Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The role of Tibetan youth in our struggle for the freedom

Human rights, equality, justice, fraternity and so on come from basic understandings that come from education. My country Tibet is a very controversial issue today and I bear a huge lump of responsibility on this sensitive issue. It is a wide ranging propaganda today that the people’s liberation army of China has been fiddling with the human rights of us Tibetans pretending to be liberating the erstwhile Tibet. But I have been constantly disturbed by the very fact that the erstwhile Tibet was itself highly restrained in inequality and injustice in contrary to the state of independence. So, I have always founded a set of objects in my mind about the fate of Tibet that our purpose would not be only freeing Tibet from People Republic of China [PRC] but also to construct the basic human rights and democracy in a free Tibet.
The history of the world defines Tibet as a free nation but it has been annexed by the PRC claiming highly falsified evidences to the world at large. Despite the truth of our struggle, none of the other countries fully support in our pursuit. This is because of the gigantic role of china playing in the world of economy. So, our dream of restoring the free Tibet with force never had a base and it is impossible too. We all are aware of the very fact that our army in the erstwhile nation Tibet never had significance at the time of Chinese invasion. Besides, our belief is non-violence and preaching of peace. We are the follower of the lord Buddha shouldering the responsibility of blessing the 21st century community with Buddhism. And nonviolent and compassion is the most important teaching of Buddhism. Therefore, the mode of restoring the free Tibet with fore has never been an option for us. This year, we commemorated the 50th year of our existence in exile and it was really sensitive. Yet, I hear many people saying that 50 years is not too long for our struggle. It is actually the duration of life span of an individual. So, I had to debate within myself for why it was not a long period in our struggle. It could be a superficial declamation of an individual to keep the hope of our struggle alive or it could be imparting a great meaning too. I have felt that our leaders have said the above statement boldly because fact lied somewhere in our generation. The struggle for our country has to be inherited in succession for generations and it is only the youth; the growing population that would decide the fate of our struggle.
Over the last 50 years of our struggle, the strongest effort has been put in the field of providing education. The government of our struggle took form in the exile house to reflect the future state of our government. Our government in exile is based on democracy and it commits to form a training court of the growing Tibetans for the government of Tibet. So, it is quite clear that the youth have the responsibility to carry on this struggle of generation.
From another perspective upon myself being the youth of this Tibetan society in exile, I also have the responsibility to preserve the very identity of the Tibetans. Because Tibetans inside Tibet are tightly suppressed by the violent forces, they are not in a position to hold the purity of our identity. We know that the Chinese forces are imposed inside Tibet to demolish the constructions of our heritage and malfunction of  successive preservation of our culture and religion from generation to generation. I have often been sent into dismal by reports of thousands of common Chinese population into Tibet rendering Tibetans inferior ethics of the Chinese like alcoholics, prostitutes, and the pure line development of Tibetans inside Tibet is impossible. A greater proportion of the Tibetans inside Tibet exposed to these new faces are wasted by them. The Chinese policy of this type is bringing Tibetans addicted to the substance abuse are mostly laden with deadly infections. So, the main purpose is to destroy the very foundation population of Tibetans in Tibet. Being in exile, far away from suppressions, youth of a Tibetans in exile have the responsibility to retain the requirements of a Tibetan to produce the very population. Our accessibility to facts and justice should not be in rain rather it should be used to construct the marred structure of freedom inside Tibet. We are accessible to all the forms of studies and freedom and this should be used to raise richness in its own heritages as well as modern education. The struggle of a nation depends a lot on the enormity of the youth proportion of its population. It is the youth of a population that will take the course of struggle. In this course of the struggle, the population must be versed in its own cultural and traditional values so as to preserve the very identity. This very identity involves the nationalistic and the patriotic attributes of oneself too. On the other hand, our population must be efficiently good in the modern education so as to make this struggle in this modern world effective and binding. Convincing the modern face of the world must produce reliable evidence so is the necessity of the modern education inevitable in our population. Tibetans going to schools in Tibet are deprived of many rights. They are never provided the free access information as well as free thoughts. They are mould into Tibetans of different mindset and nurtured in ignorance. They are brainwashed and not builders of our freedom. The current population in our society exposed to very good traditional aspects lack the basic foundations of the modern education. Hence they cannot be regarded as the functional units of our struggle. What is left is the youth in exile, which is going to take the course of our struggle. Thus, where I fall is upon the conclusion that the youth of our population has the pivotal role in our struggle for the freedom and we can’t stay blind folded forever.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Embracing death and reality of life

Life seems unfair sometime. We are sometimes forced to face the situation even if we are not ready. So we have to learn from these. The lost of some one very important and close to your heart is unbearable. It shatters you completely. We don't want to spent any more days without them and we really can't.  It feels like why not me instead of them? 
Sometime I wish instead of ageing humans should turn from old to child. But I know it is madness. Because if it is like this how can a grown human take birth from a mother's womb. Whatsoever, I like that Brad Pitt movie called 'The Curious case of Benjamin Buttons'. But even so, he also dies in the end. 
How sad! But life also teaches us alot. Human are the most privileged creatures on this earth. There is a saying "every thing comes with a price so life and death needs to be in balance or else it would be chaos" ha ha...
There is a story in Buddha teaching that once upon time a women whose little boy died of a illness approached the lord buddha and requested him to save her child from dying. In response lord Buddha asked her to bring a single rice from a house where not a single family member ever died. The poor mother went in search of such a house  but in vain. Every house in that village had witnessed death. Some lost their grand parents while the other child. So she went back empty handed. When she told lord what had happened, Buddha consoled her by saying that  every living being in this  world had to die sooner or later one day.  Death is an unavoidable closure of life. Therefore we have to do lots of good deeds in place of bad in our lifetime and embrace the death in positive way. As a Buddhist we very much believe in karma. It takes a tons to born human. So we also have responsibilities. It is our responsibility to maintain this drowning world from unnecessary exploitation. Therefore every thing comes with a price. Our god gifted brain is not only for individual purpose like deceiving others for self benefit but to understand the situation of millions of helpless creatures, to represent them.  I here conclude my not so long and not so much sense making words by saying that we have the potential to make a better world. Only understanding and kindness works in critical situation. So be it...

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Ambulance and the traffic...

