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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Parliament gives unanimous nod to six Kalons

Phayul[Friday, September 16, 2011 12:12]
By Sherab Woeser

DHARAMSHALA, September 16: Living up to his campaign promise of bringing in a mix of old and new faces in his cabinet, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay today won unanimous nod from the Tibetan parliament for his six Kalon candidates.

Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Mr. Penpa Tsering delivering the opening address of the second session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The session will last for sixteen days, from September 16 to October 1, 2011, Dharamsala, India. (Phayul Photo/Norbu Wangyal)
Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Mr. Penpa Tsering delivering the opening address of the second session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The session will last for sixteen days, from September 16 to October 1, 2011, Dharamsala, India. (Phayul Photo/Norbu Wangyal)
Under Article 22 of the Tibetan Charter in exile, Dr Sangay proposed six candidates against the seven he is provided for constitutionally.

Two former Kalons from the 13th Kashag, former Minister of Security Dongchung Ngodup and former Minister of Finance Tsering Dhundup have retained their seats.

Former member of parliament and Kalon in the 11th Kashag, Pema Chinnjor is the senior most member of Dr Sangay’s cabinet.

Bringing the promised youthful and gender balance to the 14th Kashag are Tsering Wangchuk, a doctor based in Bylakuppe and two female ministers, former Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan parliament Gyari Dolma, current member of parliament from North America Dicki Chhoyang.

Speaking after the unanimous election of his Kalon colleagues, Dr Sangay told reporters that he was “happy and thankful for the confidence that the parliamentarians have showed in him”.

“I thank the honourable members of the 15th Parliament and hope that my Kalons and I will have a constructive working experience with the parliament over the next five years,” Dr Sangay told reporters outside the parliament house.

The new Kalons of the 14th Kashag will be taking oath of office from the Supreme Justice Commissioner later in the afternoon after offering prayers at Tsug-la Khang, the main temple, Nechung and Gadong monasteries.

The Kalons will be attending the ongoing parliamentary session from tomorrow.

Following are the brief biographies of the new Kalons of the 14th Kashag as presented by Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay in the house.

1. Name: Mr. Dongchung Ngodup
Year of Birth: 1956
Present Address: McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
Present Occupation: Former Kalon for Department of Security
Brief Biography: Joined Central Tibetan Administration in 1977 after completion of BA. From 1993 to 2007 Mr. Ngodup worked as Secretary for Department of Security. While holding the post of Secretary he was nominated and served as Kalon for Security in the 13th Kashag.

2. Name: Mr. Tsering Dhundup
Year of Birth: 1960
Present Address: Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala
Present Occupation: Former Kalon for Department of Finance
Brief Biography: Joined Central Tibetan Administration after completion of M.Com in 1984. From 2000 to 2007 Mr. Dhundup worked as Secretary for Department of Education and Home. From 2007 to 2011 he was nominated and served as Kalon for Finance in the 13th Kashag.

3. Name: Mr. Pema Chinnjor
Year of Birth: 1945
Present Address: California, United States
Present Occupation: Former Kalon for Department of Security
Brief Biography: After arrival in India in 1959 Mr. Chinnjor taught Tibetan language and history in Department of Asian Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh for 20 years from 1964 to 1984. While in Chandigarh he founded Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and served as President for four consecutive terms. In 1974 he was elected as member of the Central Executive Committee of Tibetan Youth Congress. From 1992 he was elected as member of Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies for two terms. He was nominated and served as Kalon for Security in the 11th Kashag.

4. Name: Mrs. Dolma Gyari
Year of Birth: 1964
Present Address: New Delhi
Present Occupation: Former Deputy Speaker
Brief Biography: After completion of her studies Mrs. Gyari joined the women section of the Tibetan Youth Congress. In the following years 1986 and 1989 she was elected as culture officer and joint secretary of the Central Executive Committee of Tibetan Youth Congress. From 1991 to 2006 she was elected as member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile for four consecutive terms during which she was elected as Deputy Speaker of the House three times.

