English | Dzongkha Wednesday, October 27, 2021

No restriction for innovation, a youth builds drone during lockdown

For average people, lockdown is all about quality time with family, reading, watching movies and writing, but not for 23-year-old Sangay Dorji. Confined within the four walls of his home, innovation took the reins of his life during the lockdown. The young resident of Thimphu has managed to build a drone.

A university graduate pursuing her passion in weaving

These days, the stories of university graduates breaking stereotypes and setting trends in the country are becoming more common. And among them is the story of Tashi Lhamo who believes the traditional art of textile weaving is not limited to housewives or illiterates as believed to be in the past. Pursuing her passion, she is undergoing weaving training at the Royal Textile Academy and in the history of the Academy, is the first university graduate to participate in such a program. 

Declining sheep rearing culture, Tsirang

Difficulty in rearing sheep and lack of interest from younger generations is leading to the decline in sheep rearing culture in Thakorling chiwog of Tsirang. Today, the lone shepherd in Patshaling Gewog although challenged by age, continues to rear sheep to keep the culture alive.

An artist’s life amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected livelihoods across the globe. It has become even more difficult for painters and artists to sustain in this current time. We bring you s story of a full-time artist who has been impacted badly in his already challenging effort to attract patrons. 

Namkha Gyeltshen, Bumthang’s first florist

Fifty-five-year-old Namkha Gyeltshen, a retired forester in Bumthang has had a fulfilling career. Besides his regular job, he has been a lifelong environmentalist and a nature lover. His love for nature has influenced his everyday life, raising flowers and trees, not just for business but as a vocation he dearly relishes. This is a story of Bumthang’s first florist whose love for flowers and plants has not just earned him money but happiness and contentment as well.

A group of youth in Lhuentse ventures into mushroom cultivation

Agriculture has become the ultimate saviour for many affected by the pandemic. From IT literate to construction experts, they don’t mind getting their hands dirty now. This is a story about a group of youth in Lhuentse.

Donating her kidney to a total stranger

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That’s what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone’s life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

It is said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And this has turned out to be true for a family in Trashigang that has ventured into a waste management business.

‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

Bhutan’s first woman satellite engineer

Space engineering is globally still considered as a male-dominated profession. However, in Bhutan, Yeshi Choden helped break this stereotype when she became the first woman satellite engineer in the country.

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