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Building professionalism in the tourism sector

After Bhutan opened to tourism in 1974, the industry has grown to become one of the major backbones of the country’s economy. In 1991, tourism industry, which was under the government, was privatised with 33 licensed tour operators. In 1998, the government further liberalised tourism making it possible for any …

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Genetics and muscle building

Hi sir,  I keep hearing people say “he has great genetics”. What does it really mean? It has never been clear to me. Could you put it in the context of weight training and muscle building?   -Jigme Hi Jigme, “Genetics” simply are the biological traits passed down from parents to …

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Drubdra

Drubdra (སྒྲུབ་གྲྭ་) is a religious centre dedicated to carrying out drubpa (སྒྲུབ་པ་) or meditation practice in the Himalayan Buddhist tradition. Located in solitude and normally protected from worldly distraction and intrusion, the drubdra retreat centres are places where people go into long-term religious retreat. These drubdra are also known as …

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Foundation with focus on rural development

Tarayana Foundation was founded by Her Majesty the Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and was formally launched on May 4, 2003 by His Majesty The King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The public benefit organisation works in remote, rural villages to bring about holistic community growth and development. Through the foundation’s social …

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Salmon Confit with Apple Mojo

Ingredients Salmon fillet 150kg Baby lettuce 0.25kg Olive oil 0.50ml Microgreens 0.25kg Celery diced 0.10kg Green apple 0.50kg Lemon 0.10kg Chiplote mozo 0.10kg Salt  to taste Black pepper to taste Method:  Toss diced apples in lemon juice, then sauté with celery in olive oil. Season with Salt and pepper and  …

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Be a lion not a sheep

Hi Lama. I’m a college student and I have a great fear that I will not succeed. I feel anxious all the time and constantly compare myself with my classmates and worry about my exams. When the feeling gets really bad, I smoke marijuana to relax. It works temporarily, but …

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Adopt a PET!

Kuzu kuzu! We are the cutest puppy twins you ever saw in this column! At least, this is what our foster mummy tells us. We arrived at the shelter two weeks ago from Taba. We were vomiting a lot and bleeding from our noses and the people there said we …

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Conservation pioneer in its own right

As the winter arrives, the Black Mountain range is covered in snow. The Phobjikha valley in Wangdue, winter home of the black-necked crane if full sings. This is the valley where the country’s conservation initiatives began.

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Building ​protein

Since I cannot afford to buy supplements, could you recommend the cheapest source of protein available locally?

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The Bjipi Pawo Dance

The Bjipi Pawo (བྱིས་པའི་དཔའ་བོ་) dance is a unique piece of Bhutanese performing arts. It is performed as part of a procession during an important reception or event. The term Bjipi Pawo is generally thought to refer to young (བྱིས་པ་) heroes (དཔའ་བོ་) or valiant youth.

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