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  • Conflicts of Duality:

    20 December 2007, by Tsering Tsomo

    Reviewed By Tsering Tsomo Chatsug Book Title: Conflicts of Duality Author: Bhuchung D. Sonam Price: Rs. 150, Pages: 80 Publisher: TibetWrites, Dharamsala The recurrent theme in almost all the poems composed by exile Tibetan poets are that of longing for a homeland, freedom and the pain of exile. For those uninitiated fully into the intricacies of the exile Tibetan community and the pertinent issues that affect it, Bhuchung D. Sonam’s latest offering, Conflicts of Duality, may seem (...)

  • Green is In... Red is Out

    9 December 2006, by Bhuchung D Sonam

    TIBETAN MEDICAL DIETARY BOOK (Vol – 1) Potency and Preparation of Vegetables Author: Dr. Yangbum Gyal Translated and Edited by Dr. Tenzin Namdul Price: Rs. 250 Publisher: Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, Dharamshala Tibetan Dietary Book cover Everyone these days – in one-way or another – seems to embrace the ’green is in…red is out’ mantra. Let me explain my catchphrase before you assume that this is some kind of subversive political slogan. Green refers to vegetables and red to (...)

  • Mountain Patrol: Kekexili

    19 August 2006, by Tenzing Sonam

    Reviewed by Tenzing Sonam Kekexili A feature film by Chuan Lu I first saw Chinese director, Lu Chuan’s critically acclaimed Tibetan film – Kekexili: Mountain Patrol – in the unlikely environs of an ornate 19th Century opera house in the Brazilian city of Manaus, deep in the Amazon. The occasion was the 2nd Amazonas Film Festival where a film I had co-directed – Dreaming Lhasa – was also participating. Stumbling out of the packed theatre into the steaming, tropical heat of the city, to all (...)

  • Telling the Exile Tibetan Story Like It Is

    9 May 2006, by TW

    Reviewed by Dechen Pemba* Dreaming Lhasa A feature film direct by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam Dreaming Lhasa poster With non-existent Tibetan film industry it must have been quite a challenge to bring this project up to the big screen, but Dreaming Lhasa succeeds admirably on many important levels. It is an intelligent, professionally made and thought-provoking feature film reflecting the current situations facing Tibetans in exile. The intriguing story, likeable characters and (...)

  • Freedom Shower

    9 March 2006, by Bhuchung D Sonam

    Tomorrow & Other Poems By Lhasang Tsering Publisher: Rupa & Co. Price: Rs.195/ The issue of Tibet is a remnant of the Great Game. Only now the playing fields are a tiny town in northern India and the Great Hall of People via Hong Kong. For the past decade or so the Tibetan issue has taken unfathomable twists and turns, from Independence to one country with two systems, from genuine autonomy to association with China. After forty years, we are at our wits end, having tried (...)

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