There was traffic jam that caught in it's web and I was not able drive forward in despite the fact that I no longer wanted to be thriving in that hustle. It was the dusk of a tiresome day and all I long for was my bed!
May be the situation was trying to prove the theoretical statistics about Bangalore that it has the highest traffic density in the world. But I didn't see anyone interested in observing anything about any of such facts. There were only pales faces exhibiting their hunger and thirst after their long and tiresome day. So the traffic was an obvious form of issue to go wrong with the frustration fuming out of every head on the road. 
For a more horrifying note I came across was that while waiting for that deep dark light to kindly chained into the lovely green, the siren of the rushing ambulance from the back of the long traffic screamed fiercely. May be it wanted a way made aside by the vehicles in front of it but it was something different. I was made fumbling by the chasing sound behind but most of the vehicles were trying to take advantage of the ambulance to escape themselves from the traffic. So it was a poor sight to see some generous drivers ahead freeing space for the needy emergency in vain. 

Monday, 5 December 2011

FDI and India

FDI or Foreign Direct Investment is a process of inward or outward flow of economy from a nation with the formation of larger chains of international corporates available in the domestic market of the nation. 

There is a very hot debate going on between the UPA and the opposition party of India since the UPA had tried to implement this current of FDI into India. The situation here comes out to be of more political than that of sincere concern that there is a huge controversy coming into picture regarding this issue. Hence there is also a huge wave of disagreement coming from primary production sector. 

The well established MNCs such as the Wal-Mart and Tesco are seen almost in every corner of the world and it is running in a win-win situation wherever they are. 

FDI is also about bring the foreign system of management and technology in the corporate world and there is a great hope that this kind of policy may directly improve the current system of management and technology ruining within the country. This is how There is going to be a cost cut from the products that the consumers buy as well as a higher pay for the producers they sell. 

The government anyway how is the who is also going to gain in the process. Though this can be misread as a selfish policy from the production sector of the nation, there is a fact that cannot be ignored is that is bold step from the Union is completely a package to all the sectors of the country whatever the intention of the government may be...

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Recession and its fury...

The current recession that started from the US and Europe has spread across the world and its fury is being experienced across the world. The effect of recession is being experienced almost in all the fields of industries with IT being the worst hit. This is not a physically visible phenomenon rather than a more complex change or down turn in the mechanism of the world economy. Every sector of business is being affected by this turn of economic crisis.
This is also being known as a technological crisis as the IT sector is the worst hit part of the economy. Though the nearest relation according to a student might the effect on the recruitment and placement opportunities, there is a deeper agony caused by this phase of wild crisis.
There are many employees from many multi-national companies who have been made to shift from full time job to half day jobs so as to be eligible for half salary from full salary; there are also long period of job where there are no increments, no incentives as well as not bonuses; the employees were kept under careful scrutiny so that any little point in their phase of doing the job found any mistake could be taken for reason to throw that out of the company!
This kind of global economic crisis started from 2009 and it is also being said as the biggest turmoil the world economy after the WWII. Though the situation has little improved from 2009 by now, this recession is still at its rage and wish it is going be fine after all.

Essence of Books

I am glad today at the existence of the most treasured wealth of the world called ‘BOOK’. It is the grace of this worldly wealth that polished my part if brain with the extraordinary ideals of the centuries old people. It is also because of this divine material called book that incinerates the blob of anxiety I carry upon the immortal nature of the existing resource personalities. I mean that though people with great minds would pass away invariably with the passage of time, their thoughts and ideals constituting the human soul that will last for the infinite time to come.
‘A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life’ is rightly said by John Milton as I feel. A person too much involved with books does not suffer from the boredom of loneliness because a book is actually more than a book. It is like a virtual conversation with a person full of wonderful word to say when you read a good book. Besides our appreciation to such a book, we land upon a desire to explore into it more than it is available there which is after all the formation of the purest essence of a human soul! Books are essentially the quietest and the most constant friend we can have; they are the easiest to be accessed and the best teachers.
Since very early stage of my life, I have been in the influence of books covering various fields of studies. But every time you reading same book, you come across a different conceptual understanding of the book. This proves the versatile nature of a book written in careful scrutiny and with high creativity. I should well put the instance of the world’s most famous series of fiction written by the simple lady of London, J.K. Rowling; The Harry Potter series was so well written that it created a sensational concept about the world of wizards across the seas. It left the world perceiving at the existence of such miraculous part of life. But I can’t harness my full confidence towards disbelieving at such kind of imaginations too because producing a book is not just a piece of cake! A book gets written with a writers’ acquired knowledge, his ideas, experience with a whole lot of intuitive analysis. Hence a book is more of a refined human soul than just being a block of papers!
I have always been a normal student of my school exceptionally too thirsty at literary quest and books have always been an integral part of my life. With my constant exposure to this field, I have dealt with the facts of it for the most part of my life. There is also a fact like saying that says that necessitates the need of reading of many books to becoming a man of knowledge and say.
Reading as many books as possible nurtures your ability to being a human being while at the same time it also gives you perfection at the strongest means of communication. In fact, it is one of the oldest means of communication, in addition to its spiritual, educational and cultural implications. Hence, the more you are acquainted with books, the more refined person you grow into.
Many people believe at the sense that a person can be judged by the book he reads. Through a book, one can receive the expected ideas and suggestions towards one’s way of living. They are the friend in disguise who comes into your life, furnish your soul with the desirable things that it has to give you and vanish like it never existed. It is all the same as an acquaintance of our life; we may come across any sort of friends like a mutual friend or a friend worth just a grin, after all it is oneself that takes the decision. Though I have once heard about the non-existence of bad books in contrary to the existence of ugly women. At the end, it is totally oneself who makes the decision to read which book even considering that the bad books existed.
I have an old relation with books in my life and I have been reading books I felt like reading. Among different types of books available, I am most attached to reading fictions made out of a little blend in the reality of our society. Hence, I could never deny of the fact that I appreciated the fictions by Charles Dickens especially ‘David Copperfield’ which is my all time favourite. It was so well written that it even covered a whole lot of my own emotions. Besides, I also can not miss to introduce the fictional book called ‘Room on the Roof’ by the seventeen year old Ruskin Bond that claimed some prestigious awards around the world. These books contained some substantial values that matched with reality and the ways perceived to be necessary. They directly attracted my soul.
When one gets too serious and too involved with the books, he really moulds into a different person with the valuable ideas of the writers in them. Because I have taken a little serious with writing and books of Ruskin Bond, I feel like I am copying his words whenever I write my own. May be it is a misconception but with books, I think we acquire many characters in addition to development in our writing skill alone.
Producing books have been an age old practice while its technology has been in change. People began writing on anything with invention of languages and it has been developing. Historical records, researches, thoughts, stories and even biographies of people constitute a book. Some people keep journals to keep the records of every day thoughts and circumstances while some people do with writing in the times of extreme emotions. Some people jot down the wonderful memoirs of the past with the suggestions of today. A great section of books also include results of researches, observations and conclusions of many groups of works. Thought and ideals of a certain instant of a person is unique and thus worthy. Hence I have a strong conviction that a book holds whole load of wonders and uniquely quality gems that could be used to adore the human mind. It is a necessary essence of the human soul that plays the pivotal role to mould and bloom to the full capability of its potential.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Smoke of Burning Tibet invisible?

