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
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
Our boys from Team Tibet will soon be in London to play the Conifa tournament, a mini World Cup of a sort and I want to take this opportunity to wish them all the luck and I want them to roar like the snow lion, bark like the Tibetan mastiff, play defense like the Yak and run like the Tibetan antelope. I also want to for the fun of the game predict that this World Cup 2018 will be won by France. But since first kiss is the deepest, my support for Argentina and Messi will always remain.Read more
India continues to be a dangerous place for working journalists as the largest democracy in the globe has lost three journalists in mysterious accidents within the first three months of the year. Even the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres came out with a strong condemnation against the journo-killings and let the world know about India’s degraded index on safety & security of professional scribes.Read more
A Tibetan youth says Thank You India with a beautiful poem ahead of the year marking 60th year of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama stepping foot on the Indian soil in exile. The following is the original poem from the young Tibetan refugeeRead more