Tag Archive: Tibet

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.

Non-Refugee Refugees: Tibetans’ Struggles for Visibility in Bureaucratic India

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The struggle for visibility (documents) has always played a central role for Tibetans living in exile, especially for those living in India and Nepal. In this post, I look into this struggle that Tibetans in India face as newly arrived Tibetans from Tibet (second half) and Tibetans born and raised there (first half). During my stays in Dharamsala, India, I came across several different socio-cultural-political-economic phenomenons that have been emerging as a result of the lack of visibility for Tibetans living as, what I refer to as non-refugee refugees, in bureaucratic India. In the following, I take a closer look at one of these emerging intercultural phenomenon currently shaping the possibility of existing on paper for Tibetans especially from Tibet that bureaucratic India has yet to offer.

Resilience & Fortitude: Tibet Movement through the youngest Tibetan woman parliamentarian

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When some members of the Lhakar Diaries family contacted me to see if I could do an interview with her, I was more than excited since I had been thinking about it for some time-it also helped that I am currently in Dharamsala. When I contacted Dhardon la, she was more than accommodating. She took some time off her busy schedule and we did a quick interview over some tea.

Chura from Tibet

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Below is guest post from Sangmo, a 17-year-old high school student, who has recently become active in the Lhakar movement in New York City. Hello people of the world, or at least the… Continue reading

Countdown

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No, not that awesome Beyonce song that totally rips off Audrey Hepburn’s boho dance in Funny Face and kinda looks like a tricked out Gap commercial, I’m talking about an actual countdown to something super… Continue reading

Lhakar Update

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It’s been a while since I posted so I thought I’d write a short post to update everyone on the Lhakar kind of day I had today. The Ottawa Tibetan community, although very… Continue reading

Canada’s Stance on Tibet’s Independence

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With today being February 13th, Tibet’s Independence Day, and the 100th anniversary of the day when the 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed the restoration of Tibet’s independence, it got me thinking; while Tibet was… Continue reading

Upholding the Pledge: Lhakar in 2013

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Happy 2013 to all our readers out there! Now that the holidays are over it’s back to work here at LD. After a long and busy holiday I thought what better way to… Continue reading