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I Want To Sing A Love Song In Dhardo

This poem was published on Choemey by Bido Choekyong. He was born in 1989 in Bido in Amdo. Dhardo is the shortened form of Dhartsedo, also called Kanding in present day Sichuan. A town that historically belonged to the Tibetan province of Kham, Dhartsedo was also known as Tachienlu. It was a border town known for its t..
Interview with singer Tsewang Lhamo

Interview with singer Tsewang Lhamo

Tsewang Lhamo has rapidly become one of the leading singers in the Tibetan music world. She is very popular both inside and outside Tibet. Her first album “Nikchuk circle dance” was a hit with Tibetan audiences. Last year, she came to the US to perform at a concert organized by Trace Foundation in conjunction with ..

A Land Dispute with a Black Fly

Kyabchen Dedrol is one of the best young writers in Tibet, and a leading figure of the “third generation”, a generation defined both by their age and their thoughts and views which were distinct from the older generation. His writings are published in many literary magazines inside Tibet and have also been translat..

The Bride of the Three Virtues

This article was published on the well known Tibetan blog Choemey (Butter Lamp). The piece, published under a penname, concerns social change and shifting family dynamics inside Tibet. The Bride of the Three Virtues By Namkha My internet friends may laugh when they first see the title of today’s article. Possibly..

The Present of the Past

Ngarma is the pen name of Jigshel Kyab, who just graduated from Qinghai Nationalities University in Xining. He is from Machu in Gannan prefecture, Gansu province (Amdo). He composed the lyrics for the song “New Generation” by the rock band Yudrug (Green Dragon), which was extremely popular with Tibetan audi..

Rebkong

Sakyil Tseta was born in Rebkong, Amdo. He started writing in 1998 and published his first piece in the Rongwo Monastery magazine called “The Golden Bridge.” Since then, he has been published in many literary magazines. In 2002, he published his first book of essays titled “The Soul of the Dove”. Along with Jas..

Can a Flower Fall from the Sky?

Kyabchen Dedrol is one of the best young writers in Tibet, and a leading figure of the “third generation”, a generation defined both by their age and their thoughts and views which were distinct from the older generation. His writings are published in many literary magazines inside Tibet and have also been translat..

A Tibetan City Girl’s Story

On the night of August 14th, 1988, in the city’s Department of Gynaecology and Obstretics, a baby girl was born with a cry. This baby girl’s parents were from a poor farming area, but the mother, lucky as well as attractive, was selected to be the broadcast host at a TV station because of her beauty and her sweet v..

A letter to H.H. the Tenth Panchen Lama

Yumtso is a prominent contemporary Tibetan woman blogger from Karze, Kham. Her real name is Yama Choetso, and she graduated from the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing in 2010. Her pen name Yumtso means “turquoise colored lake”. She blogs on Sangdhor net and focuses on current social changes inside Tib..

Approach Me Not

Palmo is a prominent Tibetan women writer whose works have been published widely in literary magazines including Drangchar (Sbrang.char), Tibetan Art and Literature (Bod.kyi rtsom.rig sgyu.rtsal) and others. In 2006, she published an anthology of poems by twenty-three Tibetan women writers living inside and outside Tib..

If you ask such a question

Bongtak Rilu’s real name is Rinchen Dhondup. Bongtak is the name of his birthplace and Rilu is a childhood nickname used by his family. Bongtak Rilu has published four books of poetry; the latest one is titled, “I am Mounted with a Golden Saddle.” His writings are simple and transparent, focusing on current socia..

Intellectuals and foolish faults

Kunsang Tsering or Khyungsang, a teacher as well as a writer, has published many poems, essays, and short histories in both official and private magazines inside Tibet. He started publishing after he graduated from the Malho Teacher’s Training School and his first short story “Love under the Moon” was..