Twenty-three households of Poengar and Yulling villages in Trongsa were formerly under Nubi Gewog. They were made part of Trongsa town later during the delimitation carried out for elections. Poengar and Yulling are now seeking to detach themselves from the Thromde and instead be part of Nubi Gewog, where they belonged.
Posted on Jul 21 2014 | Read More »
Their callings in life are different, they have realised. The full realisation dawned upon them when they were on the brink of a dream, they had harboured since adolescence.
Posted on Jul 17 2014 | Read More »
The practice of shamanism could be a vanishing practice in the rural areas of Zhemgang. One of the Shamanic practitioners is 62-year-old Angay Karma, who is from Berty.
Posted on Jun 30 2014 | Read More »
The incomplete but much debated and controversial Gomphu-Panbang Highway has benefitted the people of Lower Kheng. Business opportunities have opened up for the people living along the 44 KM highway allowing many shops to sprout. The highway opened to traffic last year.
Posted on Jun 25 2014 | Read More »
Residents of Rangzhikhar, under Samkhar Gewog in Trashigang, organise a ritual for the well-being of women, every year. Locally known as Tokari Tshechu, the ritual is organised during the night coinciding with Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana.
Posted on Jun 23 2014 | Read More »
Farmers in most parts of Trashigang still use the traditional method to plough their fields. Unlike in the west, farmers rarely use power tillers. They say they find it expensive to own a power tiller or to hire it from those who have one. But in Rongthung village this year, the roaring sound of power tillers has overtaken the songs of men coaxing the oxen to plough the filed.
Posted on Jun 11 2014 | Read More »
In a quest to learn how development is affecting the lives of nomads, a research student has travelled all the way from the United States of America to Trashigang. He is currently living with a family of nomads from Merak near Kharungla in Trashigang.
Posted on May 26 2014 | Read More »
They are yet to rebuild their homes. It has been more than five years since the four families lost their homes, including all their belongings, to the Wamrong fire disaster. Even those who had started the construction are struggling to complete. Their inability to finish reconstructing their homes has been attributed to the suspension of housing loans.
Posted on May 20 2014 | Read More »
The government’s uncertainty about the 540 Megawatt Amochhu project has left many villagers of Lingden under Phuentshogling Gewog equally uncertain about their future. Lingden is one of the 21 villages under Chhukha Dzongkhag that would be affected by the Amochu Hydropower Project.
Posted on May 10 2014 | Read More »
Monsoon has failed the farmers of Trashigang. Their parched fields, turned almost arid, still wait for monsoon shower so that they can begin planting maize. However, as the weather continues to cast a dry spell and with no sign of rain anytime soon, the farmers are turning to their deities.
Posted on May 7 2014 | Read More »