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Encourage entrepreneurs

The recent startup weekend at the College of Science and Technology might just be the beginning of a culture that encourages much-needed entrepreneurship while building skills and a conducive environment for youth who are planning to pursue a career charted out for innovation and out-of-the-box ideas. It is a well-known fact

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Making accommodation accessible

“Buildings, buildings everywhere; not one apartment to stay!” could well become the anthem of Thimphu folks. Construction is booming: an increasing number of buildings are cropping up but ask anyone in the capital and he or she will say that the scarcest resource in town is accommodation. And house owners are

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Suicide: prepare youth for life

Recently, a student from the Royal Thimphu College committed suicide. Informal records reveal that about five students from the college have committed suicide so far. According to the National Suicide Registry of the health ministry, Bhutan saw 92 suicides last year, an increase from an average of 73 cases annually recorded

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Misguided religion?

What is religion? Many would say it is a quest for salvation or nirvana. Others would say it is a set of rules and regulations that steer you from morally wrong activities to the right ones. But can religion be defined so simply? Not only are the deeply entrenched belief

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Empower the disabled

Bhutan’s disabled might just have it tougher Apart from the actual disabilities they suffer, they are vulnerable to social stigma because many tend to believe that the fate they are suffering is a result of their karmic deeds in present or past life. It is sad that they have to struggle with

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Channeling sex power

  A study by United Nations Children’s Fund Bhutan and National Commission for Women and Children revealed that 20% of children aged from 13-17 were exposed to pornography. The report also stated that 41.7% of boys and 28.7% of girls are exposed to digital pornography of other people. What does this have

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Authorities and Accountability

In an evaluation blunder, the Royal Civil Service Examination failed to clear 97 graduates in the prelims. Though a possible mishap involving the graduates’ prospects was averted after the mistake was identified, think of it: had it not been detected, who would be accountable? The Supreme Court is of the stand

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