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A house too far

Connectivity: Fancy cars zoom by on the Paro-Thimphu highway right in front of Aum Peday’s two-storey Bhutanese house in Bjamtshangka, Shaba gewog.

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Preserving Zhungdra

Culture: At a time when traditional music is undergoing change in the country, it’s timely that Zhungdra, one of the oldest styles of traditional folk music, is properly documented and archived for future references.

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Taking matters into their own hands

A group of women are maintaining the farm road that leads to their village

Community: With kiras hiked up above their ankles and wearing flip flops, more than 20 women armed with spades are slicing stones and making gravel.

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Abandoned family finds hope

Charity: Namgay Lhamo’s youngest son was only ten months old when her husband abandoned the family in 2012. For a mother of four, life had suddenly turned upside down.

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A school for eight students

The ECR is likely to close down from the next academic session

Education: Despite having to walk for more than an hour to reach his school, nine-year-old Kinley Wangchuk’s parents are not willing to send him to a central school.

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