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Social is a useful tool but it needs to be used wisely

YOUTH IN FOCUS: Dear lama,  I would like to inquire one question to you regarding impact of social media. As we all know, a lot of people get divorce due to of Wechat, Facebook, Messenger, Skype etc. What is the impact of social media acting as a source of divorce? I have seen lot of men and women get divorced due to misuse of advance technology. Could you share me little bit about this issue? KD, Dagapela.

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With season comes colours myriad and fragrance

MAIN STORY: Spring has arrived and, with it, myriad colours. The once-barren pots and gardens will be soon teeming with blossoms. It is a good season for florist and flower enthusiasts who love a little bit more colour added to their homes and surroundings.

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Balcony gardening, sort of

SIDE: Olakha is one of the fast-developing areas in Thimphu with many people renting apartments. The neighbourhood is growing by the day.

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Kuchoe Commemoration

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Kuchoe (སྐུ་མཆོད་) or gongzog (དགོངས་རྫོགས་) is a traditional Himalayan way of commemorating the demise of an important spiritual figure. While kuchoe refers to the offerings made to the figure, gongdzog literally means the fulfillment of his or her wishes and thoughts.

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How to reduce cheek fat

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Hi Mr Bhutan, face My question is regarding face muscle. Would going to gym help my face muscle look manly? What I want is to lose my chubby cheeks, which makes me look like a kid. How can I lose fat in my cheeks? Jamtsho 

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Road signs, benign guideline

Safety warning signs on highways become funnier and wittier  MAIN STORY:  A road trip is supposed to be fun with smooth roads, the top down, your hair blowing in the wind, a group of friends providing the entertainment as the setting sun behind you illuminates the exotic scenery enveloping you.

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Repercussions of forest fires

YOUTH IN FOCUS: Recently there are so many forest fires and a lot of animals have been killed in the flames. Is there bad karma for starting these fires? Thinley, Thimphu

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Celebrating uniqueness through indigenous arts and crafts

MAIN STORY: Bhutan is known for its unique culture, its traditional arts and crafts. This all can be clearly seen in the ancient and modern structures, images and artefacts. This is testimony to a practice that have been gradually developed through centuries and passed down from generation to generation.

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Atsara: A Sacred-Profane Character

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: The Atsara figure is an integral part of many Bhutanese festivals. Being a primary agent of mirth and merriment, the red face comical character holding a phallus is generally thought of as a clown at the tshechu festivals.

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