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Of faith, wisdom, mindfulness

« Ajahn Jayasaro rekindles some aspects of the philosophy among a few Bhutanese who attended the talk Buddhism “A young man from a countryside was carrying a cart-load of coconut to the market.” Thus began Ajahn Jayasaro, a Buddhist monk born in England narrating the story within which was embedded ...

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A 29-year old highlight of the Haap calendar

A member of the Tornadoes perform a stunt For a valley starved of entertainment, this is an annual must-see event Imtrat mela “There’s nothing much happening in Haa, so we look forward to the mela every year,” 32-year old Tshewang Dema said. The mother of two daughters, who had come ...

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Sent for a spell in a Kolkata hospital

The cancer hospital where Bhutanese patients are referred Referral Patients Although he has recovered, seven-year old Tham Kumar Rai is still wrapped in bandages. The skin not covered by bandages had turned pink from grafting. He suffered third degree burns in the Dorokha fire and was flown to the Medica ...

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Baby jumbos a big hit

Kinley Yangki, 7, and Kinley Jigme, 3, at Changlimithang yesterday Royal Wedding:Most people watching the live broadcast of the royal wedding ceremony in Punakha on October 13 had a hearty laugh when the commentator said, “If you want to know what this is, it’s an elephant”, when two elephants adorned ...

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No law in place to protect their rights

Social discrimination is the direct result of a lack of public awareness HIV Positive People Dorji does not blame his parents for sending him out of their home. They did not know anything about HIV. It was relatives, who told his parents that HIV spreads from touching and living together, he ...

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They came, they saw, they left

The Layaps dance in celebration Royal Wedding After walking for two hours, Tshering and her group of friends, with children on back, reached the dzong but were not allowed to enter, since public entry was permitted only at 10am. “We have roads up to our village, but there were no ...

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