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Apr.10.2009
Govinda Rizal
At a time when Japan’s economy was in bubble stage, and the people were considering TV, washing machine, refrigerator as necessities at their homes, a Japanese youth, an agriculture expert was writing development plans in a remote village in Bhutan under a lamp-light lit from pine extract. The agricultural development in Bhutan and Japan-Bhutan relationship came...
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Feb.28.2009
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Send to a friend By Govinda Rizal The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan is in exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition is organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts. On display are selected antiques from Bhutan, known in the west as a mysterious country, to avail Americans a unique opportunity to comprehend the rich cultural...
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Feb.28.2009
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Bhutan’s honeymoon with democracy Posted on 11 February 2009 by editor By Govinda Rizal The rural peoples’ hope to see electric bulb glow in their homes, to send agricultural and handicraft products to market, to ply in vehicles to and from market, to greet tourists in their courtyard, to admit the children to schools, to see the graduates get jobs, to receive...
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Feb.10.2009
GOVINDA RIZAL
Last week, Bhutan's Agriculture Minister Dr. Pema Gyamtsho and Daniel Spitzer the manager of Sage Partners Limited, USA and the Chairperson of Timber Products, China, signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) to grow hazel nuts on a commercial scale in Bhutan's eastern districts where most of the nation's rural poor live. The project is the first of its type in...
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IF  you believe he didn't get it but should, please relay it to him.
Feb.03.2009
GOVINDA RIZAL
                Date: February 2 2009 To The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tashicho dzong Thimphu, Bhutan Email: Ph : +975 - 2 - 336667Fax : +975 - 2 - 336665 Subject: A request to ban archery in open   Dear Prime Minister, Greetings To request ban archery must sound a wrong concern, especially to the Prime minister...
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Jan.17.2009
Govinda Rizal
  Bhutan's Enlightened ExperimentGuided by a novel idea, the tiny Buddhist kingdom tries to join the modern world without losing its soul.  By Brook Larmer   Photograph by Lynsey Addario First come the high clear notes of the ceremonial trumpet. Then the Buddhist pilgrims, gravitating toward the sound. The sun has slid behind the mountains looming over Thimphu,...
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Jan.07.2009
Govinda Rizal
One month after a 35 million coronation celebration or a week after the celebration of 101 years of monarchy rule, the president of the opposition party resigned from his post owing to bankruptcy, changing the course of bi-party democracy back into monarchs’ mercy. The President of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sangay Ngedup, resigned from his post. The first...
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Dec.30.2008
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Senator John MC Cain’s visit to Bhutan had immense effect on the Bhutanese government’s way of treating the past and present opponents. For the first time, the issue of the floating population will be discussed. One such immediate effect will be seen when the winter session of the parliament shall discuss on the issue of the families divided and broken due to...
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Dec.28.2008
Govinda Rizal
Background In November and December 2008, Bhutanese monarchs celebrated 101 years of rule by Wangchuck dynasty in Bhutan. This year was also remarkable as fifth monarch from the dynasty was crowned. In hundred years, there were no external threats as both big neighbors, China and India were sympathetic and brotherly towards Bhutan but the monarchs have been...
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Dec.19.2008
Govinda Rizal (c)
 What is Cacao?   It is Theobroma cacao Cacao. The Genus Theobroma of neo- tropical origin are small under storey trees of lowland forest, distributed from the Amazon Basin through Southern Mexico, Andes, Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and Costa Rica. There are 22 species under six sections. Andropetalum:     (T. mammosum) Glossopetalum : ( T....