5. Name: Ms. Dicki Chhoyang
Year of Birth: 1966
Present Address: Montreal, Canada
Present Occupation: Member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from North America
Brief Biography: In 1971 Ms. Chhoyang migrated to Canada where she completed her M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies and M.Sc. in Planning and International Development. In 1990 she served as resettlement coordinator in Connecticut for the Tibetan-US resettlement project. From 1999 to 2003 she worked on community development project in Tibet. She has also worked for Pepperidge Farm Inc., and youth volunteer program for Canada World Youth. Presently she is a Community Liaison Officer for the University of Montreal Hospital Center construction project – a 2 billion Canadian dollar project.

6. Name: Mr. Tsering Wangchuk
Year of Birth: 1974
Present Address: Bylakuppe, India
Present Occupation: Medical Officer at Tsojhe Khangsar Charity Hospital, Bylakuppe.
Brief Biography: After completion of High School in 1993 Mr. Wangchuk received scholarship for further studies in Warsaw, Poland from the Department of Education where he did his Doctor in Medicine followed by two years of internship at Hospital of Warsaw Medical University. In 2003 he returned to India and joined as Resident Medical Officer at Menlha Hospital, Phuntsokling for five years from 2003 and 2008. From 2008 to 2009 he worked as Medical Officer cum In-charge of TRSHC Clinic and Hospital of Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center in Darjeeling. Since 2009 he has been working as Senior Medical Officer at Tsojhe Khangsar Charity Hospital, Bylakuppe.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Taste of Indian’s slap

Feeling the Hard Slap of India
It is about 8:30 in the evening. My friend Jinpa was playing carrom with few Tibetan guys at an Amdo restaurant of the day. I was watching an HBO channel on an old TV in the Amdo restaurant and having a cold drink. It was getting late and it was time that we went home. The guys were playing carom with a 100 rupee bet so they lost track of the time. When I came out the restaurant it was already dark, so dark that we cannot recognize who is coming from far toward us. Last day the Tibetan warfare office declared all Tibetan people should not stay outside after 9:00pm.
(This was because two days ago a Tibetan guy used his friend’s house owner’s toilet for that the house owner and his few friends bitted the Tibetan Guy. Finally the Tibetan guy desperately struck one of the Indian men in the head with a rock and escaped from the few of Indian guys. The Indian people said the injury was serious and the Indian man stayed in hospital since that day. Every night around Mcloed Ganj the Indian people gather at night and beat Tibetan people that walk in the street. No Tibetan shops or restaurants can after open after 9:00pm. )
I am not a brave man so that word is kept in my heart so I insisted to Jinpa that we leave now. I waited for him for about one hour and at last he comes with me. One other monk, Jinpa, and I were going to our room. But on the way to we heard few people shouting very loud in the distance. So we listened carefully for few minutes and we recognized that they are Indian and not Tibetan. They shouted in Hindu language. After a few seconds, one Tibetan guy appeared on the temple road. He is along but run very y quickly front of us. We were ready to ask him what happened but him didn’t see us and ran straight to Tsening Dakstang( monastery) because we are standing under shadow of a building. He looked very scared. After few seconds, about ten Indian guys holding sticks about two meters long were running after the Tibetan guy. The Tibetan guy was too fast for them so they did not catch him but these Indian guy kick few rock direction to the monastery so there must been broken few of windows. They hit very strong and we heard the sound of breaking glass but nobody came outside to see what happened. The Indian guys shouted: Where did the Tibetan guy go? Tonight, we must beat enough of these Tibetan people who are country less and stay in our country and eat our food. After that another Indian group arrived holding metal sticks and a few people holding axes and also a few people holding rocks in their hands. I realized that tonight something bad could happen to us, so I called to Jinpa and Kungem that we should go to our room without them not notice. But they not listen to me and said. We want to see what happened. Unfortunately one of the Indians saw us standing under the Building’s shadow and he called to another Indian guy and said “hey guys. Over here there are a few Tibetans” After a moment, two Indian guy run toward us furiously and hit Jimpa on the back very strongly with a three meter stick. Another person was holding an axe he was not brave enough to hit with it but he was threatening us that he could. Instead of hitting me with the axe, he slapped my cheek. Jinpa already fell on the ground after the Indian hit him with a stick. I was trying to save Jinpa and ask the Indian guy not to hit this humble guy who didn’t do anything to break the laws of India or any of the laws of Indian religions. I saw another few Indians run toward us so I told Jinpa and kungem now we should run away now. Then we ran toward Chonor house and climbed a wall and ran into the trees to hide for few minutes. We heard lots of Indians come to look for us and they shouted and threw rocks everywhere. But they didn’t see us and disappeared after few minutes. Then we were trying to come out the trees but suddenly a man appeared in front of us. I cried out in fear but the man also tried to run away when he saw us. Jinpa asked him who are you in Tibetan. After that he realized we were Tibetan so he came near us and asked if there have been any Indian on the way? He is a Tibetan and about 60 years old with glasses. I said to the Tibetan old man you don’t want hide to this Indian they not hurt to you. He said “hi monk you don’t know I already saw they beat a Tibetan old man in street but not so strong hit. I came through this way many years” we sit for few minutes. Also the old man said he was a Tibetan soldier and joined the war between Pakistan and India. Also said how they fought Bangladesh for India. Last he made a log sigh and said now we should go to home. He told us to be very careful on the way. You should reply if they hit to you and whatever they did. We separated our self place. We arrived to behind of Guchu sum building (Movement of Tibet - Former Political ) we heard about twelve Indian guy was damaging few motorcycle which park street side that belong to Tibetan people. We hided in a dilapidated house near to basketball ground until these Indian disappear. Two Tibetan men arrived to the ground before Indian people left. They could not go on the main road so use the narrow way like same us. Last we arrived to our room safely but my room is too small for three people. Only one bed and one chair. One slept on the bed and two sleep on floor without any mattress. Because their room is too far from my place so could not go to their room. My feeling is tranquil and I considered all night how we will stay in India when H.H the Dalai Lama is no longer living? Some reason Chinese government guess Tibetan exile government will disperse in India after the H.H pass. How about their guess? == here do you mean “The same reason the Chinese Government thinks that the Tibetan government in exile will disperse in India after H.H. passes. How about their guess?

