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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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Rhododendron festival

Park celebrates lifestyles of highlanders MAIN STORY: It’s a bright day at the Royal Botanical Park in Lamperi. Local visitors and tourists are strolling around the 125-acre park, the first recreation park in the country.

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How to gain healthy weight

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Dear Sir, I've been losing my weight and now I'm underweight. I'm planning to gain weight in a healthy way. Some are suggesting me to take protein or mass powder to gain weight. Please advise. Sonam Thimphu

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Why we name?

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Name and significance In the Bhutanese tradition, religious persons give names with blessings and prayers. Thus, the names have spiritual significance and most names are based on righteous Buddhist persons or principles. To give a few examples, the name Sangay denotes the Buddha, Drolma the female Buddha Tara, Ugyen the saint Padmasambhava and Jamyang the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī.

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Dancing to a different tune

MAIN STORY: At a time when job opportunities are scarce, jobseekers have sought a different avenue to find employment rather than opting for the usual route  of looking for a government, private or corporate sector job. Today, jobseekers, mostly youngsters, who have completed class X and XII are seeking employment in …

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