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Film is a reflection of society: Tabu


Tabu is an Indian actress who has been in the film business for the past 25 years. During her three-day stay in Thimphu, for the recent Mountain Echoes literary festival, she learnt the art of Mandala painting at Dechenphodrang monastery. She spoke with Kuensel’s Thinley Zangmo.

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Importer charged with tax evasion

Tax: An importer in Phuentsholing, the country’s commercial hub, has reportedly evaded sales tax and customs duty amounting to more than Nu 11.045 million (M) for goods imported from third countries.

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18 gup candidates in Haa

LG: Two women gup candidates from Haa will contest against 16 men candidates in the up coming local government election on September 27.

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Construction of largest choeten delayed

The choeten is expected to be completed next year

Infrastructure: The Jangchub choeten in Ura, Bumthang, that was supposed to have been completed this year is still under construction. Completion has been delayed due to financial constraints.

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New pedagogy training for Dzongkha teachers

Education: In another milestone in education reform, the Ministry of Education has successfully translated 13 teaching structures of Spencer Kagan to Dzongkha and trained 45 Dzongkha teachers as trainer of trainers last week.

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My Country, My Town

  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu