Sunday, November 17, 2013

Who shall we trust???

Our country has suffered a economy downfall as waves from from India reached Bhutan. Our Ngultrum value flactuates with the rupee of India as they are par.
So the rate of dollar keeps on changing time to time. Our economy is bound to bend with Indian Economy. But the question here is, What is the actual exchange rate for US dollar?
Recently, on 17th Nov. 2013, to be precise, i somehow though of looking at the exchange rate as i was reading the kuenselonline. The exchange rate was 63.3 but i checked the RMA website and was surprised to see the exchange rate; 62.15(buy) and 64.2(sell).
Now whom shall we believe? If we back RMA for his authority and fact, then why is Kuensel not updating accordingly? I think kuensel need to check with RMA and update the rates because Kuenselonline is one of the widely viewed Bhutanese website.
And if kuensel is wrong, why is RMA not correcting ? RMA as a governing body should advise anyone dealing with money of the nation.
Kuensel, on the other hand shall take up the responsibility of informing the nation correctly.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013



The Paradox of Bhutan Telecom Bonus
Bhutan has come a long way in her pursuit of developed nation. Bhutan today can boast of two mobile service providers which weren’t there few years ago. Bhutan Telecom, being the senior in the market and the sheer size had many advantages over his junior Tcell.
BMobile under the umbrella of Bhutan Telecom, has taken a step ahead in telecommunication with introduction of Bwallet services in the nation. It teamed up with BNB and BoB for the service which was warmly received by the customers and I was one of them.
As a tool to attract customers and to celebrate special occasions, Bmobile announces many bonuses for the customers. A good example could be blessed rainy day where BMobile announced a 30% bonus for every recharge on the day.
On the day, I recharged my balance but was shocked to know that BWallet wasn’t working. I thought my bank balance may not be enough though I had few thousands, but it was same with others too. After BoB Bwallet service failed, I tried with BNB but it was not better.
If BMobile and banks didn’t want to give bonuses, why did BMobile send us message? I guess it was just to show their rival. I was soo disappointed as I could not call or wish my loved ones. The service worked only by 5 in evening but by the time service returned the charm of wishing the occasion was gone.
I could recharge as I work in a remote place and on the other hand I depended too much on Bmobile’s Bwallet service. As a lower class people, I waited for the day to recharge hoping for few ngultrums of bonus but it ruined my day.
This is the paradox of the bonus announced by BWallet, a bar to protect customers going out of their ring but I wonder how long BMobile can survive with such false promises. And on the other hand, I wish TCell come up with services better than the Big brother where we have choices.

The Paradox of Bhutan Telecom Bonus



The Paradox of Bhutan Telecom Bonus

Bhutan has come a long way in her pursuit of developed nation. Bhutan today can boast of two mobile service providers which weren’t there few years ago. Bhutan Telecom, being the senior in the market and the sheer size had many advantages over his junior Tcell.

BMobile under the umbrella of Bhutan Telecom, has taken a step ahead in telecommunication with introduction of Bwallet services in the nation. It teamed up with BNB and BoB for the service which was warmly received by the customers and I was one of them.

As a tool to attract customers and to celebrate special occasions, Bmobile announces many bonuses for the customers. A good example could be blessed rainy day where BMobile announced a 30% bonus for every recharge on the day.

On the day, I recharged my balance but was shocked to know that BWallet wasn’t working. I thought my bank balance may not be enough though I had few thousands, but it was same with others too. After BoB Bwallet service failed, I tried with BNB but it was not better.

If BMobile and banks didn’t want to give bonuses, why did BMobile send us message? I guess it was just to show their rival. I was soo disappointed as I could not call or wish my loved ones. The service worked only by 5 in evening but by the time service returned the charm of wishing the occasion was gone.

I could recharge as I work in a remote place and on the other hand I depended too much on Bmobile’s Bwallet service. As a lower class people, I waited for the day to recharge hoping for few ngultrums of bonus but it ruined my day.

This is the paradox of the bonus announced by BWallet, a bar to protect customers going out of their ring but I wonder how long BMobile can survive with such false promises. And on the other hand, I wish TCell come up with services better than the Big brother where we have choices.


The Paradox of Bhutan Telecom Bonus
Bhutan has come a long way in her pursuit of developed nation. Bhutan today can boast of two mobile service providers which weren’t there few years ago. Bhutan Telecom, being the senior in the market and the sheer size had many advantages over his junior Tcell.
BMobile under the umbrella of Bhutan Telecom, has taken a step ahead in telecommunication with introduction of Bwallet services in the nation. It teamed up with BNB and BoB for the service which was warmly received by the customers and I was one of them.
As a tool to attract customers and to celebrate special occasions, Bmobile announces many bonuses for the customers. A good example could be blessed rainy day where BMobile announced a 30% bonus for every recharge on the day.
On the day, I recharged my balance but was shocked to know that BWallet wasn’t working. I thought my bank balance may not be enough though I had few thousands, but it was same with others too. After BoB Bwallet service failed, I tried with BNB but it was not better.
If BMobile and banks didn’t want to give bonuses, why did BMobile send us message? I guess it was just to show their rival. I was soo disappointed as I could not call or wish my loved ones. The service worked only by 5 in evening but by the time service returned the charm of wishing the occasion was gone.
I could recharge as I work in a remote place and on the other hand I depended too much on Bmobile’s Bwallet service. As a lower class people, I waited for the day to recharge hoping for few ngultrums of bonus but it ruined my day.
This is the paradox of the bonus announced by BWallet, a bar to protect customers going out of their ring but I wonder how long BMobile can survive with such false promises. And on the other hand, I wish TCell come up with services better than the Big brother where we have choices.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pet or stray

The MoH and the Royal Government of Bhutan is encouraging the citizens to walk or ride cycles while traveling, at least around the town. But the situation is not suitable for the above healthy habits.

Keeping in mind the health benefits, i walked all the day in and around the capital while shopping. I refrained from taking a cab or city bus, but i was made to portray my athletic skills which made me to promise never to walk anymore.

I was walking behind the zangthopelri shopping complex with shopping bags in my hand last Sunday, when a huge dog chased me. I had to run for my life and the wild beast had fun chasing me. The owner of the dog did not even bother to call his dog back.

The chasing was ignited by another pet dog who just barked at anyone one passing by. The owner proudly looked at his puppy when it barked at the people.

Now the question here is; Is our capital society really friendly for people who doesn't own cars or those who loves walking? Whose fault is it?

It is good that people show their love towards animals by owning them as pets, but i guess the owner should also be responsible to look after them. They should respect other people and their lives. They should tie their pets or keep them inside instead of letting them out and then watching it chase someone.

This is not a very serious issue, but i am sure it should be looked in with another thought.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Politics and Job!!!!

Bhutan is a small country and one of the youngest democratic Nation in the world, yet it has shown her beauty and charm in becoming one of the most peaceful country. She became democratic with, our beloved Druk Gyalpos handing over the nation to the people after serving her for 100n years.

With democracy came the politics, which was very new to our peaceful people. The country saw her first election in the year 2008 though there were only two political parties. Bhutan saw many civil servants going into politics which created space for younger generation.

Now the term for the first elected members are coming to an end. today we have 5 registered parties. Keeping in account the number of constituencies, three new parties will require at least 141 degree holder competing for the second Assembly.

This is great chance for the youths to get jobs as big bosses will be out for politics and the hierarchical seats will be filled up by the lower rank officers. so a huge number of vacancies will be created, and the unemployment worry (at least for some) will be solved.

It is the time for the younger generations to show their leadership skills and lead their team. it the chance to prove that you can make a difference.