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.
Posted on Aug 31 2015 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jul 30 2015 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jul 16 2015 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jul 14 2015 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jul 8 2015 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jul 3 2015 | Read More »
The once-thriving bamboo weaving tradition in Thongrong village under Phongmey Gewog in Trashigang is under threat. Apart from the lack of raw materials, lack of interest among the younger generation to pick up the craft after their forefathers is aiding the disappearance of the tradition.
Posted on Jun 30 2015 | Read More »
As the cultivation season approaches, farmers in Lower Trongsa, residing along the highway, are worried about plumes of dust; the movement of heavy vehicles produces in the area. Farmers claim the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project, for whom the load-vehicles ply, does not sprinkle water, on time, to settle the dust.
Posted on Jun 8 2015 | Read More »
Many local villages and communities have their own age-old tradition of making offerings to their local deities. It is to bring peace and harmony and also to ward-off evil spirits. One such tradition called Dueza is still being practised in Chhimoong Gewog under Pema Gatshel.
Posted on Apr 22 2015 | Read More »
Ever since Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority and Nikachu Hydropower Project began, Trongsa Dzongkhag is seeing an increasing population.
Posted on Apr 7 2015 | Read More »