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Saga Dawa, the auspicious month

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Saga Dawa, the fourth Bhutanese month and equivalent of Vaisakha month in Indian calendar, is a duezang. Duezang, literally means, auspicious time. Due refers to time and zang means auspicious or good.

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Doing extra bit out of school

MAIN STORY: It’s 4pm. A shrill alarm pierces through the air. It’s time for the students to head home. Tandin, 12, however, has a different plan for the day. Instead of heading home, he makes his way out the school gate through the throng of other school-going children. He heads towards the Changlimithang stadium. There, his best friend, Sonam is waiting for him.

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Gucchi Bharwan Murgh Ka Pharcha

RECIPE: DSC_0132 Method: Marination: Slit chicken breast from top and make a pocket in it Marinate it with ginger garlic paste, salt, malt vinegar, chilli and turmeric powder Stuff the chicken breast with chopped morels and Philadelphia cheese Keep it in refrigerator for 30 minutes

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We should prepare our minds for change instead of trying to prevent change

YOUTH IN FOCUS: I will (hopefully) graduate from college in the summer, and I want to join a small CSO/NGO, but my parents are against it. They feel that CSOs and NGOs are unstable and that I might lose my job after a short time. Instead, they want me to get a job that offers more security. From my point of view, I feel that a small CSO would be more rewarding and allow me to use my skills in a more productive way.  What does Lam think about CSOs? TP, Siliguri

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The evolution of Bhutanese art

MAIN STORY: As a country develops, its art changes and evolves. Bhutanese contemporary art today reflects the change the country has undergone. Many more artists are expressing themselves today. In the capital alone, within the last 10 years, the number of art galleries has increased from one to five.

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Is caffeine good or bad?

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Sir, I've been working out for the past two months. Every day I'm learning so many new things as I work out and research about each workout. However, there's one question that have been disturbing me. Does drinking caffeine have any positive or negative effect on my workouts?  Sonam Wangchuk, Thimphu. 

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Lungten Prophecies

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Lungten generally refers to some thing predetermined or definite, and thus by extension to prediction or prophecy. When an action has a definite value such as being right or wrong, it is considered as lungtenpa (ལུང་བསྟན་པ་). In the same way, if a question has definite answer, it is considered lungtenpa.

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Zhungdra: dying voice of the divine

MAIN SOTRY: It was 1968. A group of veteran Bhutanese singers and instrumentalists boarded a plane for the first time. They were to make a gramophone recording upon the command of the Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

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Spinach and Ricotta stuffed Fatayer

RECIPE Method: Mix sieved flour with sugar, salt, yeast, melted butter and add required water to make smooth dough Cover it with cling wrap and keep it aside for 30 minutes Shred spinach and sprinkle some salt and leave it aside, till the time spinach leaves water Squeeze spinach leaves and …

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Our happiness should not be the cause of other’s misery

YOUNT IN FOCUS: Let me explain my situation. I am a working mother with two children (one 9 and one 7). Although we have disagreements, my husband is generally good to me and our sons. Still, I am bored with my life and I feel suffocated. Consequently, I want to go overseas on my own to study and later work. I believe that we should all live our dreams and if I don’t do this now, I’ll be too old (I’m 28). Some friends are pushing me to go, while others say I should stay with my family. I’m confused. What does lama think? KT, Thimphu

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