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Rekindling the Creativity of Children

ย Let me tell you a story: Art workshop series on story-telling and illustration for children in Bhutan. By Tandin Wangchuk  On September 11, the Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, together with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, launched a series of art workshops for Bhutanese children aged 8 to 12 years. The workshops encourage the children to imagine …

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MoIC and ISRO signs contract to jointly develop a small satellite

By Chimi Wangmo Bhutan and India on Friday signed the implementing arrangement on the joint development of a small satellite for Bhutan. The agreement was inked by Indian Space Research Organisation’s Scientific Secretary R Umamaheswaran, and Director, Department of Department of Information Technology and Telecom, Bhutan, Jigme Tenzing, in a virtual signing ceremony, ISRO said. It was attended by Ambassador …

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Into the Heart of a Mountain-man

Dorji Wangdi a senior forester with Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, shares his heartfelt account of being a front-liner and an environment advocator on his own right. The following are excerpts from his writing published in WWF-Bhutan titled: “Journey to the Black Mountain.โ€ On 17 February 2012 I joined the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP) in the heart of …

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A light for our red-robed cousins

By Sonam Choki Bhutan has a substantial proportion of citizens who have opted to join the monastic system, the Zhung Dratshang, as nuns and monks, and which is a vital line of profession in the country. Nonetheless, the lack of a save social security net has never been part of the discourse nor does any religious practitioners, registered nuns and …

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Where did we fail ourselves?

EDITORIAL The recent spate of sexual harassments and rape cases, which has seen a significant rise in recent years, has jolted the conscience of the nation. It also comes as a stark contrast to a country which is known globally for propagating happiness and Buddhist values of love and compassion. The distressing news comes in the wake of increasing incidences …

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