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The death trap that is our roads

COVER STORY: More than a million people die every year on the roads.  This is a figure of world roads put together.  And no less than 50 million sustain non-fatal injuries as a result of road crashes.  Globally, about 186,300 children die every year from road accidents.

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Young traffic controllers

It's 8am, Tuesday. Dawa Zam, 14, leaves her backpack in the class room, puts on her orange waistcoat and heads out for her regular routine of controlling the traffic near the school gate in Changzamtog.

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Tengyur

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Tengyur literally means the translation of treatises. It is the secondary Buddhist canon in the Himalayas. It is made up of many books written by Indian masters as a commentary on the Buddha’s words.

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Supplements or no?

YOUTH IN FOCUS: Dear Tshering,

I see many people at the gym consume supplements of various kinds. Is it an absolute necessary? Many of them claim to have built a good physique. However, is it safe?

Jamyang

21 years old.

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A small member of a big film crew

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.

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Kagyur

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.

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Addiction is a Relapsable Disease

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.

Worried Sister, Thimphu    

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The extinct tele-kiosks of yesterday

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.

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Tashi Gyepa:Part II – A Translation

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

ལས་གང་ཞིག་རྩོམ་པ་ན་ཐོག་མར་འདི་ཚར་གཅིག་བརྗོད་ན་གྲུབ་པ་བདེ་བ་ཡིད་བཞིན་དུ་བྱེད་པར་འགྱུར་བས་ཅི་ནས་ཡིད་ལ་བྱའོ། །

Please note that if one recites this once before starting any project, it will help accomplish the project easily as one wishes.

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