English | Dzongkha Monday, August 29, 2016

Dying art of blacksmithing

Dying art of blacksmithing

The art of blacksmithing is a dying profession in the country. In Paro, the valley of Wochu was once famous for making swords, has only three blacksmiths.

Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming

Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming-

Mushrooms, to some extent, are a dangerous delicacy. People have died for a good mushroom meal; some after consuming poisonous wild mushrooms and some from wild animals attack while mushroom-hunting.

New technique to keep elephants at bay

New technique to keep elephants at bay-

After electric fencing failed to keep one of the most intelligent animals at bay in what is considered elephants’ hotspot conflict zone, a time had come for a new technique.

Bhutan trains custodian of Xylography

Bhutan trains custodian of Xylography-

Ten monks of Dechenphodrang Monastic School in Thimphu are undergoing a training to preserve one of Bhutan’s oldest art form of engraving letters on wooden blocks. They are the first group to undergo a six-month structured training in Xylography.

Of declining Golden Mahseer

Of declining Golden Mahseer-

Department of Livestock under agriculture ministry says the endangered fish species, Golden Mahseer could decline up to 80 percent in the future, if conservation efforts are not initiated.

Patterns of popularity

Patterns of popularity-

Khoma village of Lhuentse is synonymous to Kishuthara, an intricately patterned silk textile. As the popularity of the handloom fabric soars, many women are taking up weaving Kishuthara as full time profession.

A free ride for a cause

A free ride for a cause

For more than a year now, farmers of Saling Gewog in Monggar have been enjoying free transportation to market their local produce. A DCM truck, granted by His Majesty the King, during the National Day celebrations in Kanglung in 2014, has made this possible.

Villagers in Monggar pick up odd jobs to make ends meet

Villagers in Monggar pick up odd jobs to make ends meet

When spring comes, many men in the villages of Monggar know it is time for them to leave their village, go out, and earn. After finishing maize plantation, they leave for nearby places like Gyalpoizhing, Monggar town and also other parts of the country.

Branding Yangtse


To brand Trashi Yangtse beyond its two known features: Chorten Kora and Black-Necked Cranes, the district has adopted nine more features, making it the first ever district to do so, in the country.

Emerging powerful local leaders

Emerging powerful local leaders-

This could be the beginning of an era of powerful local leaders in the country. They say the bottom-up approach to development, which has replaced the top-down approach, has given them enough maneuvering space to truly represent people at the grassroots.

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