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A book titled, “Phallus, Crazy Wisdom from Bhutan” launched


A book titled “Phallus, Crazy Wisdom” from Bhutan was launched today in the capital.

Fantasies sometimes more rewarding than reality: Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Vara- A Blessing

The director of the famous films: The Cup and Travellers and Magicians, has once again created magic on screen. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche says his new film in English, Vara: A Blessing, is inspired by a Bengali short story, Rakta Aar Kanna, meaning blood and tears, written by the Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay.

Bhutanese film to be screened at two international film festivals


“The Red Door”, a 15-minute local film, has been selected to be screened at two international film festivals. It will be screened at Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Fribourg in Switzerland.

Korean film festival ends in Thimphu


A two-day Korean film festival- sharing ideas, ended in Thimphu, today.

76 artists in the country to perform opera


Some 76 musicians, singers and stage-performers from University of Texas at El Paso in the US, Canada, Italy, Rome and Australia are in the capital to perform Opera, a western classical music tradition on Saturday. They are in the capital rehearsing for the big day.

Shambu Rai’s performance draws huge crowd


Shambu Rai,  a renowned Nepalese singer, performed to a crowd of at least 1,500 people at the YDF hall in Thimphu, last evening. Shambu Rai, who has won many awards in the last 31 years of his career as a musician and singer, had many a fan among middle-aged Bhutanese.

Winners of short films awarded Golden Khadhars


The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay awarded Golden Khadhars to the winners of short films at the Beskop Tshechu, a short film festival.

Dorokha Idol 2013


It was a fun fiesta. The three-day annual sports and cultural event in Dorokha had it all- from sporting competition to singing competition. Dorokha Idol, a singing competition, was popular drawing a huge crowd, according to our reporter, Karma Wangdi.

Punakha Angel- a music club with a purpose


A music club called ‘Punakha Angel’ with students from Khuruthang was formed in 2009. The man behind this club is Dr. Kim, a South Korean music teacher who has been volunteering and living in Bhutan for over 11 years now.

Price of tickets a deterrent to many football fans?


The King’s Cup which began on July 20 has created immense excitement in the capital. Nine football teams from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal have all played at least once in the league, now. There has been no dearth of fans at the Changlimithang stadium as well, although there have been complaints that the tickets are too expensive.



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