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Reviewing the Rupee crunch situation

The recent Rupee Crisis in Bhutan has left many Bhutanese worried. The government’s ban and restriction on the rupee was very sudden and hit the Bhutanese market bad. People now started looking for an alternate source to earn rupees. In such times, some bad guys took advantage of the situation; Royal Monetary Authority should not […]

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Snakes: A common sight during monsoon season

A dead snake hanging from electric pole BPC’s electric poles have yet another use; for snake drying. Scared of snakes? Then it’s no place for you to be. Snakes are everywhere; on the road, on electric poles, behind your door and in offices. Snakes of all shapes and sizes, of all colors are on display […]

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Samdrup jongkhar: An observation by a new resident

When we entered the Bhutan Gate (that borders SJ with Indian state of Assam), one of the men from our taxi had white hair which was actually black when we started our journey in Phuntsholing. It was in the last week of February and that was how dusty the place used to be. Gradually the […]

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Thimphu ready for its first-ever Mayor

Mayor is the title used for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government. We have seen and heard of mayor(s) but in Hollywood movies. Well the Dzongkha translation of the word ‘mayor’ is a ‘thrompon’ and of municipality is a ‘thromde’. It was decided during the last session of the parliament or a session […]