Tibet’s Unique Geography and its Importance for the Region

Tibet was recently shaken by tremors on 2nd August at about 2 am in the early morning. Fortunately no casualties were reported and no one was hurt. Earlier this month, Scientists had warned that the mantle – the thick layer under the Earth’s surface – had cracked beneath Tibet. The Indian plate is sub-ducting underneath the Eurasian Plate and this has greatly influenced the local Geography. The majestic Himalayas are a result of this geological activity.

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Tibetans Should Use Culture to Counter China’s Soft Power War

Tibet’s Diaspora needs to keep its cultural connect with Tibet as strong as possible and shall use its Soft Power to tackle Chinese hard power. His Holiness’ the Dalai Lama’s stature and appeal among the masses around the around the world is already very profound. But not much is known to the world about Tibet.

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Preemptive Emanation : A call of the hour

Rest assured meaning the impermanence of life, we all know that His Holiness has multiple times said that he would live up to the age of hundred and thirteen. According to the study of The Centenarian, there are almost 450000 people in the globe that are over the age of one hundred and this could very well be realistic. For us Tibetan that have been led by fourteen incarnation of the Dalai Lamas, it’s almost impossible to imagine Tibetan existence and validity without the leadership of His Holiness albeit only spiritual for now. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a synonym to Tibet just like the sun is to the light.

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Caterpillar Fungus ‘Gold Rush’ and Tibetan Nomads

Tibetans inside Tibet especially in the Qinghai province and the Tibet Autonomous Region, come the month of May and the rush to set out for harvest the rare and highly priced caterpillar fungus or locally well known as ‘Yartzagunbu’ is a regular routine for the local Tibetans in the region. However, it is also worrying to note that the medicinal crop may be running out!

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India Continues Embracing Hazardous News for Scribes

We finished the first half of 2018 with shocking news that broke from America, one of the professed liberal spaces for journalists in a
democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in USA and killed five media employees including
journalists. The 28 June 2018 shooting incident at Capital Gazette in Annapolis eliminating news-desk personnel Gerald Fischman, Rob
Hiaasen, John Mcnamara, Wendi Winters etc only reminded that journalists across the globe, not only those working in the conflict zones, are facing a dangerous time.

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Narendra Modi, World Leaders Must Increase Engagements with Dalai Lama

Rise of China and its rather aggressive approach in its pursuance of ‘One China’ policy has forced a rethink on Tibet in many capitals
around the world including New Delhi. Indian government has also been distancing itself from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Silence of top government officials on Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration also hints the same. It has been learnt that Delhi has urged the Tibetan leadership to restrain itself to spiritual activities.

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A Gardener for Humanity : Happy 83rd Birth Anniversary!

Every day when I open the pages of social media, I am always overjoyed by the current news of HH traveling tirelessly around the world preaching peace, compassion and loving kindness to filled stadiums, parks and auditoriums of schools and universities. Although his late travels to far off places from his home away from home in Dasa has been reduced significantly due to his gracefully aging health, but his dynamic polarizing presence nonetheless is embedded and wired into our hearts and minds. 

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Tibet Urgently Need to be Made Accessible to World Media

As China continues to gain in stature and power the world seems to accept its narrative more and more no matter how much it continues to suppress the ethnic minorities living within its vast borders. The world media should understand that the very ‘Peaceful Rise’ of China which is anything but ‘peaceful’ threatens the Tibetan culture and its distinct identity.

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Opinion: Bruised Sentiments

As years rolled and internet of things started disrupting the traditional markets and online marketing became a norm, crushing many brick and mortars companies to their knees, Amazon emerged bigger than ever, buying every new upstarts and investing heavily on acquisition and research & development.
Amazon became the site to go and just as profits were easily to be made, second and third parties vendors were allowed to market in their platform ultimately compromising ethics, risking principles and morality of things and  jeopardizing the company’s credibility.

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Buried Fortune Buried Dreams

This was one monsoon season, some twenty summers ago, where the hills of Darjeeling were soaked by non stop rain and surprised by sudden break of sunlight, refracting picturesque rainbows and people welcoming the sun-shower with folkloric songs of the foxes marriages. The fresh crystal rain drops from the washed green needles of the pine trees dip and where flash floods across the other side of hill, erupts into sudden waterfalls, a sight everyone, every time of this year yearns to see from my side of the village called Bhutia Busti.

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