Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies


Sad it is that corporatising Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has become a fight between the government and media. At the core of the issue is the nation’s effort to provide a platform to address the pressing issue of specialist retention and to improve the overall quality of health services.


Resource waste is the problem. As a small country that depends highly on international aid, resource use should be at the heart of our development programmes. Sadly it is not.


To many of us, discussing culture, its significance and its relevance has become a culture in itself. We identify with varying cultural expressions, both tangible and intangible ,and some as even extraordinary because it gives the society its identity.


The bomb is going off. And we are talking about reforms. Reforms are good. What is bad about reforms in any system is that they take time.


The Royal Civil Service Commission supporting the national effort to deter substance abuse by instituting mandatory tests for pre-service and in-service civil servants is a commendable move.


What is the cost of clerical mistakes? We are talking about civil service exams. The very image of civil service exams is based on performance. Ought we even to entertain such slipups?


Trashigang’s Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) has arrived at a decision to forward to the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs a case involving two men who have been for significant while now posturing themselves as reincarnate religious figures.


The ministry of works and human settlement’s announcement during its recent session at the orientation programme that it has drafted a housing policy is a much-awaited intervention.


Apart from the graduates, the preliminary examination results that were declared yesterday should worry policy makers and the society more.


Police-Public Partnership (PPP) could be a story of great success. It is already, but we could do more to make our communities not only safe but also peaceful. PPP has a scope to grow.


< Previous ... 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 30 ... Next > 

(total 294 results)

spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
India is the world's biggest importer of weapons, accounting for 12 percent of global purchases during the past five years because it is not able to produce enough arms to meet its requirements, according to the authoritative Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, writes Arul Louis  
While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini
Before the independence of Mauritius from Britain in 1968, the Chagos archipelago was separated as part of the “British Indian Ocean Territory” in 1965, and retained by the UK, writes Priya Pillai
Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis
Prem Sharma sells gutka (a combination of betel nuts, tobacco and mouth freshener) and cigarettes near the Vijay Nagar square in Indore, the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. However, the most visible part of his tiny business is the dustbin that he does not dare to lose. The case is similar with pretty

While India has regained its position as the world’s fastest growing large economy – with the uptick in GDP expansion at 6.7% in Q3 of 2017-18 – sustaining it critically depend...


What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years ...


Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.


'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...