The words of humble pleas and bows of sympathetic begging has turned their heads off now. The smell of a burning human body stimulated hopes of freedom and liberation. 

But something was forgotten by all of us Tibetans. When the so called People's Liberation Army itself stole our liberation away, how could anyone for liberation from their hands. No matter how much you would plead, it doesn't matter how much you beg from them, it looks like they are having fun at the pain of others.

What else could anyone do then to burn oneself? This is not to smudge of the vision of the Chinese rather to alert the world that there is something really hot going on inside Tibet through the sight of the smoke and the smell of the burning live body. 

There is nothing more to lose by losing the body when everything was there to lose is lost. This is not a warning against the Chinese, this is a warning against the whole world that if we didn't stand up for Tibet today, there is going to be hundreds of Tibet tomorrow. The smoke of ten burning human bodies is obviously difficult to clear out.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Dalai Lama on hunger fast as Tibetans worldwide lead solidarity campaigns

The Dalai Lama on hunger fast as Tibetans worldwide lead solidarity campaigns

DHARAMSHALA, October 19: In one of the strongest political statements since the transfer of his political power, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama today joined a call for a day-long hunger fast and prayer service by the Kashag (cabinet).

The Dalai Lama, along with Gyalwng Karmapa and Kirti Rinpoche led an elaborate prayer service at Tsug-la Khang, the main temple in Dharamshala in solidarity with “Tibetans who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of Tibet and particularly those who self-immolated, their families and those suffering repression in Tibet”.

Monks and nuns, school students, local Tibetans and supporters, and the entire staff of the Central Tibetan Administration led by Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay were in attendance.

Speaking at the start of the special prayer service, Dr Sangay blamed China’s “hard line position” in Tibet over the “last sixty years of Communist China’s occupation” for pushing “Tibetans to a desperate situation”.

“Through its propaganda Beijing shows a different image, but in reality China practices colonialism and systematic destruction of the unique Tibetan culture, religion, language and environment because of which Tibetans have peacefully demonstrated time and again,” Dr Sangay said.

Since March this year, nine Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet, protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet and demanding the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.

Lobsang Phuntsok (20), Tsewang Norbu (29), Khaying (18), Choephel (19), and Tenzin Wangmo (20) have all succumbed to their injuries, while there is no information on the well being and whereabouts of Lobsang Kelsang (18), Lobsang Kunchok (19), Kelsang Wangchuk (17), and Norbu Damdul (19).

“We pay homage to their courage and stand in solidarity with their indomitable spirit,” said Dr Sangay while requesting “every Tibetan and Tibetan supporters to carry out activities peacefully and in accordance with the local law”.

Reiterating the Kashag’s appeal to the Chinese government to “immediately stop its repressive policies in Tibet”, Dr Sangay urged for an early resolution of the Tibetan issue through “peaceful means”.

“We would like to appeal to the United Nations to send fact-finding delegations into Tibet. We would also like to request to allow free access to the media so that the international community could know the real situation.”

Kalon Tripa is scheduled to leave for New Delhi later today to meet Indian leaders and take part in the ongoing three-day global Tibetan Solidarity Movement.

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize shared by three women...

Last Friday, the most prestigious award of the world was declared in Oslo, Norway and amazingly, the Nobel Peace prize for the year 2011 is shared by three women. This is a very encouraging moment as well as inspiring models with a bunch three women coming forward on the world stage. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is a 72 year old Havard alumnus, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen were the three winners of the prize. This is an indication of the importance of the role of women in the development and practice of peace and democracy across the world and this award was more importantly given to encourage their struggle on women's rights. 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first democratically elected women president of Liberia and more importantly, she is known as reformer or a revolutionary leader working for the establishment of peace and order in the country since many years.

Leymah Gbowee is also a Liberian activist who worked as a leader in organizing a group of Christian and Muslim women to confront the warlords of the country. She is well known for executing the role of women in the maintenance of peace and order in the world and she holds many awards and honours for her achievements.

Tawakkul Karman is a Yemen citizen and a mother of two, a leader of group formed by a bunch of jounalists in Yemen and an activst for women's right and democracy.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Dalai Lama Poster hung inside Tibet!

A large portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama along with a large Tibetan national flag hung on out for public display in Serthar County in Kartze, eastern part of Tibet. This event took place inside Tibet under extreme pressure from the large number army of People's Republic of China on 1st October, 2011. The day is usually observed as the foundation day of the PRC. This year, it was being celebrated as the 62nd anniversary of the PRC. However, more than 200 Tibetans in the area where the portrait and the flag was hung carried out protests and demonstrations against the violent control and invasion carried out by the Chinese over Tibet. People in the protest shouted out for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet as well as for a Free Tibet.

Watchman who donated 1lakh Rupees

Today, I have a very interesting news to share with my readers that I came to know through the Times of India news paper. Yellappa Kalasannanavar is a 43 year old bachelor who works as a watchman as well as a cleaner of a Kannada-Medium government school in a village called Gamangatti in the state of Karnataka, India. This person has been in association with the school since last 25 years and he says that the school and its children is his home thus he also said that he has a very special bond with the institute.

