Old Flames Never Die

LIVING TIBETAN SPIRITS-MARGINALIZED EXISTENCE IN EXILE

Living Tibetan Spirits who inhabit my consciousness know the experience of my marginalized existence in exile. 

I am alive without Freedom or Free Will to choose. I can narrate my story either as a Blessing or a Curse. In my belief, when the man suffers, the Lands gets cursed. 

As the desire for Freedom is the root cause of my pain and suffering, how can I receive the Blessings of Peace?

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

Special Frontier Force-Establishment No.22

Living Tibetan Spirits

Vanished homelands of Tibet

Meghaa Aggarwal  | Updated on October 18, 2019, Published on October 18, 2019

Living Tibetan Spirits. Marginalized Existence in Exile.
Living Tibetan Spirits. Marginalized Existence in Exile.

 Uncertain ground: The politics of Tibet’s geography is so contested that even a map of the region could land the publishers in trouble.

Madhu Gurung’s deeply researched anthology Tibet With My Eyes Closed, evokes the history, culture, and identity of a community that is at risk of being forgotten

Sixty years ago, Chinese occupation forced the 14th Dalai Lama to flee Tibet and seek refuge in India. Thousands of Tibetans followed him, giving up a nomadic, agrarian life for a marginalized existence in exile. The 11 stories that make up journalist Madhu Gurung’s anthology Tibet With My Eyes Closed are true accounts of displaced Tibetans trying to find salvation in the midst of heartbreaking loss.

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Old Flames Never Die

THE NEW SCAPEGOAT TRADITION OF SIN REMOVAL AND SIN DISPOSAL

SIN REMOVAL AND SIN DISPOSAL SERVICE-THE NEW SCAPEGOAT TRADITION:

Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service-The New Scapegoat Tradition: THIS BLOG POST IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM TYNDALE(1494-1536), ENGLISH RELIGIOUS REFORMER, TRANSLATOR OF THE BIBLE AND A PROTESTANT MARTYR. HE COINED THE PHRASE “SCAPEGOAT” IN 1530.
Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service-The New Scapegoat Tradition: THIS BLOG POST IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM TYNDALE(1494-1536), ENGLISH RELIGIOUS REFORMER, TRANSLATOR OF THE BIBLE AND A PROTESTANT MARTYR. HE COINED THE PHRASE “SCAPEGOAT” IN 1530.
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SEPTEMBER 22. HISTORY OF FREEDOM STRUGGLE AND THE ORDEAL OF SLAVERY

SEPTEMBER 22–THIS DAY IN HISTORY–THE DREAM FOR FREEDOM TRANSFORMS INTO AN ORDEAL OF SLAVERY

September 22. This Day in History. My Dream for Freedom transforms into an ordeal of Slavery. My Journey to Chakrata and Beyond.
September 22. This Day in History. My Dream for Freedom transforms into an ordeal of Slavery. My Journey to Chakrata and Beyond.

September 22. This Day in History. My Dream for Freedom transforms into an ordeal of Slavery. My Journey to Chakrata and Beyond.

On September 22, 1971, I was Taken on Strength (TOS) of Establishment No. 22, Special Frontier Force, a military organization created in response to ‘The Cold War in Asia.’

On September 22, 2019, I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan to welcome the first day of Fall Season. Today, I claim that my Dream for Freedom in Occupied Tibet transformed into an ordeal of Slavery in a nation which abolished Slavery with a presidential proclamation on September 22.

On September 22, 1971, I had the freedom to reject my posting to Establishment No. 22. I was given the choice to choose or decline rendering military service in support of Freedom in Occupied Tibet.

The choice to serve in Establishment No. 22 comes with risks for its military mission differs from the military mission of the Indian Army which I joined to defend India from attacks by foreign aggressors.

It may appear that I am making my own choices in accepting calculated risks to my life. On September 22, 2019, I am still struggling to reconcile with the choices I made in the past. Now, I must reconcile with the reality of my Slavery while living in a country which sponsored my quest for Freedom in Occupied Tibet.

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