Category Archives: Opinions
Chinese people paying high price for China’s “big leap forward”
3 February 2019 | NS Venkataraman
History has repeatedly shown that economic growth by itself will not promote happiness if it is not accompanied by liberty and freedom for citizens. ...
New Delhi successful in alienating Karmapa
31 January 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
The Karmapa is free now, it wouldn't make sense to go back to India where it suffocates him. But if New Delhi's plan is to keep the Karmapa away from India, then it is clearly succeeding. ...
High expectations for Bhutan Premier’s India visit
28 December 2018 | Nava Thakuria
As a reciprocal gesture, Bhutan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is visiting India with a three-day official visit schedule from 27 December. ...
Communist China facilitating World Buddhist forum: Ironic and deceitful
2 December 2018 | NS Venkataraman
It is not clear whether Buddhists around the world have protested adequately against this act of the Chinese government in facilitating the Buddhist forum meeting in China. ...
Celebrating National Press Day in India
15 November 2018 | Nava Thakuria
As we celebrate National Press Day, we pay tribute to the Press Council of India, as it continues to symbolize a free and responsible press in the largest democracy of the world. ...
Is President Trump as chaotic as described?
21 October 2018 | NS Venkataraman
Ever since Donald Trump emerged as the candidate of the Republican party for US Presidential election, he has been bitterly criticized by the opposition as well as the media. ...
Palden Tsok-Tso Chok – My take on our Parliamentary sessions
15 October 2018 | Norbu Tsering
What distinguishes us from others is the fact that at the risk of falling prey to the dormant disunifying chaos of democracy, we have very bravely adopted democracy come what may. ...
11 October 2018 | Ugyen Gyalpo
The Tibetan spirit remains unshattered and pure as before. Amongst everyone and everything, I have faith and belief in the Tibetan people in and outside of Tibet. ...
Waiting for a new regime in Thimphu
3 October 2018 | Nava Thakuria
Bhutan is going for its third national (general) elections on 18 October. Two political parties are in the contest for the new regime in Thimphu. ...
Mahatma Gandhi: Ultimate benchmark for human beings
1 October 2018 | NS Venkataraman
Humans have a benchmark and standard for life that Mahatma Gandhi's way of living created. For worthy individuals wherever they are in the world, it should be a desirable goal to reach. ...