Yellappa is a generous and dedicated person who has a special sense of responsibility toward his duties. He has been unsatisfied with the improvements he has seen with the school he worked for and he was specially concerned with the poor resource availed for the students of such schools. In the mid of September this year, he donated a sum of one lakh rupees; which constituted the 50% of all his savings, to the school and wanted the poor students to benefit with his donation.
He was acknowledged of his virtuous deed from the people of the village and specially from the members of the school. The management did felicitate him for the generous act and the principal of the school said that Yellappa has set an example of generosity and he said that they are going to use the donated fund to provide notebooks for the students.

This news is such an inspiring one that it originally came to notice from the news paper to my friend Lhamo Tashi and later came into my notice under his suggestion. Though my friend was also very much interested in sharing this story with the readers of TJ, he requested me to share here as he was running through a tight schedule with large number of exams lined up in by his nose tips. Hope everybody has got inspired going through this story and my humblest request is just to pay Mr. Yellappa your little word of appreciations and good luck. 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Apple's Steve Jobs is no longer...

Last Wednesday, the Apple Inc. announced a shocking of the demise of their co-founder as well as their former CEO due to pancreatic cancer. He was only 56 and had been fighting for a long time against this illness. The person who brought a revolution in the concept the world had towards the computers, smartphones, etc. One of the greatest entrepreneurs world has ever seen had handed the post of CEO of Apple Inc. to his long time companion Tim Cook in the month of August this year and on succumbed to his illness on the 5th of October 2011.

With the brilliance of his intelligence, the world has been fortunate to see the grace of his innovations such as iPods, iPhones and ipads. On this triggering sad moment, the legendary leader received outpouring sympathy from across the world including the leading business competitors such as Bill Gates as well as Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Outside and Apple store in New York, people has paid their homage and laid candles, flower boutiques, an Apple, an iPod, etc.

Though he was a son of adoptive parents, a college dropout and despite many setbacks in his career, he has collected a net worth of $6.1 billion according to Forbe's estimates and was placed at the 42nd richest person in America.

Tibetan Journal also feels a huge loss at his demise and prays for the best wishes to his journey after life and condolences to his family.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Parking crisis in Bangalore and New Delhi goes global

There was a recent news paper report saying that the parking crisis in India goes highly global. The technological giant IBM has carried out a recent research about the parking crisis occurring around the and they have done it based in twenty promising cities across the world. Among the twenty cities, two cities come from India, i.e., New Delhi and Bengaluru. The worst part was that the two worst cities according to the pain of parking suffered by the commuters were the only Indian cities.
Though India is one of the most populous country in the world, it is also seen that the main reason for the cause of such parking crisis did not come from that. One of the main reasons for the cause of such parking crisis in Delhi and Bangalore was the rude manner of the people on the roads seeking parking spaces. The sans of common sense as well as civil responsibility and short temper lead to high tension in the commercial as well as official hot spots in these cities. At least 90% of the total commuters on these roads get into some quarrels every once in a year trying to find a parking space.
We all know that India is one of the most important states of the world in all terms. It is also seen that the future of India lies beyond the role that the US is playing today but with such poor scene of people's behaviour, it is hard to imagine a fast growing India. There are many dreams, predictions as well as calculations upon the Indian state by the next decade. However, there are such issues of public irresponsibility that is dragging the nation back.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The 15th Dalai Lama

The reincarnation power of a lama is a fruit of a long and an extensive hard work of the particular individual. It is the same case with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has taken reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist monk as a result of his long time prayers and the faith bestowed by the fellow Tibetans from many aeons of ages. His reincarnation system solely depends upon the will of Buddha himself, the need felt and the faith his followers bestow upon him.
Today, the will be reincarnate of the 14th the Dalai Lama is being designed by the Chinese government by forming new system of rules and regulations. They are starting to hamper the absolute individual right of Tibetan Tulkus and Lamas by making the search and appointment process of their reincarnates mandatory to go under the order of the Chinese government. This sort discipline from the side of the Chinese government comes out as a result of the respect and preservation of traditional and cultural norms followed by Tibetans, according to the Chinese.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The World is not enough!

It is none the less listlessly bustling in all the cities I have gone and that confirmed my conviction that people are not aware of the single days they live with. Each day is a replication of the previous days as if there isn’t any new day with a new beginning! Officials remain engrossed in their offices, labourers keep taking rounds, sales people keep babbling in the shops and the rest keep pouring to their offers. Sometimes I turn myself blank amidst all those rush and commotion, losing the idea who I was and go through a difficult feeling. Because humanity is not about just making a living, it is futile to see wide gaps between every individual. I believe every single man should be a friend of everybody and there should be no difference in treatment of anyone. Love is something that can not be illustrated and being loved is very overwhelming. May be it is the ill effect of being loved that I can not stand any harsh reaction even from a stranger. Then I make a wish for a complete silence on this hectic world in which minute every individual would fall at ease. This minute would be the moment where no one is struck in the strain of meeting their greed. Because in such a state, I believe in the reflection of pure human character by everybody and there would be peace. I have an intuition telling the growth of affection among everyone when we would stand in such a state of composure. Thus I hope for a better world, where our mouth speaks not but our heart and we realize of the way we live our life. When we groom this basic affection among us, we lead the world to a deck of peace, respect and love. Hence we forget the self, its needs and the greed. After all, happiness is perpetual to such a paradox of any age.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Living in India

