Especially when made twice – which is why the theme for this year’s IWD is a repeat of the last
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN”S DAY 2013 This year’s theme for international women’s day, which was observed yesterday, is ‘A promise is a promise’ , the same theme adopted last year.
This, respect educate nurture and empower women (RENEW) officials, said was done intentionally to draw attention to the commitments different stakeholders have made to tackle women’s [... Read More]
WHAT CAN I BECOME Many think that orthopedic is just to do with bones but in reality it is more to do with bone fractures, problems related with soft tissue in bones, deformities, muscle and spinal problems among many. The job entails not only looking after patients who suffer from such musculoskeletal problems but also performing various surgeries. Do you think you have what it takes to be an Orthopedist?
Who can [... Read More]
Male victims aren’t commonplace, and they’re even less likely to report being abused
MALE VICTIMS When one hears the words ‘domestic violence’, the picture that is usually formed is that of women, children or maids being battered.
Not many think that even men may also be subjected to such treatment, but they are. Surprising as it may seem, men are also abused in their own homes, although the numbers (on record, at least) are [... Read More]
LAW The domestic violence prevention Act states that violence perpetrated by a defendant against a person who is spouse or partner, family member, shares household, has intimate relationaship, shares a landlord–tenant or employer-employee relationships would be considered as victims of domestic violence.
The offence of domestic violence is in accordance to physical, emotional and economical abuse perpetrated.
Some of the salient features of the Act are a need to ensure a prompt and just legal [... Read More]
HEALTH & FITNESS I am an 80kg nursing mother wanting to lose weight. What would you recommend, in terms of a healthy diet, so nutritional requirements are fulfilled, while I lose weight and my baby is not affected?
Congratulations on being a mother. The role of a mother comes with a lot of responsibility, and one of the most basic is being the sole individual responsible, in terms of nutrition, for [... Read More]
LAST PAGE Our society continues to be plagued by domestic violence, perpetrated out of anachronistic socio-cultural perceptions and practices, rooted on the ideology of male superiority and a culture of violence.
Almost every working day, we come across a fellow human being, who is battered black and blue, her senses numbed, mental peace shattered, and life constantly tormented within the intimate relationship of a family setting that is supposed to be epitome of love and [... Read More]
TECH CORNER: ASK BOAZ I will be volunteering in Bhutan in the spring. Will I be able to use my Samsung Galaxy S II phone there? Do I need to get a local SIM or can I use my Vodafone SIM?
— Emma, New Zealand
Before travelling to Bhutan, make sure that your phone’s hardware is compatible: In your case, Samsung Galaxy S II supports all four major GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 [... Read More]
Giving essence to objects of worship
COVER STORY More than 30 bronze statues of Guru, Buddha, Tshepamey, Zhabdrung, Chenreyzig and Jampelyang, faces wrapped in white scarves or cotton, sit on a metal shelf that almost touches the ceiling.
A huge figurine of a seated Guru Rimpoche, surrounded by other manifestations of the great teacher, occupy the centre of the room. Three more statues are on a table and a few, smaller ones, are on [... Read More]
Mani scriptures installed as zung in a Chenreyzig statue
CONTENTS Contents or the zung of every statue differ only in few ways. All statues contain holy Buddhist scriptures and precious metals.
Chophel, who makes zung, said what constitutes the zung depends mainly on how much the owner of the statue can afford to invest.
“Then it is simply the size of the statue, for a bigger ones requiring a variety and more materials,” he said.
The soul of a statue, Chophel said, is the sog [... Read More]
WHAT CAN I BECOME Eyes are windows to the soul. Isn’t it a beautiful expression for the exquisite pair with which one can behold all there is to see in this world?
But the eyes are fragile, and sometimes need assistance so its vision is clear. An optician can help by means of designing and fitting lenses to correct a person’s eyesight.
Who can become an Optician?
-with science background for general [... Read More]