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The changing face of Laya

MAIN STORY: If you are trekking up to Laya, pray that you don’t have to buy any groceries, especially salt. In Laya, a bottle of Chinese beer or a chunk of dairy product comes far cheaper than a kilogram of salt. For an outsider, the price of this essential item could go up to Nu 100.

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Infuse your work space with energy, compassion and awareness

YOUTH IN FOCUS: I am 29 years old man, I am really confused of my existence, I have struggled a lot to find a job and after two years of tiresome chase, I finally landed in a job but couldn't be there so long because I never felt I was meant to be where I was. Than later I started a business (precisely a shop), and I was very happy and felt motivated but now it seems it was all an illusion because my business is moving very slow and I couldn't even afford rent from it. I am really frustrated and out of mind, I don't have any clue what I do next. Please advise me how to be positive and keep moving forward. Devastated

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How to use these equipment

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Hip twister/rotator ObjectivTo stretch and stimulate the oblique (hip) muscle that are responsible for our hip rotation. How to use: Place foot together on the circular platform, grab onto the handle in front of you, and begin rotating your lower body to either side, while keeping your upper body completely still and steady.

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Trhuechu: The Holy Water

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Purification through meditation and ablution in order to wash away defiling elements is an important practice in tantric Buddhism.

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It is important to bear in mind that everyone naturally possesses basic goodness

YOUTH IN FOCUS: Hi Lama. I always see you on the streets helping our lost youth and addicts. I know many of the guys are not willing to change so they keep going back to old habits. How do you keep going year after year? Don’t you get tired of it all? I ask because two of my family members are addicts and they are in and out of jail. We are fed up and have given up on them. I want to know why you don’t give up. What is your secret? Burnt out, Thimphu

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Motorcycle craze among the urbanites

MAIN STORY: The midday sun throws a playful light on the black, red, yellow and orange motorcycles parked outside the Coffee Corner, a café at City Mall in Thimphu. The machines sparkle and shine under the glittering light.

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How to use these equipment

HEALTH AND FITNESS: I first encountered "outdoor fitness equipment" when I moved to Finland in 2007. The first thing that came to mind was, how wonderful it would to be able to install this in Bhutan.

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