I am not an Indian by citizen but I have a royal love for this country. I am a Tibetan by nationality but an Indian by locality. I have stepped upon this foreign land as an innocent child of about eight years old before a decade. Now, I have grown up to be an adult human who no longer feels this land as a foreign earth. And I also have a vision of a developed India. I wish to see a proud India along the other giants because I have a love for this great nation to a great extend. But I am badly disheartened when we are also slackened by the internal riots at this critical stage of progression. The barbaric attacks and bomb blasts in various parts of India like Mumbai is very disturbing! But, I am delighted to remind along this solidarity that the vision of a developed India is confirmed! India is not such a sleek nation that could be demolished by such an inane deed! I am highly accommodated to flush my ever wanting accusations to the terror generators in this country at this state. They are highly brainwashed and we need to confront this kind of inhuman acts. United we must be able to remain for everyone wishes to fall divided.
India was never a such country that could be alienated from this world. Indians are spread throughout the world and they play unalienable parts. There is no any sphere of the earth where Indians are unwanted! From the science and technological field to the literature to the sports and entertainment, Indians are included and their roles are upgrading. And I anticipate that a time would come where India shall be a super power! There are industrialist from India standing tall at the international platforms. There are artists from India getting honoured at the international nominations. Hence, India is not a petty colony!
But I have always occurred in me a sense upon why this country is lagging its development. I have noticed in my everyday lives among the Indians a shortage of people ready to shoulder public responsibilities. I mean there is very little sense of respecting and caring others. Though, what I have noticed may be wrong but I am writing this with a reason. I have to go to the roads everyday and I suffer a lot getting jammed in the traffics. With these years I have seen that there is no any problem with the shortage of the road construction but a problem with the way people utilize this facility. The everyday traffics are any upheavals with the shortage or poor constructions of the roads but due to improper behaviour of driving! I have always noticed a full rush in the eyes of the drivers of every cars and they condemn to allow any passers before them! Everyone moves in a mode of scrambling for something. They blow their horns in no sense. When each car and each bike move in their own way, an inaccessible traffic gets jammed and every curse themselves by wasting the time and energy in sorting out of the avoidable traffic.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The time ritcher scale scares us

The last evening when I was going through my FB account to check for the updates but the queer thing was that there were people writing some sort of horrible experiences. This shook me to weave through the google news and what left me shivering was that a 6.8 Ritcher scale reading have shaken the peace of the North and Eastern parts of India. The news was saying about 13 people in the death toll of the calamity. The reports also read huge value of destruction of live as well as properties. The main thing that bothered me was the fact that I have people whom I take into my close circle as well as wider circle and this made me worry. As a human being, it is obvious that I would be more drawn by the fact that I discriminate among the people suffering but at the end of the day, I realize that there are more people, far more in number than those I care and felt that it is necessary to care for the face of the universe.
The telephone talks and the chat messages with people from those regions imposed in me a huge sense of fear. 

Monday, 19 September 2011

A note of the Sunday leisure

Today, I am at my room earlier than the usual days as it is the advent of the weekend. My college got over in just three hours of class. I had been waiting for this time to come from first day of this week but when this time is in my hand, I feel quite lazy to execute all the plans I have made for this. Frankly speaking, I am not able to find a purpose to spend the time for. I don't feel like learning some academic materials though it is obviously the first and the most important option I have in the hand. So this choice of mind has rendered me with an idle brain and this is what is bothering me to jot down this one. ThoughI I really don't have anything else to do at the moment, I can not rest at peace too.

"Empty mind is a devil's workshop"

Though this is not what I am afraid of just staying idle like this, I do have a sense in the fact that nothing can buy time. 

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Phuntsok's Rabga's Post in TJ's facebook page

As I entered into the atmosphere of New Delhi, a man came to me with a paint brush in his hand and asked if I wanted to have a 'Thiranga' on my cheek. I refused, yet my friends made. But they were charged 20 bucks for each. OMG! I thought, they were supporting Anna by sowing 'Thiranga' on every supporters' cheek, but things are completely different from what I have thought.If those people can cheat the supporters of Anna who fights against corruption, how can those people be there in the atmosphere real 'Thirangas'.?? Perhaps, they might have forgotten what those three colour symbolises...? Or they knows nothing about what they write.!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

The second fight for independence in India.

In India, there is a very effective revolution is going on. This struggle is known by the name of second fight for independence and it aims at bringing freedom to the common citizens from the curse of corrupted government. Triggered by the 74 year old social activist Anna Hazare with a draft called Lokpal Bill, whole nation is boiling with this struggle today. The youth of the country is woken up with their full support towards this revolution. There are demonstrations and strikes across different states making the government stand on a very edgy position. 

