Farmers in Samtse ready to reap quinoa

Farmers in Samtse are gearing up to harvest quinoa, a new crop which they started cultivating on a small scale as a pilot project last year. Though most of the farmers are yet to harvest, but the yield in the field has assured them about its bright future. With its success, now farmers in most […]

Reading culture in Bhutan improving, say observers

The only public library in the capital, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Public Library has garnered over 4,000 registered members within a span of 40 years. Since the reading year was initiated in 2013, the library and a handful of bookstores have tried to keep the reading culture alive. For instance, Junction bookstore gets 3-20 customers daily. […]

Thimphu TechPark trains 587 youth to be entrepreneurs

Bhutan Innovative and Technology Center (BITC) in Thimphu TechPark (TTP) has trained 587 participants, mostly youth to be entrepreneurs in nine dzongkhags since September last year. A memorandum of understanding to train 600 youth under the entrepreneurship course was signed between BITC and the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR) on […]

Lone woman candidate aspiring for NC, Pemagatshel

Business woman Jangchub Choden will contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Pemagatshel. Jangchu Choden, 28, is the lone council aspirant candidate from the dzongkhag. She is from Nangkor Nagtshang village under Shumar Gewog in Pemgatshel. She believes that gender is only a biological bent and has nothing to do with potential and […]

An agriculture enthusiast among NC aspirants from Chhukha

A Royal Thimphu College graduate and an agriculture enthusiast is one among the many aspiring candidates who would be contesting in the upcoming National Council elections this year from Chukha Dzongkhag. Hem Kumar Ghalley, 32, said he would look into the policies favoring rural farmers if elected. He reasoned that most of the people are […]

Opposition Leader outlines party’s achievement as the opposition

Opposing the government on the corporatization of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital and formation of Rural Entrepreneurship Development Corporation Limited (REDCL), raising concern on the nation’s exceeding debt burden, and opposing the Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Transport Agreement, among others, are some of the notable contributions of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) […]

Bhutan colder by 2 degree C this winter

  Globally, winter is colder this year. While India experienced abnormal drop in temperature and cold wave conditions, Bhutan is also experiencing drop in temperature by 2 degree Celsius. Icy winds has struck most areas in Bhutan intensifying the prevailing cold conditions even as the Deputy Chief Meteorologist of National Center for hydrology and meteorology, […]

Bumthap Memay: Kanglung’s happiness icon

Kanglung in Trashigang is famous for more than its premier educational institute, Sherubtse College. A local icon, 70-year-old Ap Gyembo, popularly known as Bumthap Memay spreads happiness and cheer, occupying a niche in the people’s hearts, Memay has been a resident of Kanglung for more than 40 years now. He runs a shop and can […]

Students work as parking fee collectors during the holidays

Come winter holidays and students are working as part-time parking fee collectors to earn pocket money. Fourteen-year old Tashi Dorji Ghalley is a temporary parking fee collector below Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. He is from Samtse and studying in the seventh standard in Sang-Ngag Chhoeling Lower Secondary School under Samtse Dzongkhag. Being the […]

Just Hit Send by Grasshopper – KEZANG CHODEN

I probably make a big deal out of some things. My friend says, “But you wouldn’t be Kezang if you didn’t overact to everything.” Well, this is not one of those times. When I say that this book is an absolute thunderstorm, the word doesn’t even begin to cover it. Beautiful is an understatement for […]