Category: Politics

Lessons from Trump-triumph

When US citizens voted to elect non-political figure Donald Trump to rule them at least for next four years, Americans themselves and the world reacted with shock and disbelief – what a hell is this. Anyone hardly believe that silent majority in sparse land, who otherwise were neglected, came out active to revolt against the…

Triangle of India, Nepal and its new constitution

India, periodically termed the largest democracy in the world, and expected widely to be the possible future economic powerhouse, has acquired yet another Himalayan headache this year. The Modi manifestation of building confidence and relations in the region has possibly slipped negative as India tries pushing its personal agenda in Nepal. The visible agenda for…

Greece, EU and the economy

EU leaders might have by now realised how weak was the economic foundation of a political union in Europe. They hoped the disaster at Greece might have been avoided this time around, but it is very likely to bounce back. People of Greece will be disappointed that their parliament agreed to the tough terms of…

Employment, social security and Joe Hockey

One of the least debated issues about Liberal budget this year in Australia was about the government’s devious pressure for social security beneficiaries to return to workforce. Many will be loosing their government support outright while others will do in near future if they failed to adequately make efforts for getting a job. The pressure…

Culture reflects how well you can do business

Politics is the major factor that spoils economic environment, beside natural disasters and calamities. Lets forget about the cracks within the economic theories whose implementation results catastrophic such as ‘Efficient Market Hypothesis’ nearly collapsed US economy in 2007-08. In recent days, I feel myself more interested to the cultural impact on doing business. Reinforcement by…

Fears of segregation

The expectation of change in policy, public perception and sense of equality among all the residents of the country in Bhutan is vanquishing in recent months as the regime projects itself as protector of only a section of people. Systematic termination of fundamental human rights continue to rule Bhutan while world unfortunately waits with presumption…

Experiences from Australian elections

It was just a month I arrived in Australia when federal elections were held in 2010. It largely went unnoticed for me though I quickly managed to observe the bargaining balance in parliament by Julia Gillard to form the government. 2013 is a year that gave greater opportunity for me and Bhutanese people to learn…

Pro-king protest deferred in Thimphu

On Thursday July 25, ruling party People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a scheduled protest in Thimphu has been deferred. Members of the general public were scheduled to hold a protest rally in Thimphu. However, it was called back at the last hour. It is known that the king secretly appealed the protest organiser to stop it.…