Tibetan refugees

Hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping was to visit Sabarmati Ashram during his India trip last month, Tenzin Tsundue was whisked away from inside the premises of the museum, once a residence of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The writer and activist had been hiding there overnight to stage a demonstration in Jinping’s presence, a mode of protest he has mastered over the years with his repeated…

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I’m finally back after a long hiatus during which I travelled a lot, ate a lot, slept a lot and did nothing a lot. Shantiniketan-Siliguri-Kalimpomg-Siliguri-Suntalekhola-Siliguri-Darjeeling-Siliguri-Sikkim-Siliguri-Calcutta with a trek thrown in between, it was quite a grind though fun all the way. Meeting friends in Darjeeling, Gangtok and Siliguri were the high points. The view from…

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