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Welcoming the New Year (2017)

Main story: When the clock strikes 12, chances are you will be awake. You might be in the middle of a crowded dance floor with friends counting down every second to the New Year; you might be uncorking the expensive wine you have been saving all year; you might be texting your loved ones wishing them or quietly contemplating about the past year. But whatever you do, there’s no escaping the fact that as the earth completes a full circle around the sun, it’s time to celebrate and usher in a new beginning.

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Finding an inspiration during the cold season

Health & 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.  -Tandin, Thimphu

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Our New Years and Chunyipai Tshetheg

Why we do what we do: Due to its cultural diversity engendered by geographic isolation, Bhutan has many different losar (ལོ་གསར་) or New Year celebrations. The celebrations mostly mark seasonal change and cycle of agricultural life.

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Camp RUF

Main story: It’s vacation. Fifty-four students from Thimphu and Paro are gearing up to meet fifty-four students from Wangdue at the Camp Rural-Urban Friendship (RUF) this winter. The week-long camp is being held at Samtegang in Wangdue. It began from December 22. Bringing together students from rural and urban places into …

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Chicken biryani

RECIPE: For Rice 1 cup rice, rinsed under cold running water until water runs clear, 1 table spoon (tsp) salt, 2 tbsp milk, half tsp saffron

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Be curious about life

YOUTH IN FOCUS: I graduated from college two years ago. I cannot find a job and I am feeling depressed and worthless. I sleep until noon and my family looks down on me and barely speaks to me. What can I do? Unemployed, Thimphu 

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Online portals bringing foodies together

Main story: Eating out in Thimphu can be a daunting task. Images of patronising waiters and the fear of fumbling through a menu is enough to give unaccustomed the cold feet. Not to make one feel intimated and to help one enjoy a meal to the fullest, two new websites catering to food and restaurants are now available online.

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Tangnyom – Equanimity

Why we do what we do:The fourth and last immeasurable thought is tangnyom (བཏང་སྙོམས་) or equanimity. It is an attitude or thought to treat everyone without partiality and discrimination and a wish to free all sentient beings from attachment, hatred (ཆགས་སྡང་) and all other forms of bias and prejudice.

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