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Go Brazil!

LAST PAGE I can’t remember which team it was or who the players were, but the yellow jersey flashes each time I remember my acquaintance with football as a child.

It was Brazil’s team that stuck to my memory and has, now, become synonymous with the World Cup.

The first time I watch the World Cup was in 1994, and there’s a vast difference in how we watch it.  Back then I recall watching the [... Read More]

Druk Chic

cover-copyPhoto: Kinley Wangchuk (Druk Lens)

Fashion’s journey has begun, but the road ahead is long 

COVER STORY Despite being summer it was cold outside.  People were waiting patiently for the fashion show to start.  But a sudden downpour destroyed the stage, perfected a few hours back.

The crew tried desperately to fix it, and was successful.  An hour later, the stage was ready.  By then it was dark but there was no stopping; the show must go on.

The lights went [... Read More]

An idea whose time has come

PBPhotos: Project-Bhutan

PROJECT BHUTAN Initiated in 2012, Project Bhutan provides a platform for children and adults to be groomed in various fields, like film and photo shooting, public speaking, table etiquette and personality development, among others.

Having modeled in India for about 10 years, Paljor Gyabak started the project upon his return to Bhutan.

Prior to that, Paljor Gyabak was running a modeling institute in Bangalore, called Flame Fashion, where he made portfolios of models, groomed them, [... Read More]

What is a money Bill?

LETS MAKE IT SIMPLE Let us understand what a Bill is before we discuss money Bill.

At the ongoing Parliament session, there are many Bills put up for discussions like the Right To Information Bill, Local Government (Amendment) Bill and National Assembly Act (Amendment) Bill.

A Bill is a proposed law, which is under consideration by a legislature. A proposed law unless passed by the legislature is still a Bill. When the legislature passes a [... Read More]

Blogging trends

LIFESTYLE Fashion blogging is gaining popularity, especially among the youth.

Girls go to outfit blogs, see what’s new and what the bloggers have to say about a skirt or a short or shoes.  Facebook has thousands of pages dedicated to fashion trends.  That’s where a number of young girls and boys spend most of their leisure time, admiring what’s new and trendy and reading about them.

However, fashion blogging isn’t as easy as it appears [... Read More]

Supplementing protein

There are different brands and types of protein supplements, and different and opposing views, depending on who I talk to. I have been training and consuming protein supplements with vague knowledge for years now. I would appreciate if you could educate me in the simplest manner so I can make better choices.

Hi Jamba

Yes there are different types of protein supplements.  To make the correct choice, firstly you [... Read More]

Fashion – savior or savage?

LAST PAGE My five-year-old daughter once looked at the mirror and tucked her tummy in and by holding her breath she said, “I don’t want to be fat like Mandy.”  Mandy, the victim of comparison here happens to be her unfortunate four-year-old cousin who is not least bit bothered about fashion or figure as long as she is well fed and comfortable in what she’s wearing.  My daughter further declares that some of her [... Read More]

The demon boys

DRUKPA KUNLEY Then Drukpa Kunley whirled the boy around and around, and, with a mighty heave, launched him into the river. The parents hysterically begged the lama to stop torturing their son.

But the parents didn’t realise that the minute DK laid hands on their son, he knew that this small creature was not a human at all, but was a demon in disguise. Furthermore, Kunley had discovered that their four previous sons had [... Read More]

Tattoo – undo


Removing body art becomes a must when seeking employment in various sectors

COVER STORY Amid a clatter of sterilised instruments and muffled sounds of those in pain, came an animated sound of a mother convincing nurses in the dressing room why her daughter needed her tattoo removed.

The daughter, who’d completed high school, had been seeking employment, but without success.

When an opening in the police was announced, she learnt that tattoos disqualified a candidate.

And so [... Read More]

The self-taught tattoo artist

27835_107617962615568_5616723_nYeshey Nidup

For Yeshey Nidup, a ‘time pass’ from school days has become a sought after service

OCCUPATION After clearing a spot on the client’s calf and marking it with a pen, Yeshey Nidup dons a pair of gloves.  He then fixes a needle on the tattooing machine. As the machine whirrs to life, his gaze becomes intent, fixed on the skin that’s been pricked swiftly by the needle.

Swaggering around revealing a tattoo on one’s body has [... Read More]