Friday, 19 August 2011

Many faces of a cause

The age of Charles Dickens, the best of times yet the worst of times, the season of light yet the season of darkness, the spring of hope yet a winter of despair. It is the age of our generation with the replication of the Dickens’s age. We achieved a whole lot yet we have lost a hell lot, there is nothing much for us to rely upon yet there is so much to lose, there is a dusk of fear yet a dawn of confusion threatens us.
We have a story of violent invasion and a fearful escapade. With these stories behind us we are speaking in front of the world that we lost our nation to a deceitful neighbor. We are expressing our determination to struggle for the restoration of the lost honor by nurturing the growing population with the resource of the fading generation. We have made the first blunder of blaming the lost of our nation to a so called deceitful neighbor. The world has always been a platform for challenge and struggle for the survival of the fittest. And now it is doubtful if we are putting the correct effort by pointing to the young generation as the soldiers of an unaccomplished project of rebuilding a nation.
Every person is not so brilliant, every person is not so organized and every person is not genius too. And it is not that simple to educate a generation without the love and care of a family. It is not a cup of tea for everyone to become self reliant. Education is the shaping machine of every human and with the approach of non-violent method in our struggle, there is no spear and shield sharper and thicker than the education itself. This is where we come to the point, a propelling target ahead of us is the giant PRC with significant influence around the world and there is us Tibetans not even strong at personal set up to think about the nation.
College is a huge platform after school for the Tibetan children. Tashi, a freshman at one of the reputed colleges in Delhi just came out into the world for the first time from that confined boundary of his school and he is so curious about the world around him. It is hard for him to get settled and concentrate upon his studies. He came from Tibet in the year 1999 and since then, under the holy grace of His Holiness, he had been staying in Mussoorie, attending his school. He is the first person to come to India from his family in Tibet. Obviously he is the eldest son of his family but now his younger brother is taking the responsibility of his family back in his homeland. So, it is of obvious that he could not get any support from his family for his studies. But he always mentions of his sense of gratitude to his school in Mussoorie that enables him to attend a college under their scholarship. He says “I cannot leave the college; I have many things to do in my life. But I am afraid if I could do well enough at my studies to achieve my commitments.” With this statement, he means that he could not find enough time for his studies because he is doing a part time job at a call center.
“How could you suppose me to meet all the expenses I face? Actually I am supposed to be running my family that my younger brother is doing at the moment.” He says when he was suggested to leave the part time job and put his full effort at his studies. His father had passed away many years ago by over drinking. He came to know of that instance only this year! After fleeing to India, he never had any contact to his family. He was too innocent as well as ignorant to know of staying connected with his family while the family had no idea at all about his contact details.
School life had been a very great opportunity and an easy life for Miss Dickyi. She has always been very cautious of her career options since her school life. Though she was born in Indian and speak Hindi better than Tibetan, she loves to be a Tibetan girl and takes pride to care for the cause of Tibet. The worst time in her life was when she was made to pursue the nursing course after her school. She was one of the most brilliant students from her batch and she was interested in archeology at the first place. However, she could not deny from getting into nursing. Her parents relied on sweater selling business and could not ensure the security of Dickyi’s two younger sisters following her. It is the last year of her nursing course and she will be leaving USA next year, where her uncle will support her to get a job of nursing. So, she desperately needed to start earning on her own to support her family.
What would you expect to hear from a Tibetan college student? “I am almost getting to the realization of my dream.”? It is a word of sun in the night time! This is not a blame game coming into shape but a factual context of our real life in the exile community. There is no point of talking about coming to the realization of their dreams when there are very few people dreaming big and working hard at it. Sometimes even some political tactics played by some master minds in for the quest for many available scholarship opportunities for their loved ones shatters the confidence of some bright seeds of our nation.
The Tibetan community is essentially blessed with an honorable leader His Holiness and his supporters around the world that sustains the community with their generous contributions. There is very low percentage of Tibetan students attending colleges without some scholarships. But when it came to the case of Mr. Yega, again a freshman in Delhi University, attending a degree course in science, he felt the scholarship scheme too cruel. He had made a mistake in choosing his course of study and he needed to change his subject of study very badly. He could not find anyone to talk to about his problem. The scholarship covering him was too rigid to negotiate and he was warned of losing his scholarship if he wanted to change his course. With a background of nomadic family in Tibet and a restaurant table serving brother in New Delhi, he is not able to afford a change of his course. Though it was his mistake of choosing a wrong subject to study, he looked pitiful without anyone around him through in that juncture of his life. He had no family expect a brother who had studied till fifth standard and no one intimate to turn to when he was unsure. When he had no option left in front of him, he is planning to start doing a BPO job with the English he knows and quit his studies. He feels it much better than studying something that does not interest him at all.
When there is confusion about the whereabouts of our famous playboy in Bangalore University, Sangpo, you go to the nearest pub and wait there. He will fall there as the darkness of the night. He is always busy around killing the time of his college life hunting for girls. When it comes to typing a message on the mobile phone, he types with a speed as if he is typing on a key board. It does not matter whether he uses a QWERTY keypad or not, he is expert at it.
In these hustles and bustles of their life, there is something really big missing out of their life. May be there is something going wrong in our system that is breeding out such a generation. There are very rare events in their life after school that reminds them of their commitments and responsibilities. Their connection with our language and culture gets lost so suddenly. They are weaving through the world like a sleeping lion, who once given with the necessary words and support, would roar around the world for the cause of FREE TIBET.
Yet the truth is that, we have a population of a nation, with hopes upon each other, shouldering the responsibility upon each other.

I have been a Tibetan...

