DRINK DRIVING Drink driving is still one of the leading causes of road mishaps every year, followed by human error, records with the traffic police division show.
Motor vehicle crashes due to drink driving last year stood at 171 for Thimphu, in which two died and 53 were injured. This is an increase of 12 from the previous year that recorded 159 crashes that left 49 injured.
HEALTH & FITNESS I spend most of my time in the office, seated in front of the computer with my back bent. Despite being free during weekends, I don’t have any idea what kind of exercises I should do to avoid lifestyle or other diseases. Please advise.
Ugyen Dorji, Thimphu
Just move! Its pretty simple, any movement is exercise. The more you move the more you exercise your muscles and cardiovascular system, meaning [... Read More]
Statue of Aum Choekim
DRUKPA KUNLEY With a blast, the rock flew into pieces. At that moment, all that was left of the demoness was a loud voice, which confessed she had been jealous and vengeful and promised to behave in the future. Then the demoness herself appeared in the center of the river, looking sad and repentant. She took a yak horn full of rice chung and offered it to the Lama gracefully, vowing never to [... Read More]
LAST PAGE Whether to drink or not is an individual decision based on our own willpower. A time will come during our lifetime when we have to make that decision.
I was also placed in that situation and it manifested itself in a form, whereby a senior asked me to consider drinking.
At first, I was really apprehensive and did not know how to respond to his gestures. I found it really offensive on moral [... Read More]
Youth in this remote gewog pay for their education through the sweat of their brow
COVER STORY Phuntsho Wangdi, 17, was getting restless for school to end. When it did, he rushed immediately and was in pursuit of his father, who was carrying a high-tension pole, weighing between 35-37kg, to their village in Momring under Lauri in Samdrupjongkhar.
Bearing the load with his father was another man and with them were others carrying similar materials [... Read More]
WINTER ACTIVITIES Vacations can be fun if one has already planned out what to do. Lazing around the house can be somewhat boring.
Taking opportunity of activities, designed especially for the youth, is what numerous school students are up to at this time of the year.
The youth development fund (YDF), Bhutan Olympic committee and voluntary artists’ studio, Thimphu (VAST) and the department of youth and sports under education ministry have organised a list of [... Read More]
LETS MAKE IT SIMPLE What happens when you are highly indebted, and not able to pay back the loans you’ve taken? You don’t have any promise of future earnings either. This means trouble.
If you have taken the loans from a bank, and cannot pay back, the bank will take away your properties.
Becoming highly indebted is a major reason why people suffer from depression. The same thing could apply to a country.
Bhutan’s debt has [... Read More]
JUDO While those walking in the streets of Thimphu are bent because of the cold, in an attic in one of the schools is a group of students sweating like it was peak summer.
Dressed in white uniforms, held together by a belt – of different colours – the students were practising the newly introduced sports, judo, at Pelkhil higher secondary school.
The class was divided into two groups of defense and offense. One student [... Read More]
HEALTH & FITNESS I lack inspiration when it comes to hitting a gym or exercising and most of the time I am busy working in my office. Can you please give me simple exercising tips, such as what I should do on a regular basis. It’ll help me and others like me.
- Thinley, Thimphu
You must build or find inspiration and motivation for yourself to ensure that you do what it takes [... Read More]
DRUKPA KUNEY The demoness was not born yesterday. She knew perfectly well that DK was on the way to visit one of his girlfriends. In a jealous rage, she threw away her Buddhist vows and mounted an attack.
He found her straddling the valley with her breasts flying in the wind, her hair trailing on the ground, and her organ gaping between her thighs.
Kunley knew this was a defining moment.
The lama took hold of [... Read More]