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Back home to pick buckthorn berries by Tang Chu

Two educated farmers from Tang return home from Austria buoyed and hopeful 
Feature: For some Bhutanese staying in Europe for a short while, nothing can be missed more sorely than the traditional three square rice meals a day. Tshering Wangmo, 29, and Tashi Dorji, 22, from Tang in Bumthang recently flew back home from a two-month stay in Austria salivating at the thought of a heavy rice-and-curry meal.

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Dancing to beat drug addiction

Profile: If it weren’t for his passion for dancing, Chado Namgyel would not have been able to kick the problem of addiction. Although most of the people around were not aware of his addiction, the 23-year-old had already started using substances since 2009.

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A deer too dear

Wildlife: If you call out zhomo in any village in Trashiyangtse, a girl or a woman will respond, as the term means sister in the local language. But in an enclosure above the Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS), a sambar deer will greet you when you call out for zhomo.

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A negotiation for life in Chamgang

The perennial battle between herders and a yak saving association rages on

Yaks: With 28 yaks tethered on pine trees in a forest above Chamgang, a negotiation for life and money ensued between herders of Dagala and the Animal Life-Saving Association of Thimphu.

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Thimphu Tshechu – Day 2

A light rain did not deter thousands from attending the second day of the Thimphu tshechu at the Tendrelthang in Tashichhodzong yesterday. The story of Pholey Moley, Kelcham, Zhana nga cham, Dremetse nga cham and Shawa shakhi were performed. The Durda cham, Tum ngam, Raksha cham and Raksha nga cham will be performed today.

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The masked dance from Dolung Goempa

The Dolungpai Raksha champon perform the dance

Tshechu: Believed to have been introduced by the second Je Khenpo Khenchen Sonam Yoezer during the 17th century, the Dolungpai Raksha is one of the most unique chams of the Wangdue tsechu.

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