Review: Précis: Village thugs run, and they run, breathless and slobbering, imprecations at times incomprehensible, flying wild. And they run, down steep and narrow trails and a couple of tight village gullies, bludgeons in the air, shouting senseless battle cries.Read More »
A spice that was once bartered now brings in cash
Agriculture: Whether it is a bowl of fried garlic, emadatshi, ezay or any other dish, the distinctive sting of Sichuan pepper or thingye can be tasted in every meal cooked in the small village of Tshelingkhor.Read More »
Family: If you have visited Chamkhar town in Bumthang, it is likely that you would have seen two men, in their late 80s, walking together along the road or loitering in the town.Read More »
Agriculture: Weaving of Yathra, cultivating potatoes and cordyceps collection is not the only cash income source for farmers of Bumthang. They also make a significant amount of cash cultivating oat every year.Read More »
Profile: On the second floor of the Karma Khangzang building, one of the most frequented places by youth these days, is a newly opened pizzeria.Read More »
By 13, Bhup Dhoj Ghalley was experimenting with drugs. For the next two decades of his life he became embroiled in a life of drugs, crime and prison.
Profile: He lost his the trust of his parents and the company of his “good” friends. His wife and daughter left him. Everything was falling apart for Bhup Dhoj Ghalley.Read More »
With a decline in cultivation of flour-producing grains, usage of the traditional watermills has dropped
Tradition: The traditional watermills (chhuthag) that were once found in abundance in Bumthang are on the verge of vanishing today.Read More »
Tradition: Bumthang was once famed for woollen products. That was when the people in the dzongkhag reared sheep in large numbers. Today, though, only a few households in Chokhor and Chumey and a few other villages like Zhurey, Bhim, Chungphel and Dhur own sheep.Read More »
Nu 200,000 from the gewog budget to start it’s own zero waste management system
Environment: Realising the importance of waste management, Pemathang gewog has allocated Nu 200,000 to start it’s own zero waste management system.
Craft: Yarns for weaving Yathra can be imported if villagers are not able to produce enough, but not the looms. They must be made locally.Read More »