Once I had a home / A paradise called Sun City Lhasa / Once I knew a peaceful moon and blue sky
Since no cranes are left / I can only send my / Message with the winds; …
Interpretations of our reality by outsiders telling fantastic tales have turned us into a mono-coloured one-size-fits-all single commodity.
In the cold snowy mountains / In Tibet / Her nomad parents — / named her Tenzin / A privilege worth risking it all.
For as long as the West continues to play salesman rather than statesman, placing commercial opportunity above moral rectitude, Tsundue faces a solitary mission.
I miss Lhasa where / The undulating valleys and wide open plains / Are bedecked with a garland of green meadows and trees,
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 world media has given the Tibetan immolations the absolutely minimum attention it is possible to give to a major news story, without actually opening itself to the charge of deliberately and cynically ignoring the issue altogether.
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.
Poem by Tendor: I heard someone in the street say / This was the year when you lost
The two films tell stories of everyday existence which are distinctively Tibetan stories, but which at the same time address universal themes of struggle and redemption without sentimentality or romanticization.
Instead of begging His Holiness to lead us on, we must come forward and take up the challenge he is handing over to us, his children.
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.
It’s time the true wishes of the Chinese people be expressed. And there’s no one who can do it more effectively than you, Mr Wen.
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.
If both the spoken and written language of a people die, then it is as if the entire population of that people has died and the people have been decimated.
China’s condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize claims that the Nobel Prize for Liu is a ’blasphemy’ and an ’insult’ to the Chinese people and is an imposition of Western values on China.
No matter how harshly Beijing imposes its crackdown on Tibetan lyrics, songs will be sung and music will flow from occupied Tibet.
Articulate young activists are at the forefront in our struggle to skilfully stand up to the tyrannies of occupation with fortitude and honour.