Aspiring youth pop artists struggle to make it big

Winter in Thimphu is chilly and most youth would prefer to stay in bed the whole day. Not in the case of Kinga Phuntsho and his team. The 20-year-old Music Television (MTV ) cinematographer is a media student from Sherubtse College, and is often seen around Coronation Park with his DSLR camera and a tripod. […]

Tendruk- Norgaygang GC road behind schedule

The blacktopping work on gewog connectivity (GC) road from Tendruk to Norgaygang (Bara) gewog in Samtse is behind schedule by almost around two years, despite the work being scheduled for completion in April 2016. The 19-km GC road blacktopping started in 2016. A private construction company, Somson Company Private Limited, is still working on the […]

Educated farmer aspires for NC, Dagana

Birendra Chimoria, a farmer, and former teacher and coach will be contesting for the National Council (NC) elections from Norbuzingkha village under Tshendagang gewog in Dagana. According to him, serving in the NC would give him an opportunity to work for the King, country and the people in the best ways possible. Citing his strengths […]

Cardamom farmers hopeful as price augments

Farmers into cardamom cultivation are hopeful of doing a good business this time as cardamom price has finally started to increase after more than a year. The price per kilogram has now reached Nu 780 for big cardamom, which was recently Nu 550. The price for local cardamom has reached 700 per kilogram and this […]

Khan Bhai: The barber who multitasked his way into hearts

Early morning before Anowar Hussian, popularly known as Khan Bhai in Kanglung, steps out from home attached to his matchbox-sized saloon just a few steps away, a handful of customers are already waiting for him. Khan Bhai is as adept at making his customers laugh as he is at snipping away locks. A multi-talented barber, […]

More than 96% graduates class X exams

Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) announced that the overall class X pass percentage for this year is 96.23%, an increase by 0.48% over 2016 pass percentage. BCSEA Secretary Tenzin Dorji said that though a vast disparity did not exist between this year’s results and last’s, the standard and quality of questions asked […]

Media students intern in media houses

Media students of Sherubtse College are interning in media houses in the capital and Trashigang during the winter break. They hope to learn and develop what they studied in the college by interacting with professional journalists. Sherubtse College is the only college in the country, which provides BA media course with a combination of two […]

Media courses in country strive to groom future journalists

Though the state of media in Bhutan is not very promising, colleges and schools are striving to provide quality media literacy. Sherubtse College alone in the country has been providing media courses both in English and Dzongkha for the last seven years with 131 graduates. A media student who belonged to the first media batch […]

Fighting corruption in Asia and the Pacific – Dasho Neten Zangmo

  Corruption is eating away at vital public services in Asia and the Pacific and it is the poor who are disproportionately paying the price. A majority of countries from the region sit firmly in the bottom half of corruption measurement indices. Despite high economic growth, 700 million people in the region live without electricity. […]

Holidays and calendars – DORJI WANGCHUK

  Today is celebrated as another local new year although as per the lunar calendar it is the 12th month of Year of Rooster. Some may be wondering why we have so many new years in Bhutan. Since ancient times different communities around the world, ethnic groups, religions and nations have different times to celebrate […]