Interpretations of our reality by outsiders telling fantastic tales have turned us into a mono-coloured one-size-fits-all single commodity.
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Atop a trestle table / A Chinese man lays out / Four skinned dogs, / All equal sizes but one has
Poet/writer Bhuchung D. Sonam speaks to Tsering Namgyal Khortsa on his novel The Tibetan Suitcase.
Whatever reasoning compelled the prime minister to make this statement, it has stretched the Middle Way policy to an extent where it makes absolutely no sense.
The bleak scenario in China, perhaps, is an opportunity for the Tibetans to renew their passion, recalibrate their strategies, and be even more focussed in their struggle for a free Tibet.
His Holiness simply wants to be one among the Tibetans and continue to serve the cause of Tibet.
The Jasmine rallies are likely to spread to other large cities. Popular protest, it seems, has finally reached the shores of China.
The biggest lesson we can learn from witnessing these furious global uprisings for justice and equality is for us to have an organized resistance that can provide a clear vision and strategic direction.
Tibetan people’s way of life and their outlook towards the world is inextricably linked with Buddhism, which in turn is firmly linked with Tibetan language.
Shey Kyi Jinpa constitutes both a timely and, hopefully, restorative vehicle – offering the possibility of a renaissance of interest in Nangma, and the birth of a new generation of Tibetan musicians.
I am a dog / A Tibetan dog from Kyegu / A few days before the earth shook
I am just a tiny one / All I wanted was to play / Hide-and-seek
This is perhaps what pushes writers like Sonam and Tsundue to their desks every morning to sing the songs of freedom on behalf of their silenced brethren behind the pale hills of the Himalayas. Their songs are sad and touching of course, but they are never depressing.
We should celebrate Losar / Some say … / To open a new chapter / Be Tibetan,
For any Tibetan who sees only familiar characters for the post of the next prime minister, — open up your universe a little more.
The fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve the issue of Tibet.
To call Ngabo a patriot and to put him on the same pedestal as the Great Thirteenth is a historical error.
Despite its economic growth, today’s China is no fairer than the serfdom that Beijing is loudly shouting about.