• Photo Story: Lhakar in the Sphere of Social Media
    March 28, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
     
    As Lhakar becomes increasingly popular and transforms itself into a nationwide movement, it is bound to face certain obstacles. One such emerging obstacle is China’s crackdown on Lhakar. But this heavy-handed crackdown on people speaking Tibetan, wearing traditional attire, and abstaining from eating non-vegetarian food mirrors China’s spiralling down confidence and growing insecurity. More
  • Photo Story: Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on Lhakar
    March 14, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
     
    Before I went to sleep last night, I felt a strong desire to circumambulate the Tsuglagkhang, the early next morning. So when I woke up this morning, I began the day which is Lhakar by circumambulating the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tsuglagkhang temple. More
  • Photo Story: Lhakar in Unison
    February 28, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
     
    Dear readers, For the past few months, I have been writing about Lhakar celebration in exile. I have seen variations of Lhakar celebration from younger to the older generation that rings a singular tone of the oneness of being a Tibetan. More
  • Photo Story: Lhakar Celebration at Tibetan Youth Congress (Centrex)
    February 21, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
     
    By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor Lhakar is deeply embedded in me by now. For the past few days, I have been on a quest to figure out how do we, as Tibetans, celebrate and retain our Tibetan identity in exile particularly in the aftermath of the 2008 uprising in Tibet. This time I went to one of the largest Tibetan NGO in exile, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC). More
  • Lhakar Photo Story: Reminiscing Tibetan New Year (Losar)
    February 7, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
     
      Story text by Tenzin Lhakmon and Photos by Tenzin Phende   The memories I have of Losar from when I was younger is sleeping off to the dim flickering light emanating from the candle lit in the kitchen, the clattering of vessels, my parents in the midst of Losar preparation late into the night and my new clothes tucked neatly folded under the pillow. More
  • Photo Story: Preparing Khapsey for Losar While Braving Cold Weather of Dharamshala on Lhakar
    January 24, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
     
    By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor Yet another day of Lhakar arises under a biting cold of a 2.c temperature. After a sumptuous breakfast of my usual Tsampa and Tibetan butter tea, I made my way through the unusually empty alleyways of the town towards the main market. From the market, I went straight to Youngling school, a daycare center cum kindergarten. More
  • Photo Story: Lhakar in the land where Buddha attained enlightenment
    December 27, 2017
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Filed by Tenzin Jigme, Social Media Journalist Today I am writing a photo story on Lhakar celebration in the land where Buddha attained enlightenment, Bodh Gaya. Ofcourse, the day is Wednesday, an auspicious day for all Tibetans to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Lasa (བླ་གཟའ་ ) and a day of being Tibetan, of celebrating Tibetan identity. More
  • Photo Story: Lhakar in Doeguling Tibetan Settlement, Mundgod
    December 13, 2017
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    By Tenzin Phende* It’s Lhakar once again. And this time I am in one of the largest Tibetan settlements, Doeguling settlement in Mundgod on an assignment from Dharamshala to cover the ongoing teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Even though its winter, the sun is unforgiving and the cool breeze of Dharamshala seem like a distant phenomenon over here. More
  • Photo Story: Why Lhakar is an Every Day Movement
    November 8, 2017
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    By Tenzin Jigme, DIIR Social Media Journalist Lhakar is a Tibetan word meaning White Wednesday. It is a day celebrated as His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Soul-Day. It started as a non-cooperation and civil disobedience movement in the aftermath of 2008 uprisings in Tibet. More