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Buckwheat Pancake

 RECIPE: How to make pancake; 1. Sieve buckwheat flour and add castor sugar, baking soda and salt to it 2. Make puree of banana and keep aside 3. Add melted butter, banana puree, vanilla essence and water to buckwheat flour and make a smooth butter. Strain the butter if there are lumps in it

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Reviving the culture of dyeing organically

MAIN STORY:  Nestled in the mountains of Khoma village in Kurtoe, Lhuentse, a young boy learnt the intricacies and the indigenous tradition of weaving and processing organic dyes. The myriad colours of threads that went into weaving a kushuthara excited and stirred his soul.

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How to prevent over training

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Dear Mr Bhutan, I heard my friends at the gym talk about "over training". Can you please explain what exactly it is, and how it can be prevented if it is so bad for progress? Pema, 20 Thimphu

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Ngenpa Guzom: The Day of Nine Evils

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: One of the popular festive events in the Bhutanese calendar year is the day of Ngenpa Guzom (ངན་པ་དགུ་འཛོམས་) or nine evils. It is usually observed on the 7th day of the 11th Bhutanese month although the actual astrological period of Ngenpa Guzom starts sometime in the afternoon of the 6th day. Bhutanese traditionally spend the day partying and playing and do not engage in wholesome activities.

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Breaking the taboo and facing the challenge

MAIN STORY: Dark clouds hang in the cold evening sky. It could rain any minute. Outside, it is very cold. In her cozy little room in Babesa, Thimphu Sonam (name changed) is sitting in front of an electric heater, engrossed deep in thoughts. She looks withdrawn, sad and worried about something that is eating into her life. She doesn’t talk much.

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To reflect on the purpose of life

YOUTH IN FOCUS: My parents are fighting with my aunts and uncles over my late-grandparent’s land. I used to be really close with my cousins, but now I feel shy to talk with them. Even my parents are stressed out by the whole matter and are always talking about court cases and they seem angry all the time. Nobody really cared about the land before, but as it is near a proposed development the value has increased. I feel the happiness has gone from our home.  I don’t know what my question is, but I just feel like sharing this with someone. Sad, Thimphu

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How to use these equipment

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Stationary bike Objective: To strengthen the lower body and a very good cardiovascular exercise. How to use: Exactly like riding a bike, sit and pedal away while holding on.

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