If birth be a defining factor of our nationality, I am strongly Tibetan though I have the regret of living in a country rather than Tibet. I am this year turning to my nineteenth birthday but it is a highly humiliating fact that about twelve years from this nineteen has been spent in India despite being a Tibetan! Though it may be a defect of our fate to carry on thus it had been the defect of our basic mindset over the generations. In fact, I have never lived a Tibetan in me and most of others surely won’t have because the basic requirements haven’t been availed! Though my memories of my na├»ve seven years in Tibet are a bit blurred, I can never go wrong with fact that I never had Tibet in my mind at that time. Though I am only now aware that I had lived in Tibet rather than china but I never learnt Tibetan while Chinese was taught in priority in the school I went there. I probably attended the school for about three years but I didn’t come across even the alphabets of Tibetan over those years. But I remember those long poems in Chinese I had to memorise and I had been a literate in Chinese in fact. Besides I never had a Tibetan teacher but a few Chinese teachers over the years in that school and I was thus, equipped with the patriot of a Chinese lay man rather than a Tibetan. And the perpetual fact of my ignorance lies with my birth into a family of illiterate farmers who were only concerned in fulfilling their religious pursuits. They didn’t take any stress upon the quality of harvest every year while they would put their life forth to succeed in their annual pilgrimage tours against any kind of obstacle. Hence this could have also been a fundamental faulty of our mindset that led to the loss of Tibet.
I have certain obligation that doesn’t let me speak of the exact location of my origin but the truth of my ignorance is a bit regretful. It is a strong pain striking feeling to having been an avid participant in recital of the Chinese national anthem in the school I attended there. It was a time I knew not of the word Tibet and China was conferred as the nation I belonged to. Back in those periods, I never had sight of a Tibetan national flag and owning such a flag with the respect paid as one’s own national flag was not seen at all while I cannot remember that total number I saluted to the star stubbed red flag of china! Though my normal clothing constituted ‘chupa’; the traditional Tibetan costume while the newly exposed style of clothing in shirts, pants and the stylish star stubbed green cap took turn to my dressing on the special occasions. In addition to all these, being able to speak better in Chinese attracted more respect and dignity that alienated the only Tibetan speaking people as the tribes of a certain minority.
In contrary to all those, there was a unique affirmation in me that confirmed that I can never be one of the numerous Chinese strangers in our town and that propelled me to a distinct identity. Later on, as I fled to India, I became aware of the distinct identity that meant Tibetan. Thus I became a fully fledged Tibetan who started shedding his ignorance of his own identity after seeking refugee in India since the early 1998. I got exposed into a society that gave me a sense of security and satisfaction. Though I lived very far away from my parents and the divine home, I have grown in a clean society where I received the teachings I ought to seek. I enjoyed the life in an atmosphere of freedom exception to the times I missed my home many miles away.
I don’t know how my parents fell upon the conclusion of sending me far away from them to India but it was clear that one of the kins I had in India took the charge of my expedition to this foreign land. It was my father whom I had first and last seen lying me. I was totally ignorant of my expedition as my father left me in the hand of stranger uncle, who is found to an escort and a merchant. As per my father that time, I was supposed to be with the uncle till Lhasa but it turned out to be turning point of my life. However, the expedition was not a child’s play and I also underwent the similar strains of walking for several weeks across the Himalayan ranges. Because the expedition was a flee to escape, we had to move in the woods and ranges in secrecy. The expedition consisted of a troop of about thirty people inclusive of the three merchant escorts but me along with my two siblings were the only children. In that troop, four people belonged to the age group of above fifty and they only confronted the hardship of the journey to receive a blessing touch of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Besides, there were six monks and two nuns who are studying in monasteries and nunneries in India today. The rest of people were merchants and I have come to know recently about the arrest of one of them a few years ago on one of his regular expeditions. He is said to have hidden many portraits of the His Holiness in his merchandise and it is known that even the image of His Holiness is prohibited in Tibet! Those people had lots of things to take and it was very difficult to cross the ranges easily. There were the times in our journey when we ran out of food in the midst of the mountains and the hunger sued with desperate pains that I could never forget. There were times I refused my escort to go on because I missed my father, my home and hated that sneaking journey. I cried in vain when the escort slapped me upon my misbehaviors and I even attempted to flee back home from the troop while that ended up with fierce slaps and scolding from the escort. I can never forget those travels in the complete darkness and the sleeps in the twilight, which did baffle me in curiosity. But I never knew that I was going to lose the warmth of living with my parents forever.
But now, I know why my parents sent me away and why I felt that I can never be one of those foreign Chinese in my home town. Though my parents sent me away so that I could learn Tibetan and seek security under the Dalai Lama, I have learnt a lot more. I can now understand the reasons of the slaps of the escort, strains of the journey and the hidings in my expeditions about twelve years ago. These days, I am desperately missing my parents and the relatives who were the guardians of my novice human life. There are high restrictions against making contact with them. The telephones are risky medium of contact for us. But recently, I was blessed with an opportunity of a several hours’ long phone talk with my father. It was the first time a son talking to his father after a complete twelve year’s disconnection! Drenching in tears was an irresistible emotion but that was the most important event of life in those twelve years. But it was also a convincing truth to learn that many of my then school mates making a very unsightly living these days. Some of my childhood friends today have assorted to crimes and burglaries to make their living today. Hearing such realities make me feel proud of having a such a father because he is the one who sacrificed for my well being. Today, I can not imagine of assorting to activities like thieveries or crimes while I had been one of these criminals one time. Since my arrival to India, I had been studying at Tibetan Homes School Mussoorie and I am completing my school this year. I can now understand the basic needs of a nation and the important defining factors of distinct nationalities. Thus I can confirm that I had lived my childhood days in Tibet while Chinese have illegally taken shelter in our country. Now I know the basic identities of my own nation and have the spirit to fight for Tibet. Though I have spent my complete school life hearing that Tibet will be freed in the near future, I can never stop waiting for this excitement.
Though Tibet issue is an issue of generations, dreaming of our victory by truth is pleasurable and the spirit of this struggle ever expands. I believe that our struggle has moved to a right direction in these fifty years of exile and I have the faith that Tibet is an issue that should be resolved after all. Taking our political system into consideration, there was a major defect in this system before 1959. There was strict caste differentiation in the pristine Tibet and common people had no role in the ruling of Tibet. Hence Tibet was never a political union though it was the Buddhist religion that bound Tibet as a unified state. The whole geography of Tibet was sparsely populated Tibetans plying in fields or practicing nomadic lives and it promised a difficult political unity. That little population knew little about the Gaden Podrang (the erstwhile government of Tibet) Government based in Lhasa. But the whole population drove to Lhasa at any cost in a given interval of time to fulfill their religious pursuits. Hence they had a very little say in claiming for a governmental post while they preached their religion every minute. But with the advent of democracy by H.H the 14th Dalai Lama, every single Tibetan is given the responsibility in this struggle and thus took to an issue of generations. Though we had a curious political system before 1959 that exempted the common people from their responsibility in politics, we are equipped much better today.
Tibet has been a confusion of the world from several decades before I was born. In fact, this has been confusion at a political level only. I know that majority of countries and their leaders support our cause and they invite the Dalai Lama to their countries as often as possible. Hence this clearly defines the truth of our claims as a refugee else the Dalai Lama is a liar and the world is running after a liar!
But the fact here is something that is unpleasant and unfair. The Chinese has invaded our country, and the Tibetans were propelled to a state of fleeing from one’s own country. Since then, they have been luring the world against our struggles and the reasons we put while the world has also been a kid before its might! Hence might have become the right today.
Aspiration of a free Tibet excites me while the reality today dejects the joy I can attain each day. Being a student, dreaming is an obvious possibility but absence of one’s land contracts the area of dreaming to a much smaller dimension. I have dreams of Tibet standing tall as a nation of the world. I have a dream of seeing the shoe-shaped map of Tibet depicted as separate state in the world map. It is very stimulating to think of a day when I would be back in that home of my birth living not as a refugee but as a countryman. I also have the wish to see our national football team competing for the FIFA world cup and at the same time it would be a sensational moment to see our national flag hoist high along the hundred others I can see today. Thus freeing the chained Tibet is a desperate necessity while this possibility stands quite bleak. Though I had lived totally ignorant in Tibet and quite engrossed with my studies for these twelve years in India, I can never stop being a Tibetan ever and I believe none of other Tibetans does! We Tibetans are making our supreme effort and this is also my humble plea for the international bodies to save this truth.
The world is not stable today. I am not at ease with the world since I have known it. This is an eternal acquaintance of me that I have been concerned about. I saw a hostile attack at the Twin Towers in the 9/11 incident in America that engraved a painful scar in many hearts. I remember the tragic Tsunami disaster of 2006 that washed the lives of thousands of people. There was the 26/11 eruption in Mumbai and yet I have recently come to know of the disturbance in Urumqi. I have also known the fiddling game of North Korea with the nukes that has put the world to a threshold. But the issue of Tibet is not yet forgotten. This is the issue of the Third Pole of the world and the world suffers when it suffers. Thus, I have a strong conviction about the need for liberation of this Third Pole.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Heart of Asia

In the Asian maps, Tibet is located as a part of the china. Actually, Tibet had been a full sovereign country! It has been naturally endowed with wide ranges of mountains covered with forests, natural seas and springs, great rivers and highly verified species of animals. Due to these characters, Tibet had been playing the heart role of the Asian continent. I am not telling it because it is my country but due to the truth of it, I am made to express it, due to the pride of its rich and pure environment, I am made to exhale the breath of truth. Tibetan natural resources had remained pure and undisturbed until the rule of china over Tibet. But from that reign of the Chinese, every thing started excavating and exploitation of our nature took place in Tibet.

