English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A physiotherapist takes up hollow block manufacturing business


If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. This is what a 25-year-old medical university graduate from India did. He is into hollow block manufacturing business in Zhemgang, after his tireless effort to become a professional health worker failed. Today, the young entrepreneur is an inspiration, taking up a successful business.

Dolungpai Raksha Cham- Unique to Wangdue Phodrang


The Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu has its own unique mask dance. And it is Dolungpai Raksha Cham. It is believed to be the most unique and important mask dance performed annually during the Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu.

Young man saves the day


From many who helped contain the fire in Monggar town, last month, a young man emerged as the brave one.

Understanding symptoms of suicide


People fail to understand the warning signs of a suicidal person.

Requiem for dying songs

Requiem for dying songs

In the days of yore, when Bhutan was in isolation, once a while, soulful songs would cut through the ubiquitous cries of birds, bees, and wild animals.

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.

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