The next morning I get up very early and roasted bread. I met one Tibetan guy broken hand and one Tibetan man head bandaged that two people beat last night by Indian local people. Also few Tibetan people were sitting in Delek hospital.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A short wroten about tibet vegetation

Tibet forests

The forests of Tibet are mainly made up of spruces, fir trees, pines, larches, cypress, birches and of
oaks. They are generally old; certain trees are more than five-hundred-years old

Tibet Flowers

When you getting close to it in warm sunlight, you will be excited to find that besides the snowfields and deserts, there are really bloomed meadows, luxurious forests, swamps with cranes, and beautiful lichen on rocks and trees.
The broad topology, the young geological history and the remote location of the Tibet Plateau reserved a very rich and unique botanical kingdom there.
Nature granted numerous beautiful wild flowers to decorate the world's roof. Many of these precious flowers are endemic to Tibet or Himalayas. They were generated or adapted to the special environment of Tibet plateau.


Tibet is a beautiful and mystic land. But its exceptionally high altitude makes it extremely difficult to grow vegetables.

For generations, farmers on the plateau only planted highland barley and other produce which was adaptive to the highland climate
It is very different today. Vegetables are on the dinner table even in the coldest season. The area around Lhasa has more than 10,000 mu (15 mu=1 hectare) of greenhouse space growing vegetables. It has also made fresh vegetables accessible to more residents on the plateau. In amdo and Kham

