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Ngabo — Yes Tibetan, No Patriot
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Saturday, Dec 26, 2009  |  No Comment
Ngabo — Yes Tibetan, No Patriot

The death of Ngabo Ngawang Jigme has stirred emotions on both sides of the Himalayas. While the official Chinese media carried flowery obituaries and praised him for his contributions to the Motherland, the Kashag of …

The Lives of Others
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Dec 20, 2009  |  One Comment
The Lives of Others

2006, Germany, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign films
Jamyang Kyi on The Lives of Others
Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany’s population was closely monitored by the …

Unleashing The “R” Word
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Dec 17, 2009  |  No Comment
Unleashing The “R” Word

I may be getting paranoid but it seems to me that in most academic discussions and scholarly forums on Tibet, these days, a conscious effort is being made all round to avoid mentioning the word …

The Round Table Talk with the Envoy Lodi Gyari
Web Chowkidar  |  Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009  |  No Comment
The Round Table Talk with the Envoy Lodi Gyari

December 15, 2009. The Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lodi Gyari, graciously accepted an invitation to join RFA Kalden Lodoe’s The Round Table Talk to discuss the recent remarks by Zhu Weiqun, …

Tsering Woeser’s Forbidden Memory
Web Chowkidar  |  Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009  |  No Comment
Tsering Woeser’s Forbidden Memory

Kunleng invites Tsering Woeser, author of “Forbidden Memory: Tibet During the Culture Revolution”, and Dolkar, who translated the new Tibetan edition from the Chinese, to discuss the book and the obstacles that confronted the author …

High Sanctuary
Wildlife and Nature Conservancy in Old Tibet
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Dec 6, 2009  |  No Comment
High Sanctuary

One evening at McLeod Ganj, in the late 1990s, a couple of my sarjor (new arrival) friends from Lhasa brought Taktra Rimpoche over to my house. He was the incarnation of the last regent of …

Yak Horns and Yellow Stars
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Saturday, Nov 21, 2009  |  No Comment
Yak Horns and Yellow Stars

LIKE GOLD THAT FEARS NO FIRE − New Writing From Tibet
Publisher: International Campaign for Tibet
Year: 2009
Price: —
Jamyang Kyi hastily brushed her teeth, put on her clothes and dashed out of her house without having breakfast. …

An Open Letter to My Favorite President Ever with a Pointed Message from a Cartoon Lion: You Can Do Better
Josh Schrei  |  Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009  |  One Comment

Dear President Obama:
In Walt Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King, there is a Kenobi-esque moment in which the deceased head of the pride — Mufasa — appears as an apparition before his reasonably accomplished yet …

Hey PRC, you don’t know Lincoln from shit
Josh Schrei  |  Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  |  No Comment

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”
– Abraham Lincoln
The Chinese Government’s most recent abomination — comparing Abraham Lincoln’s war on slavery …

Independent Tibet: The Facts
Jamyang Norbu presentation
Web Chowkidar  |  Sunday, Oct 11, 2009  |  No Comment
Independent Tibet: The Facts

RTYC Minnesota invited writer & activist, Jamyang Norbu for 2 days of events to celebrate 40th Founding Day anniversary in Minnesota. A segment of his presentation is shown here.
Part 2 [05:51] | Part 3 [10:00] …