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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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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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