Youth in focus: After my parents divorced, my life fell apart. I’m not blaming my step-mother as I’m sure she thought that she was doing the right thing to protect her own children, but I was left out and felt crushed. I started roaming around. I used drugs, drunk heavily and slept all morning. Finally, I got fed up of my life and managed to get some training. Since then, I have done my best to work hard. However, my family refuses to forget my past. Even though I have job and contribute to the family, they call me a waster and look down on me because I did not get higher education. I am really sad. What can I do? Sad boy, ThimphuRead More »
Main story: It was about a decade ago when 53-year-old Hochu of Jala village in Wangdue planted five Dew-Yangkas (Pseudosasa Japonica), a species of bamboo that is used to make traditional Bhutanese arrows.Read More »
Health and fitness: Hi sir,
Can weight training help improve my basketball game? If yes, how would you recommend me to go about? If no, what else can I do besides just practicing basketball?
Why we do what we do: The seven subsidiary precious possessions or Nyewai Rinchendun (རིན་ཆེན་སྣ་བདུན) are the seven Buddhist symbols which are adopted from the seven emblems of royalty in ancient India.Read More »
Kuzuzangpo La, my name is RTC!
If you read this column regularly, you know where I come from: The Royal Thimphu College.
Recipe: Ingredients: Basa fish: 4 medium size pieces (fillet) Mustard seed: 3 tbsp. (20gms) Poppy seed/ posto/ khuskhus: 2 tbsp. (optional)Read More »
Youth in focus: My son has been sleeping late, has mood swings and sometimes acts strangely. This has been happening for over two years. Also, I notice money is going missing from our house. I’m sure that he is using drugs, but he denies it. How can I be sure and, if he is into drugs, what is the next step? I really want to help him.
Worried parent, Thimphu
Main story: It’s weekend, a time when you finally get to take some time off to do shopping or grab a new book to read. If you have no plans, then a mini-gateway around town might just save you from boredom.Read More »
Main story: It has been more than a month since Abi Subba, 23, has been in the capital in pursuit of an employment after not qualifying for a bachelor’s degree in the country.Read More »
Health and fitness: Hi Sir,
Winter is one of the hardest times to lose weight while you keep on gaining weight, as you tend to eat a lot. What can I do to inspire myself to hit the gym or go jogging? Please help.