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Rearing sheep declines in Bumthang

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.

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The yathra weavers of Chumey

Women prefer weaving yathra in groups so that they can converse and sing together

Culture: If the women in Khoma, Lhuentse are known for weaving kishuthara, women in Chumey, Bumthang are known for weaving yathra. Women here keep weaving yathra throughout the year, as it is their main source of cash income.

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A modern dance revolution

Culture: A dance revolution that took the world by surprise has found its way into Bhutan. It was only a matter of time that free style dancing including street dancing, hip-hop and b-boying (breakdancing) got to Bhutanese youth.

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Turning dark into light

Profile: Lemo, 42, lives in a single-storey house below the road to Enducholing Dzong, located a few meters above the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway in Langthel, Trongsa.

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Overcoming all odds

A single parent finds refuge in tasseling

Profile: After she got married to an alcoholic husband at the age of 16, life became difficult for Tshodhen Dema, now 38.

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