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Six months over and still waiting

Sometimes when I watch professional tennis players keep on hitting the ball non-stop, I get a restless feeling. The longer a game takes to end, the more competent the match is. And if both the parties do not let the ball rest on their territory, then literally speaking there is no end to the game of tennis. A match would go on for ages to finish and by the time even the players would grow old. 
Civil servants’ salaries were hiked in January this year. But the corporate employees (more than 10,000?) keep on dreaming of a possible hike in their pay. And nothing has materialized so far. The proposal for hike keeps on rolling from one office to another only to come back to the original court. Research finds that DHI companies’ salary is lower than the government employees’ pay package. It is been six months and corporate employees are waiting.
Sometime this year, DHI hired some consultant to study salary package for its companies. Very lately the consultant’s findings were rejected by the …

Convocation - from blues to madness

Here is another news from RUB. This time about the University Convocation. This maybe the first time when all colleges under RUB would be summoned for their convocation together. It would be one big event because some colleges have students who have graduated 8 years ago.

Usually for colleges like Sherubtse, convocation happens once every two years. It was an event of their lifetime for graduates back then. But now it is going to be nothing far from a result declaration day that happens a primary school, where students of all classes gather together to receive their results.

Convocation is a special moment and we want to make it count; definitely not by dumping every Dorji, Dawa and Dema from different colleges in a room. This is where less means more...

It would be better if individual colleges take the honor of organizing their own convos and make them annual event if they so much care about expense. Maybe this is the first symptom of RUB going autonomous.

Let's mean it - June is here once again

We are already into the month of June. And this means June 2 is here again. Back then, it was celebrated as Coronation cum Social Forestry Day. It was a national holiday; a wonderful day to plant tress. But with time, we have scrapped the day from our national holiday list. This is a serious blow to the nation, I think. We are not lamenting the loss of an additional day off here, but we lament the loss of our tree planting opportunities. Of course schools still participate in the plantation exercise. And that's good. But we need the day to remind ourselves the importance of tree plantation. We need reminders; otherwise we forget. Just saying we are conserving our forest for all times to come while on the other hand we continue felling trees after tress, truly shows our heightened hypocrisy.   
Even if we celebrate the Coronation Day in November now, June 2 (in its own right) deserves to be a public holiday. And the reasons are amply clear. People of a country that lays immense emph…
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