Director: Tshering Wangyel
Producer: Tindin Bidha and Tshering Tenzin
MOVIE REVIEW With a good mix of laughter and emotional drama, the movie Selzin is about love, support and bonding of a family.
Directed by Tshering Wangyel, the movie was entirely shot in Paro. A few new characters in the movie, for a change, seemed refreshing.
Tandin Bidha plays two characters – twins – known as Yeatsho and Selzin, who are separated at birth by a twist to the overall plot.
Raised by a humble family, [... Read More]
LAST PAGE Knitting came as a hobby for me, something that always fascinated me since I was a little girl.
I learnt knitting when I was 11. Watching people and my cousins knit, I used to try it at home. As time passed by, I got hooked to it and improved a lot since then.
I started with a muffler and then got into socks, sweaters and almost everything. Now that I know almost all [... Read More]
Gone are the days when farmers took time off during the cold season
COVER STORY There is a drastic difference in temperature between Trashigang town and Yonphula, about 30km from each other, yet the chilly Yonphula is no stranger to vegetable farming, at least not in recent years.
A former dzongkhag agriculture officer, Dhendup Dukpa, 58, from Yonphupam, has not only been encouraging, but also demonstrating that commercial farming can be done in a place [... Read More]
SELF-SUFFICIENCY Last winter, gearing towards self-reliance in vegetable production, 637 acres of wet and dry land in Tsirang, Samtse, Dagana and Chukha were brought under vegetable cultivation.
This initiative of the agriculture ministry was also geared towards meeting the demand of the centenary farmers’ market (CFM) in the capital, which is the biggest vegetable market in the country.
Last year, the total vegetable requirement in the CFM was 2,483MT in winter, where 1,915MT was imported [... Read More]
LET’S MAKE IT SIMPLE What is WTO? A plane, a bird or a video game? Well no! It’s something else entirely. When the world economy is becoming increasingly integrated to one another, there has to be something that ensures free, fair and smooth flow of goods and services between or among nations.
The WTO or the world trade organisation is therefore an entity that provides nations with the rules of trading between one another.
In [... Read More]
Combine harvester can harvest, thresh and winnow (File photo)
COMBINE HARVESTER Over 20 acres of paddy was harvested using the combine harvester in October, taking the farmers in Paro a step closer to mechanised farming.
The combine harvester is a machine that can harvest, thresh and winnow paddy at the same time.
The agriculture machinery center (AMC) in Paro received six combine harvesters under the Japanese non-project grant aid and it was demonstrated to the farmers in Paro, whose fields were located in flat [... Read More]
HEALTH & FITNESS I weigh 44kg and have been trying to gain weight but to no avail.
How do I go about? What are some of the daily exercises I can do? Does smoking and consuming alcohol hamper weight gain?
The best way to gain weight is to gain muscle through weight training and sound nutrition. This type of weight gain will be useful since more muscle means more energy and [... Read More]
Namkha Dronma’s House
DRUKPA KUNLEY Ah, but the heart can be a frail thing. Some time later, the demoness had a misunderstanding (over a rival woman, of course) that led to one of the epic Himalayan battles.
You may recall our mentioning a woman named Namkha Dronma, when we were telling the story of the cave at Tseluna Ney. She, through no fault of her own, was the underlying cause of a very serious lovers’ quarrel between [... Read More]
LAST PAGE Winters are extremely cold in Bumthang and vegetable cultivation is impossible.
Apart from spinach and coriander, we cannot cultivate any vegetable or spice, even in the green house where we grow the two plants in winter.
I started green house farming with two other friends in 2008 with support from the dzongkhag agriculture office. We also have a 2.5 acre field where we grow all types of vegetables when the season permits.
While we [... Read More]
Following in the footsteps of the constitutional body set up to tackle this social evil
COVER STORY The first move, in the words of Dasho Neten Zangmo, after her appointment via a royal decree as the chairperson of anti-corruption commission (ACC), was to establish the institution as a credible one, with the capacity to discharge its responsibilities.
That was in 2006.
Eight years down the line, where does the constitutional body, established in anticipation of the [... Read More]