It has been more than two months since the ultrasound machine in Dagapela hospital broke down. kuensel

Defunct ultrasound, no doctor in Dagapela hospital

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It has been more than two months since the ultrasound machine in Dagapela hospital broke down. 
The Lomba delicacy, hoentey will be served to guests during the National Day celebrations

Hoentey, the New-Year delicacy for Haa

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Each household is preparing 100 pieces of Hoentey for the National…
The lopon’s room is used as a study room by the monks

Vajrayana Buddhism: A Review

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A Mandala of 21st Century Perspectives: Tradition and Innovation…
Dongkola

In the steps of their forefathers

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The practise of appeasing one’s protective deities is strong…
Padam Lal Biswa

Blacksmithing a dying art

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He was about 14 when he first laid his hands on the hammer and…

Nge Love Story: A film that labours to get at the soul

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Reality hits us again with this film directed by Sonam Maekay Penjor: Bhutanese cinema is not done with stories of love and romance. “Nge Love Story” it is we are talking about, a film shot in part in Thailand.
The documentary will be screened four times between November 15th and 22nd at the festival

The Next Guardian, a story of changing times

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The Next Guardian, a documentary co-directed by former BBS producer Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó of Hungary will compete in the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in Netherlands in November.
Lobzang Jimba prepares sweetened areca nut

Adapting in Lhamozingkha from Merak

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Lobzang Jimba, 45, grew up in the mountains of Khiliphu in Merak, Trashigang. He wore the chupa, woven with yak hair and sheep wool and kango, woven with wool to beat the cold then.

Nge Tsawailama, a story of hope, aspiration and hard work

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The fictional village of Tashiling in Punakha remains etched in many Bhutanese hearts after a popular dialogue of Ap Gembo from the movie ‘Chepai Bu’. The village will yet again enthuse many Bhutanese moviegoers for its rural beauty and charm.
Phurba overseas work at the reconstruction site

Walking in his grandfather’s shoes

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Choekhorthangkha looks devoid of the glory and the powerful majestic aura it once boasted over the expansive Wangdue valley.
Dechen Tshomo hopes to walk on her feet one day

Some glimmer of hope

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She was 19. A new life was awaiting Dechen Tshomo. After failing to qualify for higher education in a government school, Dechen managed to get herself employed at the Bhutan Agro Industries Ltd. in Thimphu.

The vendors of Kheri

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It is a hot afternoon. This is summer in Trashigang. Temperature is almost 32 degrees Celsius. Inside a makeshift hut near Kheri junction are two women, Tandin Wangmo and Dechen Dema who are busy preparing selroti and jabebi. They are sweating.
The lopon’s room is used as a study room by the monks

A poor lhakhang in a rich community

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Gangkha village in Chapcha, Chukha, is considered one of the richest villages in the country. A feeder road connects the village and all houses have electricity and CGI roofing.