16 March 2009 – Have you heard lately the phone conversations especially of our youth? Listen to how a call is answered and youll realise that people just dont say hello anymore.Whether its the movies that started the trend, or popular phone culture that prompted the shift in movies, hello, the most common verbal greeting in English-speaking countries, is being slowly relegated to history.
But before this greeting got replaced with, heys and yeahs, [... Read More]
16 March 2009 – Certified fitness trainer from ISSA, Wangchen, talks about the ins and outs of bodybuilding, a sport still new to us.
People always seek excuses for not finding enough time to work out. But, if youre really serious about it, you must make time.
A bodybuilder beginners first aim would be to achieve a certain number of repetitions (number of times you lift a certain weight) with a [... Read More]
16 March 2009 – Lobzang, 22, from Gangkha village, Chapcha, Chukha, is an amateur bodybuilder.He shares his views on the bodybuilding culture in the country.
1. What do you do?
I dont have a job.2. Where did you study?
Im a class XII pass from Kelki high school.
3. Why do you like bodybuilding?
Its a sport that keeps me fit and I want to encourage our youth to take this [... Read More]
14 March, 2009 – If fashion entails looking good on the outside, well-being is all about feeling good inside. When exercise becomes a necessary luxury, even Bhutanese go in for it.
In a country, where few people join health clubs and fewer still have a gym at home, its surprising to see health faddists, or aspiring bodybuilders, thronging one of the few fitness centres in Thimphu, Planet Gym.By six oclock [... Read More]
14 March, 2009 – For hundreds of years, Buddhism has provided us rules to live by, solace in times of trouble and a sense of community. It has been central to our way of life. From the time a child is born, right through adulthood till the time of death, it has been a value system that held our small-scale agrarian society together. But times have changed and Buddhism, which is [... Read More]
11 March, 2009 – That Bhutan Post is working on a proper postal address system for the country does sound idiosyncratic when the world, including Bhutan, is increasingly communicating digitally and electronically.It means that, even as we embrace new developments, we still have basic problems that need to be addressed. The digital revolution has significantly reduced mail volume and dented the sustainability of the postal services but it is still a necessity to deliver [... Read More]
One thing divorced working women miss most is
quality time with their children
|Sonam Choden with her son Jigme on his first day at a Thimphu day care centre
10 March, 2009 – Sonam Choden wakes up at 6:00 a.m. every weekday, bathes her two-and-half-year-old son, does the house laundry, and whips up a breakfast that her son likes egg-fried rice. While her son eats, Sonam [... Read More]
9 March, 2009 – Not so long ago getting an education, not its quality, was the concern. Our parents never went to school. Most were farmers and the few who had primary education became government officers.They were happy to see their children get free education. It was a time when there were few distractions and landing a job after schooling was assured.
Today it is about quality, an issue raised by those, [... Read More]
9 March, 2009 – A
nother year, another March 8, another International Womens Day, and still miles to go. We are yet to break the silence, yet to make women aware of their rights and yet to recognise their efforts.
World population hit 6,872,741,131 on 1 January 2009
Of 1.2 billion people
living in poverty world-wide 70% are women
80% of the worlds 27 [... Read More]
9 March, 2009 –
We too can do it. Meet these two women who have taken up male dominated jobs. Way to go, girls!
Woman Taxi Driver
Two years ago little did she know that her craze for driving would lead her into mans territory.
Her passion for driving drove her to take up a job most women never think of. Yeshey Peday, 28, became a taxi driver.I dont know [... Read More]