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Political ideology detrimental to economic system

Legal system of a country greatly influences the way business operates. Political and legal systems, to certain extent, determine the kind of economic system a country has and it governs the business activities. The government is the formal institutions and processes that are responsible for making and enforcing the collective decisions for society and the…

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…

An incomplete history

Ever since I read the news about a book by former minister Om Pradhan, I had the curiosity to read it obviously because it was the first book in last 20 years written by southern Bhutanese talking about the national politics. Pradhan comes from a well-to do family from south-eastern Bhutan. His family maintained close…

More than a week after the leadership spill in Australian labour, the new Rudd government has not shown any indications whether the federal elections will be held on the date announced by Gillard government. There are several speculations about possible changes in dates: some argue early polls might be favourable for Rudd to get more…

Bhutan Goes through Primary Round of National Elections: Update No.97

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan. It should be no surprise that Bhutan went through the primary round of second National Elections on 29th May, without any major incident relating to law and order or any major violation of the election code. Credit for the smooth conduct of the elections should not only go to the Interim government…

By Sachin Parashar NEW DELHI: There’s a new anxiety in the top echelons of New Delhi about what’s arguably India’s only friendly neighbour, Bhutan. As the hill kingdom takes another baby step in its transition from monarchy to democracy with its second parliamentary election on July 13, there’s realization here that complacence has possibly allowed…

The Bhutanese would also like to rebut some misleading clarifications given by DPT leaders with regard to the Education City Story. The first is by the Ex-Education Minister who alleged that the Editor-in-Chief of the paper had told him that the minister did not own any land. It is true that the Editor told the…

Un-culturing democracy in Bhutan

The second test to run for use of adult franchise for Bhutanese populous has opened the door wide open to let the voters know the level of freedom they get in terms of choosing the right persons they choose to rule them. The test is hard for the general people to identify who rules best.…

National Council elections results

The National Council (NC) elections are over. The country has chosen a new set of its upper house (apolitical) members who will collectively act as review house for next five years. After king nominates five people, the house becomes complete. Most elected are new faces. People voted against the previous NC members. Out of 15…