Recent News from Kuensel
13 August, 2011 - Peter Singer is an Australian philosopher and professor of bio-ethics at Princeton University, who was in Thimphu recently to participate in the Happiness and Economics Development workshop.
Perspectives 14 August, 2011 - Once upon a time, the night hunt used to be fair game hereabouts; and still is, albeit far less so. A sort of nocturnal counterpart it was to archery: the national (day) sport of choice.
Happiness & Economic Development 13 August, 2011 - Weve agreed that happiness is a valid objective for society, for the world, for individuals, said professor Jeffrey Sachs, at the end of the three-day happiness and economic development conference yesterday in Thimphu.
A birds eyeview of Kabjisa
Kabji, Punakha 13 August, 2011 - Months after the cadastral resurvey was completed in Punakha dzongkhag, about 25 landowners in Kabji gewog are worried that they will have to part with their land.
Gyalpoizhing, Mongar 13 August, 2011 - A landowner, who used to own about 15 acres of paddy field in the current Gyalpoizhing town, expresses his regret over losing his land to the government in the late 90s.
Voters wait at Kapatapsa School polling station for their turn to vote
Goenshari Gup Re-election 13 August, 2011 - The reelection for post of Punakhas Goenshari gup yesterday ended with Kinley Dorji winning by 16 votes over his opponent Kinley Wangchuk.
Health Secretary 13 August, 2011 - A senior civil servant in a managerial position, and not necessarily with a health background, is what the Royal Civil Service Commission would be looking for to fill the health secretary post that has now become vacant with the resignation of Dasho (Dr) Gado Tshering.
14 July, 2011 - Farmers Tshering Lhamo and Karma of Somthrang, Ura, spent last Saturday whitewashing the village community lhakhang.
BAMBOO DRUM 14 July, 2011 - Much more easier to make than the kongtha and perhaps even less used, is the tsai-ding drangyen from Kheng, Zhemgang. Tsai-ding drangyen translates as bamboo drum.
TECH CORNER 14 July, 2011 - I was searching for the 2010 cordyceps auction results on the MoAF website but to no avail. I know it’s there. Why can’t I find it?
P. Y., Bumthang
Tales 14 July, 2011 - The younger generation may be captivated by the acoustic guitar over the traditional drangyen, but the colourful instrument with a serpent head is just as, or even more, captivating with its religious and ancient symbolism and stories.
Tashi Phuntsho with his drangyen bes, which is bigger in size to amplify musicPROFESSION 14 July, 2011 - When Tashi Phuntsho left his village in Pemagatshel for Thimphu during the third kings time, music was the last thing on his mind. He was traversing the country to study at the Semtokha Rigzhung school.
FOOD 14 July, 2011 - Chili chocolate? Or how about an ema-datsi toasted sandwich? This is not something out of a chili fanatics fantasy recipe book. Its part of the menu of Hot Art Café, which serves all things chili-ed.
UPDATE: Nepal Plane Crash Report 14 July, 2011 - Violation of civil aviation rules and not erroneous instruction from the air traffic control caused the Tara Air plane to crash in Nepal last December, civil aviation officials said.