too much in the face. Nuances work far more powerfully than hyperboles. A quiet frown is more effective than an angry protest, a pleased smile more memorable than spoken

Why Should Every Citizen Vote? – Everett Vasquez

Voting is a fundamental right of any citizen that enables them to choose the leaders of tomorrow. In many countries, the minimum age for voting is 18 years. Voting not only enables the citizens to vote for political parties, but it also helps them to realize the importance of citizenship.

My Spirit and I – Vinita Dawra Nangia

While we may tame our social selves, our inner selves live on unencumbered and unshackled – true and childlike forever. My spirit jumps up to dance in the rain while I lag behind, hesitating, calculating, wondering …and then discarding. She looks in through the window, beckoning, wondering, pleading…. and then gives


  The first stage of forgiveness is hurt. Someone has been unfair to me and I cannot forget it. I feel hurt. The hurt keeps on throbbing within me. My ego is hurt. A woman met a holy man and confessed that she resented a prominent sister of the community. The holy