WHAT CAN I BECOME When you listen to someone speak or while reading a book, you’re enthralled by how words sound, connects to another to form a sentence which, finally structures up to a meaning. You don’t take language for granted. It’s a fluid means to pass on centuries of cultures and traditions that the human races have evolved with.
If you are that person, become a linguist.
Who can become a Linguist?
-Who [... Read More]
WINTER There was a time when the lateral highways in the country, especially those at the high altitude, remained closed for months during winters.
The chief engineer of road division under ministry of works and human settlement, Tshering Wangdi, said with snowfall and roads covered with sheet of ice, it required maintenance.
Road maintenance division around the country deployed people to work on it for months.
“Without any cellular reception, a person had to come all the [... Read More]
HEALTH & FITNESS Will exercise help people with digestion problems?
-Tshering Yangzom, corporate employee, ThimphuDear Tshering,
YES. All kinds of physical exercise, including stretching, can help reduce or eliminate various kinds of digestion problems.
While on the subject of digestion, let’s delve into it and make as much sense of it as possible.
Let’s discuss some of the most common digestion problems in our country.
If you don’t release stool at least once every [... Read More]
DRUKPA KUNLEY Shortly after murdering the old woman, Drukpa Kunley had another macabre adventure. Kunley was wandering down the trail toward the Indian plains when he passed a house full of people digging into a funeral feast. A woman named Akyi had died.
The crowd invited Drukpa Kunley to join them. The booze was flowing freely, which is all that was needed to entice Kunley. When Drukpa Kunley and everyone else had become thoroughly drunk, [... Read More]
LAST PAGE Perched up high on the bus, squatting on his feet, and momentarily staring at Wangchu river flowing below the Lungtenzampa bridge was Bir Bahadur, 48, taking a short break, after lowering all of his passengers’ luggage.
One might actually find it peculiar, if one saw him that way, while the children burst out giggling, looking up at him from the side of the bus. But, for Bir Bahadur, it is one of the [... Read More]
COVER STORY Winter! Despite the cold it’s also the season of warmth, merrymaking and celebrations. What with a series of New Year celebrations, be it traditional or otherwise, and it’s not just an excuse to have a good time.
The Gregorian New Year offers one time to reflect backwards, so one can take steps forward. The traditional ones – Chunipa and Daw Dangpai losar gives farmers across the country to celebrate their year’s worth [... Read More]
Make ‘em or break ‘em, we can’t do, it would seem, without ‘em
New Years 2013 Lose weight, quit smoking, spend more time with family, become fit, save money – these are some of the common resolutions often made at the beginning of a year worldwide, according to statistics and research.
Some are able to stick to these commitments made, while others tend to forget them, once the festivities are over and life falls back [... Read More]
What can I become? If you love being around books, interested in research, acquiring and disseminating information on almost everything that’s documented, and enjoy being in charge of a mine of information, become a librarian.
Who can become a librarian?
-who has studied library science
-with patience and good communication skill
-good in organising and classifying books according to subjects
-interested in learning and with some basic knowledge on the books in the [... Read More]
TRENDS: The It List Boots have always been a dominant choice for women during winters; this winter, however, they have come in different shapes, sizes and colours, the most favoured being the one with fur and wedge heels tucked neatly and unrecognisably inside the material.
“They make me look taller without being noticed, as the heels are hidden inside the boot,” Tenzin, 17, said.
But if you are looking for something more exciting and extreme, Doc [... Read More]
TECH CORNER : ASK BOAZ When I tried to install Windows 8 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop, it didn’t work and the screen became black. The same problem happened to my friend who owns the same model. Please help.
— Kencho Nima, Sherubtse College
Welcome to the risky world of Windows upgrades! Luckily for you, other owners of the same laptop model (Dell Inspiron N5110) have had similar issues, and there are [... Read More]