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A fatherโ€™s apprentice artisan-Clay Moulding

โ€ฆthe boy is a young apprentice to his father and during 2022 winter vacation he even moulded the stupa of Tempa (Buddha) By Sonam Deki The Skills Training and Education Pathways Up-gradation Project: Summary Sector Assessment – Education mentions, โ€œIn order for Bhutan to continue growing as a lower middle-income economy, skills development is required to address the unmet need …

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NCDs becoming public health concern in Bhutan

Phurpa Wangmo Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors. It has been noticed that the most common NCDs among Bhutanese are alcoholic liver disease, hypertension, cervical cancer, stomach cancer, diabetes, heart and kidney disease. Despite Health Ministryโ€™s continuous effort …

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Housing crunch becoming more dreaded in Perth

โ€ฆ๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’…๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’“๐’‚๐’”๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’• ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…๐’”โ€™ ๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’” ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ท๐’†๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’š๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ Tenzin Lhaden A housing crunch has been growing in Australia in the past years, which has become more acute in the past few months, particularly in cities like Perth. The rental crisis is mainly attributed to …

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Four Helicopters of Indian Army arrived this morning from Siliguri, with the assistance of Royal Bhutan Army to conduct a casualty evacuation mission (CASEVAC) from Wachey, Lunana,

With the assistance of Royal Bhutan Army, four Helicopters of Indian Army arrived this morning from Siliguri, to conduct a casualty evacuation mission (CASEVAC) from Wachey, Lunana. The helicopters arrived in Paro at 7:37 AM and after a brief meeting with our officials, the evacuation mission was finalized and commenced from Paro at 9:16 AM. The helicopters conducting the rescue …

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TVET to offer skills required
for the nation building

โ€ฆ . Sonam DekiRobust Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) systems are frequently viewed as the answer for the nationโ€™s unemployment issues as well as for economic development. On February 17, the fourth convocation for graduates of technical and Zorig Chusum Institutes from the 2016โ€“2020 academic years was conducted. Just 516 of the more than 2000 graduates from TVET in …

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Dzongkhags service deliveries remain unaffected despite rising attritions

โ€ฆ๐’…๐’–๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’๐’š๐’†๐’†๐’” ๐’Ž๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š-๐’•๐’‚๐’”๐’Œ ๐’†๐’๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š. ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“, ๐’„๐’๐’๐’„๐’†๐’“๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† 13๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’€๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’ Sonam Deki Civil service employee attrition just continues to rise; from beginning of year 2023 till date about 677 civil servants are reported to have resigned. Employee attritions are not confined to government but other private and corporate …

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An interview with Karma Jerry

Meet Karma Jerry – a young, dynamic force to be reckoned with in the Bhutanese film industry. With a mere few years under his belt, Jerry has cemented his place as a well-known choreographer and film director, delivering hit movies and expertly choreographed song sequences time and time again. His exceptional talent and dedication have earned him numerous national awards, …

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RUBโ€™s decreasing enrolment in arts stream stews students, teachers

โ€ฆthe employment of the arts teacher might also be eliminated if the number of pupils studying the arts declines, says the concern arts teacher By Sonam DekiThimphu With the Royal University of Bhutanโ€™s (RUB) initiative aimed at reducing enrollment in the arts stream, courses within the stream may be left unfilled by students from 2023 onwards, potentially resulting in the …

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An interview with PELDEN DORJI

Pelden Dorji, popularly known as Ata Pelden, a man who has played role of a โ€œAtaโ€- an elder brother to aspiring youths in the film industry with his relentless guidance and support driven with decades of experience and wisdom in this field, and an affable figure known for his simplicity and humility. Ata Pelden is one of the founders of …

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Cabbies griping with decreasing passengers

โ€ฆ๐’˜๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’๐’š ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐‘ต๐’–. 1000 ๐’‘๐’†๐’“ ๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’…๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‚๐’™๐’Š ๐’”๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’‚๐’™๐’Š ๐’…๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“ Sonam Deki The city bus picks up the majority of passengers in Thimphu, while other half are travelling abroad, says the Taxi driver in Thimphu.0 Karma, taxi driver in Thimphu said โ€œI have been a taxi driver for more than 7 years. Thimphu was an …

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