MOVIES: Norling Drayang produced its first blockbuster film Jigdrel in 1998. That was also the year when only one Bhutanese film was made.Read More »
PROFILE: It is Sunday and the sky is grey, pregnant with rain. In a two-storey traditional house in Motithang, crew-members working with film director Tshering Wangyel are enjoying their free time before the next shot.Read More »
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Kagyur is the most important canonical collection in Himalayan Buddhism. It literally means the translation of the pronouncements or words, i.e. the teachings of the Buddha including both the historical Buddha and other Buddhas featured in Buddhist scriptures.Read More »
YOUTH IN FOCUS: My brother went to rehab about a year ago. After discharge, he did ok for a while, but about two months ago he started hanging out with his old friends and is now using again. My parents have totally given up on him now. What can I do? Should I also just give up and let him go his own way.
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TELECOM: It was Sunday, November 17, 1991. Father William Mackey, Chief Inspector of the Department of Education, spoke to one of his students on the telephone. “I’ll pull your ear if you fail to do your homework,” said the Canadian Jesuit from Thimphu’s first telephone booth at the heart of town.Read More »
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: ༄༅། །འཕགས་པ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བརྒྱད་པའི་ཚིགས་སུ་བཅད་པ་བཞུགས་སོ། །
The Sublime Verses on Eight Auspicious Ones
Please note that if one recites this once before starting any project, it will help accomplish the project easily as one wishes.Read More »
HEALTH AND FITNESS: I've started walking for an hour and a half for about two weeks now. I've cut down rice and am eating vegetables and curry in my meals. I want to cut down some more weight. Is the diet pattern that I'm currently following healthy? Will walking help reduce weight? Please advise.
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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Tashi Gyepa, literally the eight-fold auspiciousness, consists of verses to bring about auspiciousness by invoking four sets of eight divinities. It is one of the most common prayers said in Bhutan by the followers of both Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. The verses were composed in 1896 by the famous Tibetan philosopher and polymath Mipham Namgyel Gyatsho (1846-1912). Mipham composed thirty-two enormous volumes of texts on a wide range of topics but this prayer is probably the most popular of his compositions. It is a prayer, which is very widely used in the Himalayan Buddhist world when people start a project or a religious practice.Read More »
Once upon a time the game was a craze, now it has become a career
COVER STORY: It was a Monday afternoon, February 14, at the Al-Sadaqua Walsalam stadium in Kuwait in 2000. Chokey Nima, technical director with Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), still remembers the day vividly. That was the day when Bhutan conceded 20 goals against Kuwait, the most embarrassing defeat for the Bhutanese team.Read More »
PROFILE: Chencho Gyeltshen became a national hero when he scored a brace during the second round of the World Cup qualifiers against Sri Lanka on our home ground of Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu. A class 12 graduate from Kelki higher secondary school in Thimphu, football was not Chencho’s first choice. …Read More »
YOUTH IN FOCUS: I am a graduate and a decent guy, but I dye my hair red and keep it spiky. My parents and relatives nag me about it continuously. I don’t know what the problem is, but their comments are beginning to make me feel depressed. Should I cut my hair and look like everyone else or should I keep my style? Lama help me.
Spiky hair guy, ThimphuRead More »
Works are in full swing both inside and outside to meet the deadline
COVER STORY: March 31. A loud roar of machine interrupts Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay’s speech to the people gathered for the foundation concreting of Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project’s dam.Read More »
It is almost 8am. Pratap Singh, 28, gets to his workstation at Punatsangchu Hydropower Project Authority (PHPA) II above Wangdue-Tsirang highway road.Read More »