Tashibod

Tashibod lives in China and writes in Chinese. Tashibod on Tashibod on TibetWrites Articles [1] Diary by Tashibod: A glimpse into life in a remote Tibetan area as the Olympics were being celebrated in Beijing. 7 September 2008

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Once I had a Home

Once I had a home / A paradise called Sun City Lhasa / Once I knew a peaceful moon and blue sky

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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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A Barred Blessing

In the cold snowy mountains / In Tibet / Her nomad parents — / named her Tenzin / A privilege worth risking it all.

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Ketho

Ketho was born in eastern Tibet. In exile he lives in Dharamshala, India, and is the executive of Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre. at PEN-International.org – in Tibetan Katho on TibetWrites Poetry [1] Once I had a home / A paradise called Sun City Lhasa / Once I knew a peaceful moon and blue sky …

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Kathup Tsering

Translator, painter, poet, and writer, Kathup Tsering was born in Tsoe, a small town in Amdo, Tibet, and went to a local school there. In 1994 Kathup escaped from Tibet, and in exile, studied at TCV School. He writes in Tibetan, Chinese, and English. Currently Kathup works with Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre. Kathup Tsering’s …

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Tenzing Sonam

Tenzing Sonam, writer/filmmaker, was born in 1959 in Darjeeling, India. After graduating from Delhi University, he worked for a year in the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamshala. He specialized in documentary filmmaking at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a founder-member of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet. Along …

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Jamyang Norbu

Tibet watchers know him as one of the most incisive and prolific commentators on the political scene, a writer with strong opinions but also the wide reading and intellectual depth to back them up, sometimes fiercely. — International Herald Tribune Jamyang Norbu is the author of The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes which won the Crossword …

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Must We Love the Party?

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.

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Hu’s menacing dogs are they?

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.

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Two new films: Old Dog and The Sun-Beaten Path

Review of film Old Dog, The Sun-Beaten Path by Pema Tseden , Sonthar Gyal

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.

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In a muddle kingdom

It’s up to India to decide whether to host such a dharma avatar as the Seventeenth Karmapa as a refugee, or to hand the sceptre to a triumphant China.

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Freedom of Tongue

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.

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