English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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.

Keeping Tsazo alive

Keeping Tsazo alive-

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.

Farmers fear dust pollution

Farmers fear dust pollution

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.

Pema Gatshel Chhimoong’s traditional offerings


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.

Trongsa town expands to Sherabling

Trongsa town expands to Sherabling

Ever since Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority and Nikachu Hydropower Project began, Trongsa Dzongkhag is seeing an increasing population.

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