Tibetan Yak

The Yak is a large herbivore animal and similar to a big cow. They have long hair and most have long shaped horns but some do not. Yaks are found mainly in the Tibetan plateau. Tibetan famers use this strong and clear animal to plough fields in summer and harvest the crops in autumn. In one year’s time, only two times do they work for the owner, so the yaks are on holiday most days in a year. This has created one of the healthiest animals in the world. Yaks stay in the mountains with a free life but sometimes the owner come to mountain to see how their life is going; this is because sometimes thieves try to steal the animals.
In the April, Tibetan people go to mountain and cut the animal’s hair and use it to make a tent. An earth quake tent is safer than a house.
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Also, Tibetan nomads need to move three times in a year so a tent is more useful than a house. Tibetan nomads use Yaks and only move their homes to where is a good pasture for the animals.
The English word "yak" derives from the Tibetan language (Tibetan: གཡག), in Tibetan this refers only to the male of the species, the female being called a Dri ( འབྲི), but in English and other languages which
Have borrowed the word, "yak" is usually used for both sexes.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


After you arrived in Bangalore you must feel the city is perfect to you. Whoever you are a study or Business men. Even you came to the city look for a job or travel. The city is cleaner than another city in India. Even you can see lots of garbage in Delhi city’s main street the Capital India. You don’t need to buy thick clothe in the winter and you don’t need be afraid the hot weather is the summer (like Delhi and Varanasi) It I hear when I was in Dharamsala. Really I satisfied the weather. Sometimes rain about one hour than stopped and sun shine. That is good.

In this moment Bangalore city most development about tech industries in India. Thousand and thousand peop0le came to Bangalore for business and study all country in the world. It make your feeling boring and anger if you a refugee and depart your refugee card to Bangalore. So you don’t department your refuge. I went to commissioner office for six time for arrive stamp on my refugee card.
First they told to me they don’t what is this.

Today Incidentally I went to the big shop which name is Forum. The ship is biggest in Bangalore so all people where that if you like to go is. Hundred and hundred people come to this shop but most people‘s hand was empty as me when they leave. But lots of people eat in Mcdolana (where fast food).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Official death toll in Tibet earthquake climbs to 617

Phayul[Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:48]
By Kalsang Rinchen

Dharamsala, April 15 – The death toll in yesterday’s earthquake that hit Tibet’s Yushu County (Kyegudo in traditional Tibetan province of Kham) in Yushu prefecture, Qinghai province, has gone up to 617, according to the official Chinese media.

However, unconfirmed sources including Tibetan exiles belonging to the quake hit area who claimed to have spoken to people there say the death toll is much higher. One Tibetan who said he spoke to someone in his village puts the death toll around 3000.
lots of monk come to help where earth quake.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tibet earthquake death toll rises to 400

Phayul[Wednesday, April 14, 2010 14:28]
By Kalsang Rinchen

Dharamsala, April 14 - Latest reports indicate that the death toll in the massive earthquake that hit Qinghai province earlier today has risen to 400 and around 10000 people have been injured.

However, unconfirmed sources including Tibetan exiles belonging to the quake hit area who claimed to have spoken to people there say the death toll is much higher. One Tibetan who said he spoke to someone in his village puts the death toll around 3000.

The quake measured 7.1 on Richter scale, according to China Earthquake Networks Center but the United States Geological Survey puts the magnitude at 6.9.

The epicenter of the quake lies in Yushu County (Kyegudo in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham) in the Yushu prefecture. The quake struck at 7:49 a.m. with a depth of about 33 km and is calculated to be 33.1 north and 96.7 east, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

"The strong quake and a string of aftershocks, with the biggest one being 6.3 magnitude, have toppled houses, temples, gas stations and electric poles, triggered landslides, damaged roads, cut power supplies and disrupted telecommunications. A reservoir was also cracked, where workers are trying to prevent the outflow of water," reported Xinhua.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Two Dollars My Mum Gave Me

In the primary school classroom. the Teacher Tashi pointed to a number on the black board and asked Bu Nyima."How much is five plus two?" "Tashi -la. I have no idea. Answered Bu Nyima. Then the teacher said, "if i give you five dollars and your Father gives you tow dollars how much do you have? Bu Nyima said: " i have a total of nine dollars." Then the teacher said. " how do you get nine dollars from this calculation?" "oh, i have the two dollars which my Mum gave me" said Bu Nyima.