The Struggle : I make no apologies for my Tib-lish

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                                                                                      Collage I made on 13-03-2014   I see you, I do. so clear it hurts to hear you your words they… Continue reading

Dharamsala Days Dharamsala Nights: A review

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Although MacDonald’s tone is one of good intention and conviction to tell the hardships and stigmas that newcomers from Tibet face in McLeod-Dharmsala, my main problem with her book was that she decides to choose sides: she favors newcomers over exile Tibetans, and even further makes exile Tibetans, whom she calls “settlers,” the villains. Choosing a side requires categorizing the two groups as single entities at odds with each other. This doesn’t allow room for complexities within and between the group, and also ignores complexities that create tensions between the groups in the first place.

My Summer at TCV

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[Guest post by Lobsang Wangkhang] Months prior to my departure, my older cousin Rignam gestures to his hand and says “THIS SUMMER, THIS WILL BE YOUR SPOON, THIS WILL BE YOUR FORK, THIS… Continue reading

braid

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I often told myself stories of her. I took the scraps of memories my father would share and I would collect them, secretly. Slowly, she became almost real to me as I assembled… Continue reading

Announcement! Meeting of Tibetans with Mixed Parentage – Summer 2014

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Hi everyone! Here is an exciting update from last week’s post regarding a gathering for Tibetans of mixed heritage! Please join us this summer in London for the very first gathering for Tibetans… Continue reading

Update – Results of the T+ Survey!

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Hi everyone! It’s time for the survey results from my last post aimed at all Tibetans of mixed parentage, like myself and my sister. Thank you to everyone who shared and completed the survey and… Continue reading

Are You A T+? Please Take Our Survey!

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Hi and Happy New Year! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post here on LD so I am pretty psyched that the subject of my first post in almost a year… Continue reading

Their Burning Bodies Told Histories Never Forgotten

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In the past few years, an unprecedented number of Tibetans have chosen to drink kerosene and light themselves on fire. What are self-immolations about? They are often framed as protest by the popular media, but is that all they are? Self-immolations are deeply complex, and involve layer upon layers of meaning that need to be considered. In the following, one of the ways I interpret them is by considering the self-immolations as producing historical narratives of Tibet that counter China’s hegemonic narrative on, and current political control of Tibet.

Strength & Dedication: My time at the action camp

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(Guestpost by Tenzin Rabsang) Ever walked into a place where you are immediately captured by the enthusiasm and motivation radiated by people? A place that upon reminiscing, urges a release of emotions, convincing… Continue reading

Futility of contorting reality: China’s propaganda war on Tibet

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(Guest post by Tsering Tsomo, Executive Director of Tibetan Center for Human Rights & Democracy) A black stone soaked in the river cannot be washed white. A white stone placed under the sun… Continue reading