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How to lose weight … all but unwittingly

PART ONE Why this article? To plead its cause and, in the bargain, grab some eyeballs THE first point one might raise on spotting the title of this light take on an issue of some gravitas is: does it merit precious space in the hallowed columns of a national newspaper?

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The Bodhisattva King: a quick review

The latest book dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo comes with a bang. It’s the colossal 368-page The Bodhisattva King: His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan put together by Tshering Tashi and Thierry Mathou (PhD). The hardback features 31 articles written by 28 people, both Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese, from various professional backgrounds.

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2015 and the Lunar Year that was: from good to bad

As large parts of Asia celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year (February 8), it’s in with the Year of the Monkey. But before the lunar year past and the Year of the Sheep recedes into memory, we take our annual look back at the people and events that …

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A Moment… A Nation… A Destiny…

It is a rarity reserved for our good earth’s chosen spots. The constellation of the celestial, the natural and the human in the realm of a people’s collective experience marks a nation out as the Jewel of the Himalayas.

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​​Get them back on their feet

Simply banning thukpa and momos sellers is not right

Twenty something youth stand around a fire holding a cup each. Some five people – a mix of youth and middle-aged persons sit behind two hot cases. Steam rises from the two hot cases and the cups. The youths are relieving themselves of the cold with the hot thukpa.

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Save the White -Bellied Heron

Early this month (1st – 4th December, 2015), Punakha saw the convergence of close to 70 participants – all with interest in conservation and environment – to an international workshop held at Drupchhu Resort, Punakha. First of its kind in Bhutan, the workshop discussed the conservation of the critically endangered …

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High-value mountain products promote sustainable livelihoods

The bountiful mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) are a cornucopia of diverse, high-value products. With an abundance of niche goods, the region has a comparative advantage over other markets due to the increasing demand for high-quality, unique, natural products derived from traditional know-how.

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