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when they call me / by a quarter / of the name i was given / by my lama,

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teach me how to be / gesar’s daughter: / fierce / warrior-like / firm in the war for truth

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‘I Will Carry the Sky’

Review of book A Home in Tibet by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

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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In Exile

An old man below a weeping willow / Hears the wind whipping / The leafless branches / Hanging down

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Red Forehead

Why is his blood so hot? They ask, / And I tell them — / That you were orphaned by circumstances

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Of Mixed Race

The fading mirage, / The offspring of those poor and clandestine tribes, / Amidst the great mountains and flowing rivers,

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Lone-1

World, so full of people / Each one lonely within, / Strives to find that SOMEONE

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Telling the Exile Tibetan Story Like It Is

Review of film Dreaming Lhasa by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

Review by Dechen Pemba of the film ‘Dreaming Lhasa’: For so many Tibetans born in exile, Tibet is significant as an absence, an omnipresent looming large all-encompassing void.

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