Situated in central Tibet, the Royal Tombs of Chongye Valley are the final resting placef or many of the seventh to ninth century emperors of the Tibetan Empire. Among the emperors buried in the Chongye Valley is Songtsen Gampo—the first emperor of Tibet. In the paper referenced above and on-file at Academia.edu, satellite imagery is used to locate and assess the orientation of Emperor Gampo’s burial mound as well as the burial mounds for an additional nine emperors.Read more
Seventeen years ago the world changed forever. It was the age before the birth of the disruptive iPhones that made many things obsolete and outdated. It was also the age before the birth of an enemy without a nation, before the age of ideological warfare in the modern era. I crisply remember it was one fine Tuesday morning, my day off from hectic work and I had woken up earlier only to doze back to sleep again, when a now defunct landline phone attached with wire like umbilical cord to its base started ringing mercilessly.Read more
Whenever I think of the 15th August, my mind recollects something and I shan’t forget to congratulate and thank India for making me realize who I am. It was exactly 11 years ago, I had felt an electric power kind of wave passing through my nerves and bones. And I found myself in the pool of tears which couldn’t be wiped off permanently. I can still sense the wetness all over my eyes. I am certain that it will remain until my unseen country Tibet’s issue is resolved.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.
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.
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.Read more