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The beautiful game in Samba land


The Big One on the sports calendar will this year be hosted in Brazil

COVER STORY My dear wife,  the FIFA world cup 2014 will be live in a few days. Let me lay down few rules that will preserve our relation and our beauty.

The TV remote control belongs to me until July 13.  Tell your friends not to give births, wed or die or whatever during the world cup because we [... Read More]

The predictions


What this year’s World Cup has to throw up

Host nations have always been favourites in the World Cup. Is the World Cup 2014 Brazil’s?

Brazil is just back from their title winning campaign of Confederations Cup 2013, and has not lost a single match in 30 games.  This impressive home run could fire Brazil’s belief to add a record sixth World Cup trophy.

While home advantage, crowd, climate and the record favouring the host nation, [... Read More]

Saga Dawa, the auspicious month


WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO Saga Dawa, the fourth Bhutanese month and equivalent of Vaisakha month in Indian calendar, is a duezang. Duezang, literally means, auspicious time. Due refers to time and zang means auspicious or good.

An auspicious time is when all the right circumstances are present and when the internal and external causes and conditions for a good outcome have converged.  As an external cosmological or astrological condition, the [... Read More]

Let go of prejudice

In this new fortnightly feature Lama Shenphen Zangpo will provide Buddhist-themed answers to youth-related questions.

That way, the kind of job one does won’t matter

YOUTH IN FOCUS I graduated class 12 and have been looking for work, but can only find kitchen jobs or work as a waiter. What should I do?
Sangay, Thimphu

Well, when we strongly dislike something it is important to investigate the root cause of our aversion. In your [... Read More]

Film that puts you to thinking


REVIEW Dechen Roder brings yet another thought-provoking film. This time, it’s about making the right choices in life.

Just as the name of the film says it, The Heart in the Mandala, is about realising the importance of taking a stand and making a decision instead of leaving everything up to fate. It is about making right choices in life.

The film zooms in on Tshomo, played by Dechen Wangmo, who at the end of [... Read More]

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]

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