A man of many firsts

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Guest post by Dechen Pemba Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba, who has died aged 79, was the first Tibetan to be trained in western medicine, and served as consultant physician to Bhutan’s royal family.… Continue reading

FROM BUDDHA TO BOLLYWOOD, AND HOLLYWOOD TO HALLYU: exile living in the age of pop culture

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(Guest Post by Tenzin Nyiwoe) Far away from my family in rural England, I was lost and maimed by self hate throughout my entire adolescent life, and beyond. I blocked out the constant… Continue reading

Chupa Day!

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My Lhakar action today is simple. I put on a chupa instead of jeans and a blazer. Actually, I just finished teaching my composition class at Columbia in my chupa. Inevitably, we ended… Continue reading

When I saw number plates in Tibetan

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I recall how the movie Matrix comes at a turning point after Morpheus challenges Neo with a very difficult choice. Well.. I didn’t quite require that level of intricacy nor did I have… Continue reading

ལྷག་དཀར་གྱི་གཞས་གསུམ། Three Lhakar Songs

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Guest Post by Bhuchung D Sonam There are many Tibets today – the occupied Tibet, the Tibet in exile, the Tibet in our hearts, the Tibet in transition and the online Tibet. All… Continue reading

How to Chat like a pro in Tibetan: A Cheat sheet!

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So you want to chat like me in Tibetan? ང་ འདྲ་བོ་ བོད་སྐད་ ནང་ སྐད་ཆ་ (ཁ་ལས་) བཤད་ཀྱི་ ཡིན་ནམ་ Here’s HOW: 1. Make sure you have the Tibetan font on your computer. People with Mac’s… Continue reading

Ngawang Samphel Plays Piano Arrangement of songs by Palgon, Yudrug Tsendep, & Yadong

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(Guest post by one half of Strangers) The performance: This this essentially an arrangement of three Tibetan songs for the piano: Aku Pema by Palgon, Drenpai Zhechung by Yudrug Tsendep, and Ama by… Continue reading

Meeting the Minister

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This week, I got the opportunity to represent the Tibetan voice, on behalf of Students for a Free Tibet, and meet with the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird in his Parliamentary… Continue reading

Safe Travels Online

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Hey there! Hi. Want to surf the net with millions of other folks every day? Of course. You want to do it as safely and securely as possible? Yes. So today for Lhakar… Continue reading

Old Dog (Khyi rgan) directed by Pema Tsetan & The Sun-Beaten Path (Dbus Lam Gyi Nyi Ma) directed by Sonthar Gyal

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Guestpost by Dr. Tsering Shakya: I know this review has been out for more than a week but I wanted to bring our attention back to these two movies. Its important that we support works by Tibetans in Tibet. They are able to tell us stories, directly (not through exiles or Tibet-NGOs) about Tibetans in Tibet through creative projects such as the following. Efforts like these provide us with accessible and inclusive mediums, drenched in meanings, that can offer us a glimpse into the mind and lives of Tibetans in Tibet. Told to us by Tibetans in Tibet.