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Freedom Shower
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Thursday, Mar 9, 2006  |  No Comment
Freedom Shower

Tomorrow & Other Poems By Lhasang Tsering Publisher: Rupa & Co. Price: Rs.195/
The issue of Tibet is a remnant of the Great Game. Only now the playing fields are a tiny town in northern India …

The Incredible Weariness of Hope
Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French
Jamyang Norbu  |  Wednesday, Oct 1, 2003  |  No Comment
The Incredible Weariness of Hope

Tibet, Tibet. The title of Patrick French’s latest book intrigued me. Vaguely suggestive of a biblical lament, it also hinted at a kind of patient reproach, of the sort that Sir Isaac Newton is said …

Acme of Obscenity
Tom Grunfeld and The Making of Modern Tibet
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Aug 28, 2001  |  No Comment
Acme of Obscenity

In his Epistulae (Letters) the younger Pliny mentions that his uncle the natural historian and philosopher, Pliny the Elder, used to say that “no book was so bad but some good might be got out …

Blowing the Sounds of Emptiness
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, May 31, 1992  |  No Comment
Blowing the Sounds of Emptiness

Sounds of Peace
Rhythms of Peace
Sounds of Inner Peace
— composed and performed by Nawang Khechog
In an interview in India Today, the great Indian flautist, Hari Prasad Chaurasia made a remark about his simple instrument that struck …

Atrocity and Amnesia
Goldstein and the Revision of Tibetan History
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, May 1, 1992  |  No Comment

Intellectuals are, I suppose, no more dishonest than other people. On the other hand, they can call upon far greater resources to sustain a lie than the average person, who, when confronted with the obvious …