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Stuffed Tigers Are Deployed to Protect Bhutan's Crops
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, crop protection, bhutan, toy tigers, unusual )

- 2952 days ago -
Farmers in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are adopting a novel approach in the age-old battle to keep wildlife off their crops. They are using stuffed tigers to replace scarecrows, according to Kuensel, the country's main newspaper.
A Patient for 26 Years
Offbeat  (tags: Bhutan, Thimphu, hospital, long staying patients, 26 years, lost, amputee, treatment, hospital ward, occupied )

- 3194 days ago -
It was in 1984 that Wangmo, now 57, came to Thimphu and never left the city since. She couldn't. "I don't remember what happened," she said. "I was sent to Kolkota for some treatment and when I opened my eyes following a surgery, I realised my legs were
Company Celebrates With River Clean-Up
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, protection, environment, river clean-up, company, celabration, staff, Bhutan, Thimphu river, waste, dumped )

- 3318 days ago -
What can you find in the Thimphu river ? Not trout, but blankets, tires, pet bottles, tins, carcasses and many other waste dumped without a second thought. This is, at least, what was found when 200 staff of the Tashi group of companies took to river
Wood of the Gods (If Infected)
Offbeat  (tags: planting trees, Dasho, Bhutan, Keiji Nishoka, aquillaria tree, treasure, rich, agar wood, eaglewood, infected, musky smell, aphrodesiac, fragrances, fungul reaction, poaching, CITES )

- 3320 days ago -
"If one of these trees get infected, Druk Seed Corporation (DSC) will become the richest organisation." This was what late Dasho Keiji Nishoka, who was in Bhutan from 1964 - 1992, said after planting 3,000 aquillaria trees or agar wood in Bhutan for the
Walking to Work on Tuesdays?
Offbeat  (tags: environment, healthy, walk to office, Bhutan, HEHE walk, save fuel, reduce pollution )

- 3322 days ago -
The HEHE walk, initiated by the agriculture minister Lyonpo (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho, may not have encouraged all Thimphu office-goers to walk to office, but is slowly gathering pace.
Patsaling's Bee-Keeping Side Business
Offbeat  (tags: Bhutan, village, organic vegetable, bees, bee keeping )

- 3327 days ago -
If Tsirang is fast becoming organic vegetable dzongkhag of the country, farmers have better and sweeter thing to offer to Bhutanese consumers. Walk past Patsaling village ad it's not farmers who greet visitors, but swarms of bees that buzz around.
Winter Weavers of Bamboo Mats
Offbeat  (tags: bamboo mat, women, Bhutan, highway, villagers )

- 3429 days ago -
At this time of the year, vehicles plying the Wangdhu-Trongsa highway may unknowingly lend a helping hand to the women of Sephu. The women lay rows of bamboo woven sheets on the highway which passing vehicles run over and soften so that they can be woven
3-Day Nomad Festival in Bumthang (Bhutan)
Offbeat  (tags: Bhutan, nomad, festival, cheese, jewelry, tourism )

- 3431 days ago -
Nomads from across the country have come together to take part in the first ever nomad's festival, that begins today at the usually quiet Wangchuck centennial park in Nagsiphel, Bumthang.
Few Tourists, Mixed Reviews
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, tourism, nomad, Bhutan, exhibit, yak, livestock, mountain dog, culture )

- 3431 days ago -
While some tourists applauded the idea of showcasing the nomads and their culture, some did not appreciate that the nomadic people were also a part of the exhibit, along with the 150 yaks, livestock products, 12 horses and six mountain dogs (bjobchis).

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