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Heap of Jewels

In 2015, the Parliament carved out 1,356 acres of land in Paro as the Dzongkhag Thromde. The new town will include 500 acres of prime paddy land, stretching north of Bonday town,

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Tencholing and Beyond

I don’t have to imagine it any more or form mental images of what must go on out there nor do I have to content myself with fleeting glimpses of marching columns in orange fatigue.

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Promoting healthy ageing is an opportunity, not an obligation

From the foothills of Nepal’s snow-capped Himalayas to the beaches of the Timor Sea, the population of WHO’s South-East Asia Region is ageing. Eight percent of the Region, or around 142 million people, are currently over the age of 60, with estimates suggesting the proportion will rise to over 20 percent by 2050.

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Alcohol – The good, the bad and the ugly sides of drinking [Part Two]

Taking the holistic view of a really old habit that just won’t quit

The great leap upward: from the depths of a lowbrow dive to the heights of a high priest’s table 

WHAT first took wing as a poor man’s home treat soared, in tandem with the art and science of alcohol, whose concoction bestrides both worlds, into a status symbol at high-end salons and suchlike.

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Alcohol – The good, the bad and the ugly sides of drinking [Part One]

Taking the holistic view of a really old habit that just won’t quit 

One good reason for alky’s age-old ties with mankind?  It can’t be all bad! LET me start, in the set essay style, with a relevant quote.  The only, if standout, difference is that it’s one of my own, coined right here and now for this article!  How’s that for cheek?  Those who’ve known my Recycled Cliché oeuvre will also know I can’t say no to a pun.  So humour this quirk of mine, won’t you, and let me baldly state that — ahem! —alcohol is as old as the stills!  Old - hills – stills - pretty lame, I know, but …well … you know.

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