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Kesang Choden sat us down for an interview in Chuniding Food on a drizzling Wednesday afternoon, but that didn’t stop her bright personality showing up in the answers that she gave to our questions. Kesang Choden is the woman behind Chuniding, a food brand from Bhutan that brings to the […]
Malaya Jewelry is a Bhutan-based and inspired brand focused on designing and crafting jewelry with a deep connection to the spiritual traditions of the Himalayas. Andrzej Rybszleger – a Bhutan based designer, Tibetan translator and Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner from Poland and a Thimphu based entrepreneur and patron of the monastic tradition – Dechen Choden Yoezer partnered up to create a jewelry brand that proudly represents the rich tradition of the Dharma and Bhutan in particular. “We decided that sacred traditions need appropriate representation in the world of jewelry – helping others find inspiration, healing, protection and awakening.” say the partners.
My impression of a holiday in Thailand had always been sandy beaches and bustling cities but when I was sent for a blogging project to the Northeast of Thailand, little did I realize I would soon discover a different side to this Kingdom. Here are the top things I cherished during my stay in Ban Phu, Mukdahan in the northeast of Thailand.
There is an art to making bread, and this young aspiring restauranteur is patiently learning to master this culinary skill. photos by PemC Jamsel Tshering Gyaltshen decided to choose a future in the food industry after having graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He soon gathered […]
Miniature Bhutan carves on the lead of pencil tips to make traditional miniature sculptures such as the Buddha, traditional bridges, swords and butter lamps. The designs are so intricate to the point that each product has minute details that can be seen magnificently on close speculation. Written by Dilisha Subba […]
As more and more stylish Bhutanese women in the capital pair traditional vintage kiras (traditional attire for women in Bhutan) with the stunning Japanese silk tegos (Jacket worn on kiras); we witness a gorgeous union of two heritage textiles and artistic history that have still managed to stand its time. […]
It’s no surprise that Bhutanese can turn anything into a “Datsi” (Cheesy) concoction in our kitchen. From Kewa (potato) Datsi to Ema (Chili) Datsi, you can say we love a lot of cheese in our meals. To celebrate the late summer rains, today’s “Datsi Tsheum” (stew) will feature Sese Shamu […]
They are leaders, motivators and teachers. These coaches are working tirelessly in molding the future athletes of the country and, while they’re at it, passing down their passion for sports. Written by Sonam Pelden Edited by Karen Lim Taekwando coach Pem Chuki When Pem Choki first took […]
‘Kadoo’ board game, born from an idea to bring nature home is perfectly relevant to anyone living in the urban jungle. From recurring news on planet deterioration to climate change, animal extinction, inequality and other large scale conflicts, people’s wellbeing has never been at a greater risk. The importance of understanding […]
Suja, literally translated to mean churned tea, is the Bhutanese name for butter tea, a type of tea quite popular in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan. Written by Pema Yangchen In the olden days, preparation of Suja was quite the task and a wooden churner was […]