English | Dzongkha Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nettle fabric to hit the market

Nettle fabric to hit the market-

Fabrics made of nettle will soon hit the market. The tradition of weaving fabrics from nettle yarn is being revived in Lhuentse Dzongkhag after over four decades since it disappeared.

Fish ladder to lower negative impact on aquatic life


Although, hydropower projects in the country are the main driving force behind the country’s economy growth, its impact on environment, particularly on aquatic life, has always been a concern.

Students in Trashigang hope to beat world record, solving Rubik’s cube


Rubik’s cube, a puzzle solving game is the latest fad among students in Trashigang Middle Secondary School. The puzzle game became popular after a video of two students solving the puzzle cube became popular on social media site Facebook.

Feral dogs attack livestock in Lunana

Feral dogs attack livestock in Lunana

Dogs may not necessarily be men’s best friend, at least in the highlands of Lunana. Feral dogs, mostly breeds of Tibetan Mastiffs have been wrecking havoc by attacking yaks.

Polyandry on the decline


The practice of Polyandry marriage, among women in Merak and Sakten Gewogs under Trashigang District, is sharply declining, with youth refusing to accept the age-old practice. Polyandry is a practice of a woman having more than one husband at the same time.

Q and A with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche-

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche is not your quintessential Buddhist spiritual master. He has “certainly raised eyebrows by making films”. In our Q and A, Rinpoche talks about his pursuit until his ‘big one’ on the life of Buddha to films being clubbed together in the negative list of Foreign Direct Investment.

Taktsang Zhenta Detsuen’s positive impact

Horse riding tshogpa

The coming together of horse owners, in Tsento Gewog under Paro Dzongkhag, to form an association, has brought about positive impacts in horse riding business.

A catastrophe waiting to happen?


One landmark that is difficult to miss in Phuentshogling is the Gol Building. With its round design and mammoth of a structure, it is perhaps one of the oldest buildings in the town. It has 87 units, including 21 commercial.

Damphu’s ramshackle buildings cry out renovations

Damphu’s ramshackle buildings cry out renovations

Seven structures, passing as buildings, in the heart of Tsirang’s Damphu town stand like relic from the past. Constructed 20 years ago, the buildings haven’t seen an iota of renovation, since its inception.

Trongsa’s Trade office and local leaders do not see eye to eye

Trongsa's Trade office and local leaders do not see eye to eye

The Regional Trade and Industry Office in Trongsa say the office will not be able to implement the resolution passed by the Dzongkhag Tshogdu until further notice from the ministry.

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