Tsoltim N. Shakabpa

Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa is the son of Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa, the respected former Finance Minister of independent Tibet, and historian, educator, and freedom fighter. Shakabpa was a senior American international banker, chairman and president of an international investment bank in Texas, US. He suffered a debilitating stroke in December of 1999. Since then, he …

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Gyalpo Tsering

Poet, completed his schooling from the prestigious Dr. Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong. In 1973 he left his teaching job at the Tibetan Children’s Village school to join the Tibetan resistance — then operating from Mustang, in western Nepal. Later he also worked at the Information and Publicity Office of His Holines the Dalai Lama (now …

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The Tibetan Resolution

Whatever we spoke for was all for the freedom of Tibet and our main concern was for our brethren inside Tibet who are living under Chinese occupation.

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Why the march matters

What we exile Tibetans can do is to strengthen our democratic foundations by exercising our rights to free expression and action.

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Don’t Stop the Revolution!

Dharamshala’s hope, of course, is that if the crisis is stopped it could go back trying to negotiate with Beijing. In spite of all that has happened in Tibet our leaders completely fail to see that this will never happen.

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I Pray

Poem by Tsoltim N Shakabpa: I cry, in sorrow, / For those who / Would give up the light

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A Cold War in Shangri La – The CIA in Tibet

Four decades after the CIA first got involved in Tibet, Roger McCarthy looks back and sums up its outcome: “If we look at what we did to Tibet as about the best that we could do, then I say that we have failed … miserably.”

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Tibet Speaks

The dawn is here now / I foresee, a happy free Tibet / And our day will soon be here.

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Conflicts of Duality: Call of an Exile Poet

Review of book Conflicts of Duality by Bhuchung Sonam

Tempting as it is to quote and discuss more lines from this book, I would prefer the readers make their own judgement. But the temptation itself speaks to how profound an experience the read would be. For Tibetan readers, it will be like venturing into the familiar terrain as one after another recognisable characters/images pop up every now and then.

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After the Dalai Lama

With so much energy and spirit, perhaps the Dalai Lama can begin to accomplish in life what many fear can happen only after his death.

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