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Volume 2 Issue 2

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1) Why Losar?-  by Jamphel Lhamo

Losar is our Tibetan new year…there is a tradition in Tibet  not to celebrate  losar  when somebody in our family dies…this year had been really tragic for us, as we had 12 self immolations in Tibet  since march 2011…our brothers and sisters in Tibet  sacrificed themselves for our country and for us. and for our religion…so our people are requesting the Tibetan community to not  celebrate losar.. This is  true that we all are really …

 

 

 

shopping_cart_22) Us Poor Humans- by Shahrokh Sharifrazi 

How tragic our lives are, us humans. It revolves around one thing: TV and the Internet. They have become our virtual parents, and it seems our existence is ingrained in these two phenomena. ‘Consumerism’ is our new religion; it is our God. We live in a ‘throw away’ society where our garbage, which is accumulated in our lifetimes, Endsup in landfill sites. Nowadays most people aspire to be ‘Actors’ or ‘Actresses’, or worse, ‘Singers’; very few desire to be much else. Enter the realm of ‘YouTube’ and you will be in for a surprise by what you witness: Lady Gaga has more than 60,000,000 views on just one of her songs, while Benoit Mandelbrot, a great Mathematician and inventor of ‘Fractals’, barely manages 30,000 views. I once challenged a friend to post something ‘Intelligent’ on his Facebook … 

 

 

yochild3) This Young Child- by Kay Salady

This young child with eyes of wonder Lives in a world that’s torn asunder By the disregard and greed of man Yet she is safe within her clan   This young child with heart so pure Rests in a home that is secure She clings to mother’s dress of white In supplication for the night This young child so soft and tender Lifts her voice in sweet surrender To the God her father obeys In accordance with his ways This young child is so divine Because this child is yours and mine Her story is not new but old No different from the child you hold Yet this young child may walk alone Without the shelter of a home Or parents there to lead the way To painting rainbows in her day Kay Salady@Winslow, Arizona USA Kay Salady is a writer based in Arizona, USA. She is read internationally having published works in India. …

 

srinivasa-ramanujan4) In The Footsteps of a Giant by Shahrokh Sharifrazi

Countless number of people enter this world ,not serving any real purpose, and sadly, making no relative contribution to society. But, every now-and-then a person comes along and leaves his mark forever. That individual is ‘Ramanujan’, the mathematician, and a ‘Demigod”. Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22nd December 1887, in Erode, Madras Presidency. By the age of 12 he had completely mastered ‘Trigonometry’, even making up his own ‘Theorems’ .He was completely ‘Self Taught’. It is widely believed that his ‘Brahmin’ roots, and his adherence to its strict traditions, and studying of the ‘Puranas’, made him what he was; his mother believed that Ramanujan was ‘Blessed’ by the Gods. Like all ‘Geniuses’, he excelled only in mathematics, failing all his other exams, not showing any particular interest in them. During his short life, Ramanujan contributed immensely …

 

 

UUU5) USA to Remain a Lonely Superpower for Many Years to Come by Edward Tujunirwe

In March 2011, Mr. Katsunobu Sakurai, the mayor of Minamisoma in Japan was widely quoted by numerous international media agencies as saying ‘they’re leaving us to die’. This was in reaction to the failure of the Japanese Government to swiftly and adequately respond and assist millions of its citizens affected by the strongest earthquake ever to hit the island State. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered tsunami waves of up to 10 meters high (33ft) and inflicted extensive and devastating damage to Japan’s infrastructure, including airports, roads, ports, dams, and nuclear facilities and killed over 16,447 people, more than  4,787 are still missing; over 5,888 were injured. At least 336,521 people were displaced from their homes, over 111,944 buildings were totally destroyed, over 139,870 buildings partially destroyed, 517,050 buildings slightly damaged! Japan, …

 

on the walls of Mcleodganj..marking fifty years of resistance against the Chinese forces. photo courtesy-Arnav Anjaria

on the walls of Mcleodganj..marking fifty years of resistance against the Chinese forces. photo courtesy-Arnav Anjaria

 

6) A Tibetan’s Plight..Yearning to Go Home.. by Jamphel Lhamo

The place that I belong to… This is not a song which I m writing about ..It is about the life of an ordinary Tibetan…. Our people in our country have a life of suffering without any human rights…. But what about Tibetans in exile…Do they live happily? The question raised is about us…Tibetans like us who are born and brought  up in some other country .Since the day we learned how to listen, we hear that our country is not free…We participate in the protest because our elders asked us to do so…But when we reach  the age when we can understand things..we hear about our country ,nothing good but people dying and crying  for Freedom…   Being a Tibetan makes me feel proud because I know I am a Tibetan and Tibetans are compassionate.They …

 

 

 

zingafarm7) A Farmer’s Tale by Anandi Gandhi

As I sit and watch the street, I am engulfed by a heaviness. It is so thick and it penetrates my limbs. My eyes, they watch, listlessly. They watch the people hurrying by, hurrying to which end I wonder. I know they are hurrying to get to somewhere. To work perhaps, some hurrying home, some just, hurrying. They walk over the filth, breathe the filth, touch it and taste it as well. Yet they don’t feel it? Or maybe they do. But I see it. I can feel it with my senses, it has entered me now… it has claimed my mind? Perhaps not yet.I look up at the grey skies and I know, they are grey not from rain. The smoke from my beedi rises up and mingles into …

 

 

 

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