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Articles by Bhuchung D. Sonam


Poet/writer, was born in Tibet. In exile he studied in TCV School, Dharamsala. His books include Dandelions of Tibet, Conflict of Duality, Songs from a Distance and Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry.

Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs
Monday, Jul 26, 2010 – 4:01 pm | One Comment
Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs

Ever since the People’s Liberation Army first marched into Tibet in 1949-1950, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has used propaganda to legitimize its occupation of Tibet and educate the masses on the virtues of its version of socialism.

“Dalai Lama as a Slave Owner”
Friday, Jun 11, 2010 – 5:02 pm | No Comment
“Dalai Lama as a Slave Owner”

It is basic human nature to accuse, name-call and to use strange analogies when you have an internal crisis that cannot be solved. Beijing has been under the spell of this abnormal behaviour for a …

Articulation and More
Monday, Jun 7, 2010 – 5:49 pm | 4 Comments
Articulation and More

Nineteen ninety-one was a landmark for the Tibetan diaspora. That year 1000 Tibetans left for the US as a part of the Washington’s resettlement project for Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. I …

The Young Ones
Saturday, May 29, 2010 – 2:27 pm | 3 Comments
The Young Ones

Remembering Tsangyang Gyatso, Gendun Choephel, Dhondup Gyal,
Tsering Wangyal, Dawa Norbu and others

I am a Dog
Friday, May 14, 2010 – 12:07 pm | No Comment
I am a Dog

I am a dog
A Tibetan dog from Kyegu
A few days before the earth shook
And the mountains rumbled —
sky darkened
storm thundered
dust rained.
In the night when all were asleep
I saw them on the march
Deities, gods, goddesses, angels …

A Diamond in the Dust
Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 – 1:55 am | 2 Comments
A Diamond in the Dust

Nangma as a genre of music became popular and widespread during the reign of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, when his able regent, Sangye Gyatso, along with his cabinet ministers, frequently enjoyed and patronised nangma songs and artistes.

Artiste by Chance
Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Artiste by Chance

The time was 8 a.m. on 1 May 1984. All the members of the Tibetan Music, Dance and Drama Society, even the gatekeeper, were in the shrine room reciting invocations and prayers — dedicated to …

Struggle, Struggle
Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 – 7:09 pm | No Comment
Struggle, Struggle

Review of Free Tibet by Pramod Wadnerkar
Published by Step by Step Publisher, New Delhi
Pages 399
Tibet has always enchanted travellers, writers, soul seekers, missionaries and adventurers since the ancient times. As a result a large number …

Ngabo — Yes Tibetan, No Patriot
Saturday, Dec 26, 2009 – 4:53 pm | 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 …

Yak Horns and Yellow Stars
Saturday, Nov 21, 2009 – 8:28 pm | No Comment
Yak Horns and Yellow Stars

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. …