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This digital “artist” gives modern pop culture icons a more Bhutanese twist.
If you scroll through instagram page @freyalise.navigatio, you’ll find the most adorable photos of a little animator doll, Dolkar, dressed in the most beautifully embellished kira ensemble (complete with rachu, koma and bjiru) as if posing for the camera. These pretty costumes were created by Yu Jianing, a chinese woman […]
When Imtiaz Ali, the Director behind Bollywood gems like Highway, Rockstar, Jab We Met and so many more, came to Bhutan for Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, he took some time to have lunch with us and waiiiii….he’s so humble la! This special zhimmey segment is Imtiaz Ali trying Bhutanese food but […]
Get a beautiful glimpse into a Bhutanese wedding through this endearing wedding video created by a friend of the groom. This will definitely melt your heart. Video by Namgay Wangchuk DJ
‘Trima’ literally means ‘coiling the warp,’ and is a highly-sophisticated technique where weft yarns are entwined around the warp yarns, producing motifs that are raised above the ground cloth and are often mistaken for embroidery. These sophisticated designs and motifs are created by highly skilled weavers and can easily take […]
This time on ‘Health & Wellness with Chimi’, we meet Thimphu’s only classical Hatha Yoga teacher Tenzin Yangden who talks about the misconceptions and benefits of yoga. Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that emphasizes physical exercises to master the body along with mind exercises to withdraw it from external distractions. […]
All roads lead to Bhutan this August, as one of the happiest nations in the world gears up for the eighth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival. As the Land of the Thunder Dragon gets set to celebrate ‘Untouched Beauty, Unexplored Ideas and Unstoppable Voices’, we give you eight reasons to visit this distinctive literary, arts […]
It is true that poetry is a silent subculture within an already small literary community in Bhutan. Poetry is often seen as “confusing” or “hard to understand” by many. But when Junction Bookstore organized an online ‘Book Spine Poetry’ contest, little did they realize how this modest contest would succeed […]
Yeewong handpicked a collection of authentic products from Sabah made by Bhutanese home-based workers from different parts of the country designed to style your home with a more traditional touch.
From colourfully designed satchels and slings to chic flared skirts, Wangpe Tashi is picking out the best traditional textile has to offer. While contributing her kira designs for our summer issue, the designer is also slowly prepping for a contemporary line of skirts, bags and dresses in probably the most […]