Friday, May 29, 2015

Gyalo Dhondup's book

“The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong”, By Gyalo Thondup and Anne .F Thursday is an assuming title that mitigates the seriousness and the magnitude of his endeavors and critical role in Tibet’s struggle.

I am thankful to the authors for making his story public. The readers might have different views on the substance and worthiness of the book, but the fact that Gyalo Dhondup is  such a  stalwart political figure in the annals of modern Tibetan history, so I believe  any serious Tibetan of all rank and files cannot ignore  his thoughts, stand and endeavors on the Tibetan struggle.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Surviving the Dragon

Forwarded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Arjia Rinpoche's Surviving the Dragon is an astounding account of a Tibetan Lama's tryst with the the Chinese communist apparatus. Arjia Rinpoche's memoir has great significance and credence as stated by His Holiness in the forward:

 " In order to understand what is really happening in a country where the press is neither  open nor free and people live in a state of constant fear and suspicion, we must rely on individual like Arjia Rinpoche, who can now write  without restraint about what he has seen, heard, and experienced in Tibet: