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.