Tsering Namgyal Khortsa

Born in India, Tsering Namgyal Khortsa holds an MA in journalism from the University of Iowa, where he also studied fiction and literary non-fiction. He has worked as a business journalist in Hong Kong and Taiwan. His previous books include Little Lhasa: Reflections on Exiled Tibet and . His first novel, , was published in …

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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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Dechen and Thupten — A Love Story

He reads the letter again, slowly absorbing each word. Athar blurts, “What’s the news, genla? Don’t worry, we are all here for you, the entire school is here for you.” “They want me to get married”, says Thupten.

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Thubten Samphel

Reviews [1] Review of Thubten Samphel’s novel Falling through the Roof: This magnificent novel from India — at once elegiac and exuberant — is in itself proof of the Tibetan resilience. 12 March 2009 Thubten Samphel was the spokesperson of the exiled Tibetan government, based in Dharamshala. Article on Thubten Samphel at (in French) Thubten …

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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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Bhuchung K Tsering

Commentator/writer/director of (ICT). Born in Tibet, and escaped into India after the Chinese occupation of Tibet. He received his BA in English literature from the University of Delhi in 1982. He worked as a staff reporter for the Indian daily, Indian Express, and later joined the . He worked as the editor of Tibetan Bulletin, …

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Tibet’s Next Incarnation?

By combining the power of the head of government and the head of state, as it appears to have happened in the case of the “Sikyong”, there has been a profound and fundamental change in the Tibetan political system — with no real discussion of the issue.

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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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A Diamond in the Dust

Review of film Acho Namgyal: Shey Kyi Jinpa by Sonam Tashi and Eric Henningsen

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.

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