Ageing affects everyone. But when the elderly are tucked away or left behind in villages and monasteries and streets, away from the gaze of the younger lot living in towns, the ageing process and the elderly appear to become invisible.
In the first meeting of the highlanders in the capital Wednesday, more than 350 highlanders from 10 dzongkhags met to put before the government a list of priorities for the highland communities in the 12th Plan.
In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,