COVER STORY Residents of Mongar town are, perhaps, the most judicious users of water. Not for any other reason than years of adjustment to the chronic water shortage they have been living with.
Each home has a barrel to store water, which families use only when needed. During weekends, they go to nearby streams to wash and clean.
Mongar residents blame the drinking water supply problem to a bust distribution system that the municipality has [... Read More]
Most workshops across the country are located near a stream or a river (NEC)
Cleaning up this tributary is essential to keep the Wangchu healthy and clean
POLLUTION The large number of automobile workshops at Olakha, Thimphu and the lack of a ‘good mechanism’ to treat water before it’s released into the Olarongchu, which flows into the Wangchu, is a growing concern for environment officials.
Of the 133 vehicle workshops across the country, 67 are in Thimphu, according to records with economics affairs ministry.
G Karma Chhopel, chief environment officer [... Read More]
WHAT CAN I BECOME If you are a foodie who dreams of molding and carving shapes out of flour to evolve into pastries, desserts, or bread, with a keen tongue for them, becoming a pastry chef could be the right choice for you. There is no doubt a pastry chef’s job is satisfying, sharing the tenderness and the sweetness.
Who can become a pastry chef?
-Has basic training in pastry making
-Is [... Read More]
Each tap is expected to cater to the needs of two households
RURAL WATER SUPPLY SCHEME Water sources, especially in eastern districts like Pemagatshel and Trashiyangtse, are drying up, and the most likely reason why is climate change.
This, Rinchen Wangdi, chief engineer with public health engineering division with health ministry, said would affect the coverage gained under ‘rural water supply scheme’ so far.
The current nationwide water supply coverage stands at 96.8 percent and, for rural areas, the coverage is 94.8. “These figures are based on [... Read More]
Counstruction of the dam in Punatsangchhu
HYDROELECTRICITY Most river systems in the country are glacial-fed that feed the hydropower plants, the nation’s main source of revenue.
While glaciers contribute so much to the river systems, a significant of it is dependent on the monsoons that regulate the flow of rivers and into run-of-the-river hydropower plants.
With global warming and the subsequent fears of glaciers retreating hydropower project official said building reservoirs had become all the more important.
“Reservoirs and dams that provide [... Read More]
HEALTH & FITNESS Hi Sir
I wanted to request a workout routine to tone and improve definition. I will also appreciate a diet program. I have been working with weights seriously for about 3 years. What do you think about high repetition for getting ripped? Thanks.
Achieving definition, muscularity or ‘contest ripped to shreds physique’ has in my opinion nothing to do with training.
The only relation your workout with weights has [... Read More]
Mandatory to bring boiled drinking
water from home
Besides practising cleanliness and hygiene, students adopt streams and apply water harvesting technologies
SCHOOL WATER PROGRAM Students across the country marked World Water Day yesterday by cleaning water tanks, water sources and through awareness programs in their schools.
While the international theme is water cooperation, the schools have adopted ‘water for thought’ as the theme.
“Water is used for everything, and the idea is to focus on conservation and efficient use of water,” Sherab, [... Read More]
LAST PAGE For the last decade, due to rise in housing constructions and increasing population in the capital, people have been using more water, leading to water shortages, followed by endless water-related complaints.
Whenever there are complaints, my co-workers and I go to the site and try to solve the problem by fixing, distributing and connecting water pipes to these homes.
I have been doing this for the last 10 years.
Although work used to be [... Read More]
The colourful and scented floral world has many followers
COVER STORY Flowers don’t smile. Nor do they become excited, unless a gentle breeze catches them unaware and so they sway. But they can persuade those around to stop and look, enjoy, smile, chit-chat excitedly like little girls, and bring about wave after wave of contentment.
Spring is associated with all things good. To name a few – hope, revival and rejuvenation. And what is spring [... Read More]
SUPERSTITIONS BB Gurung, 72, worked over three decades as a gardener for a school in Thimphu. The surrounding outside his humble hut would showcase some of the most beautiful flowers. Teachers and students would come by his home and watch the flowers in awe.
“BB Gurung’s children were a good-looking lot,” a former student of the school where BB Gurung worked, said. “It is believed that if one cares for and tends flowers, one [... Read More]