Tibet

When art started out as a game

A distant day of an undetermined year, but still between 169,000 and 226,000 years ago, in Tibet, two children, perhaps as a toy, left their handprints, and even some of their feet, on the surface of a still modern limestone. They finished the work when the composition seemed to them satisfactory. They could not have imagined that in the future …

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11 IFS agents from different parts of the country, who recently completed the mid-career training program in Lucknow, tested positive for Covid-19 | Dehradun News

Dehradun: Eleven of 48 IFS officers – who completed a week-long mid-career training program in Lucknow – have tested positive for Covid-19. The officers returned to the Indira Gandhi National Forestry Academy, based in Dehradun, last Sunday (November 21). To prevent further transmission of the virus, the Uttarakhand health service isolated the 11 infected agents in the former IGNFA hostel …

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Taste Tibet nominated for BBC Food and Farming Awards

A POPULAR Tibetan restaurant is about to find out if it has won a prestigious national award. In July, Yeshi Jampa and Julie Kleeman discovered that the restaurant had been nominated among three finalists for this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards, in the category of Best Street Food or Take-Out. The nomination is a highlight after a year of …

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The art of celebration: a thousand-year-old land has turned around

One of the most famous Chinese artists of the 20th century, Dong Xiwen, painted “The Land of a Thousand Years Turned Around” in 1963. It shows Tibetan serfs taking ownership of their own land and working for their own interests. After the founding of New China in 1949, the Chinese central government adopted a policy of peaceful liberation of Tibet. …

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“Fractured Himalayas” rightly puts Tibet at the center of the Indo-Chinese conflict

Arriving just before the 60th anniversary of the Sino-Indian war, Nirupama Rao’s Fractured Himalayas examines the 13 consecutive years leading up to 1962, a period that has shaped and constrained relations between the two countries since then. Combining a diplomat’s eye for negotiation and a historian’s ease with multi-faceted explanations, Rao’s book is sure to become required reading on the …

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What would China’s counterinsurgency strategy look like?

From cybersecurity to maritime issues, the U.S. national security community has spared no effort in trying to figure out the future of the conflict with China. Except for one problem: counterinsurgency. Some already believe that insurgency rather than conventional warfare is the future of US-Chinese competition. And others argue that the deprioritization of counterinsurgency doesn’t mean the United States can …

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