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The K2 story

K2. It started big. It began with a dream. We called it City Bytes then, when it first saw the light of day. Our favoured child of destiny grew with time. It was indeed gratifying to witness this our labour of love mature with dynamism and certain regality. It held …

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Everything in the universe is impermanent and will change

One of my friends killed himself a few years ago, while another attempted suicide but survived. I have never seriously thought to kill myself, but sometimes I have dark thoughts and feel like there is no way forward. Also, some people say suicide is a sin in Buddhism and we …

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Adopt a PET!

Hello!  My name is Lhamo and I am the sister of Lama who introduced himself in this column last week. Remember the cutest puppy with the beautiful blue eyes? Well yes, I do look like him but with beautiful brown eyes like a hot chocolate drink on a winter Sunday …

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Of poor saving culture and misconstrued loan requirement

List your assets, estimate the value of each property including your earnings from salary, shares and savings, and add up the total. Then list the liabilities, which are basically loans you owe. You have simply found the total value of what you own and what you owe. Subtract your liabilities …

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Chicken Malai Kebab

Ingredients Chicken Breast (Boneless) 100 gms Cashewnut 100 gms Cream 100 ml Garlic 10 gms Ginger 10 gms Yoghurt (curd) 100 gms Garam masals 5 gms Oil 50 ml Cumin powder 5 gms  Salt to taste Pepper to taste  Malt vinegar 50 ml Butter 10 gms  Coriander leaf, lemon 50 …

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Ridam / Ladam

Ridam / ladam (རི་བསྡམ་/ལ་བསྡམ་) is a practice of mountain closure which is known in many parts of Bhutan. The entire area or a certain part of the mountain is closed to human entry and use during certain periods, often from spring to autumn. During this period, people are generally not …

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Adopt a PET!

Kuzu kuzu! My name is Lama. No, I am not a Buddhist lama. I am too young and not wise enough and I spend my days playing with my sister Lhamo and my brother Lemo. Believe it or not the three of us arrived at different dates at the shelter …

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A winter ritual to bring the community together

The dusty farm road cutting the slopes and hills between Bemji village and Doksephey lhakhang in Trongsa is too small for Thuji. The 73-year-old man is returning from the monastery, perched on a gentle slope overlooking the Mangdechu meandering through the valley, after attending a nyungne, a fasting ritual. As …

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Try to see the situation from different angles

Lam, I need your advice. I got married a few years ago and have a two-year-old son. From the very beginning my parents-in-law were against me. They had some land on which they constructed a building and so they feel that their family is better than mine. It is true …

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Bhutan Post – evolving with change

Enabled with technology, the organisation is exploring opportunities in e-commerce The phone beeps… “Hello, I am Garp Lungi Khorlo.” The lady from the other end replies, “I, Nyala Duem awaits you” This is not a prank. It is a jingle played on Radio Valley describing one of the new services …

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