Norlha Women in Ritoma
Ritoma

Norlha Women in Ritoma

Traditionally, Ritoma women were immersed in nomadic life. Larger families had up to six hundred animals, and the women bore the brunt of the h...

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A Norlha Marriage
Ritoma

A Norlha Marriage

Nyingkar Dolma was 25 when she married Jamyang Dondup last fall. It was a traditional marriage arranged by a matchmaker. Jamyang is from Ritoma...

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In the Spirit of Valentine
Ritoma

In the Spirit of Valentine

Most marriages in Ritoma are arranged by the families. When a young man or woman come to age, which is very early, their parents begin to look ...

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Reborn
Colours

Reborn

Reborn is red, orange, the exuberant colors of autumn, of the flames that bring warmth in winter. Reborn is the red of monasteries that brings ...

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Norlha's Children
Ritoma

Norlha's Children

There is a little group of children, mostly belonging to the Norlha Managers who come and storm the office every day at 4:30 and on Saturdays, ...

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Voyager
Ritoma

Voyager

The Tibetan Plateau is a land so vast that traveling was a full time occupation and an integral part of culture. There were Nomads on the move,...

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The Annual Picnic
Ritoma

The Annual Picnic

Every year starting in 2007, Norlha has held an annual picnic attended by the whole of Norlha’s staff, their families and friends in the villag...

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Norlha; the Middle Factor
Ritoma

Norlha; the Middle Factor

The success of a company is more often than not measured by happy customers and healthy profits. What about middle factor, the people who make ...

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Yoga at Norlha
Ritoma

Yoga at Norlha

Originating in India, hatha yoga has found its way to the Tibetan Plateau. Last year, under the instruction of Andrew Taylor, who has been in R...

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