At a glance to the Tibetan country, it has many rivers that flow out to many other countries in Asia, it has very rich minerals and mines like borax, uranium, copper and it has very rich forests. For the most, it is the home of very large number of different kinds of species which are mostly not found in the other parts of the world. But now it is being very highly degraded and it due to the great exploitation of resources like; forests, water and minerals by the government of the china. Due to this great exploitation, many other part of Asia to be affected is a clear view in every sight! Decades before Chinese have started exporting large amount of metals and woods from Tibet. Due to the construction of this railway to Lhasa it has taken the homes   of many Tibetan settlers and many mountains had been exploited. If we destroy a forest, it has the equal affect on the other forms of resources since they are all inter-linked and inter-depended.

Tibet is the principle watershed for the Asian countries. Tibet is mountainous and much of the terrain is very steep, so that many rivers have enormous drops in elevation.  Countries like India, Pakistan and many others are depending for the water resource to Tibet, and those are mostly developing countries, so, if the source of the energy to these countries if averted, there is assurance of occurring unpredicted threat to these countries on account to the way of development of it. Besides, India has a great problem due to the shortage of the water and electricity. Main Indian natural rivers like Brahamaputra, Ganga Sutlej and many more are initiated from Tibet. If the sources of the rivers are avoided, the problem in the other countries would become from bad to worse. There in Tibet is being constructed huge dams at a very high number and it is being used for the generation of hydro-electricity, and there by, the flow of those rivers out of the country is cut off. And we should always remember that these can be dried or lost with excess of spoilt. Everything is not permanent on this world! Having isn’t and losing isn’t permanent. Everything will not remain same if not cared, if not preserved. Besides, there are more than fifteen hundred lakes scattered every where in Tibet. Those lakes filled with fish and surrounded by great grasslands, provided ideal space for the purpose of animal husbandry.

Tibet had been very rich in the forest resource, there were forest filled with animals and tress. Beside there were found a lot of minerals that had a very high economic value. But the Tibetans had never been mining it since! But for instance, it could have been an imaginable useful matter for the development of anything if developed for the use in the particular purpose. With the northern part of India, Tibetans even had exported wool of sheep and goat in trade! With china, Tibetans usually had medicinal commerce but it had been mostly by individuals that meant to be illegal (plants those having medicinal property collected from the forests by oneself). However it had a big role in the betterment of the both peoples of both countries. Tibetans had a very huge number of cattle and its production also had a great commercial value with high production. Many illegal traders from Tibet are out of their laws but they traded animal skins and animal products which had felt use for the livelihood of both the traders. But I don’t appreciate their attitude. Genuinely, it had supported. Many of Tibetans use to sell woods and agricultural products in the market abroad. Those woods have been cut by those Tibetans from the naturally occurring forests and those use to be cheap for the consumers! The main product of Tibetan farm is mostly wheat and barley etc.

Minerals like uranium, which have a very high value economically is found abundant in Tibet. It is now being exported to china and it has played the heart role in the up bringing of the economic of china. This also has the main part in the nuclear power stations. This has served much. The forest resource exported from Tibet to china is said that it had estimate worth of $54 billion of trees felled. With such ruthless and deliberate deforestation, Tibet’s ecosystem has deteriorated rapidly. Central Tibet alone has more than 5760 varieties of plants of which 3000 have economic value. Besides, there are over 1000 varieties of medicinal herbs. Most of them had high economic value and easy to collect, as their growth is concentrated! So, how much that would cost! Minerals like copper, gold, silver, aluminum are now going to extract in large quantities from Tibet. The deposits of uranium and borax are the biggest in the world! The deposits of lithium constitute half the world’s supply! Tibet’s copper deposit is the second largest of Asia and its reserves of the iron and chrome are larger than any in china! These are not fair. But this would help many helpless countries for their development.  Many explorations regarding the search for new elements are taking place in Tibet by the Chinese. These steps have reduced the purity and the efficiency of nature in Tibet, and now it has reduced and polluted. The resource of Tibet is of this Asia and of this world; this is for the natural development of this world. But it should not be exploited! Then the real value of this natural world can be witnessed.

For the great surprise, in Tibet those animals which are meant to be a rare species on the world are easily found and those had not been hunted in a large scale until the year of 1959. So people and the animals have been living hand by hand. There was a perfect peace and means of prosperity among humans and all the sentient beings! As a heredity culture, Tibetans considered it has a religious act in saving the lives and the nature. They believed that the prosperity of the country lies on the relationship between human beings, animals and the prestigious nature. As long as the nature of the region is healthy, the harmony of the country isn’t a dream. The reputed earth has been help for the survival of everything, but how can we human beings be that much ignorant and destructive? Tibet is going on degrading and the species are becoming extinct from there and they are also being migrated! Even these animals have understood the evil heart of the destroyer, how can they be so still! It is the Chinese policy and it should be unveiled in front of the world so that they won’t be that foolish by thinking that they are the only one!

We Tibetans are the native people of Tibet but we had been expelled due to the invasion of Chinese over Tibetans. We should spread the case of the Chinese exploitation of natural resources in Tibet world wide to make the people abroad to understand the carelessness, ruthlessness, selfishness of the Chinese. We can establish anti-Chinese policy organizations and try to cease the ruthless deteriorations of the nature. We have to do what we can and the rest is to be left on our faith to the gods. We have to make the U.N. organization to know about our poor environmental exploitations led by the Chinese. The environmental orgs should drag this case of Tibet without any disintegration. The Chinese people have to realize about their wrong deeds that is causing damage to the various live forms and the nature. 
As far as we Tibetans are concerned, the whole people of the world are equally responsible for the protection of the Tibet’s nature. It is genuinely of the world only!