think it is indeed a praiseworthy effort to spread awareness
about the issues that relate to the Himalayas, and play
a major role, besides having a great significance and impact
on the whole region in the present."
Your articles are great!!!
Could you please let me know if the article "A School
for Khumjung" by Sir Edmund Hillary is an excerpt from
a book or a special article written for Migyul? Migyul issue
of spring 2005 does not give any information on further reading
on this topic. If an excerpt, then some details will help.
Keep up the good works...An avid reader of Migyul
Samten Dolma" email@example.com
Congrats! I really loved the magazine. Totally local and community
based. But it was bit weird not to have anything from the Bhutanese
community. If I'm not wrong, I heard they are pretty strong
with some 500 in New York. I may be totally wrong, but thought
that maybe Migyul should ask them to come forward and celebrate
their traditions and stories through Migyul. Just a thought.
Maybe, something more than the recipe of Emadatse!
Tenzing Gya firstname.lastname@example.orgHi,
I am extremely impressed by your winter issue, which I got
through one of my friends. I can say that your magazine is unique
and you have put there so many good ideas to bring our Himalayan
brothers and sisters together as a unit.
I can say that one day your dream will flourish as you envisioned,
before you took on this grateful task. I would like to thank
you on behalf of our ancestors living here in Canada. If time
permits, I wish to have an upcoming issue delivered to me. Thanks.
Dhundup Tsering email@example.com
Dear folks at Migyul,
I think it is indeed a praiseworthy effort to spread awareness
about the issues that relate to the Himalayas, and play a major
role, besides having a great significance and impact on the
whole region in the present. I hail from Almora, which is a
Hill Station in Uttranchal, India. I grew up in Delhi and am
an alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
I came to London to study human rights at the Institute of Commonwealth
Studies, University of London. I was looking for a common platform
where we could play a major role in empowering people of the
Himalayan region by spreading education, information, and awareness.
This could be done, in my opinion, by synergizing our efforts
and sharing our knowledge resources.
Since my childhood, the whole region has undergone a sea change,
which has caused serious, negative effect on the environment,
development indicators and populace. The changes have gained
momentum, becoming towards worse. This forebodes a regional
catastrophe, which is imminent in the near future. National
governments [I include Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma
coming under this umbrella] promote a development agenda that
is myopic and clearly lacks a holistic vision.
I would like to pool in my efforts and skills towards the effort
undertaken by Migyul by sharing my views with readers. Based
on my personal experience and knowledge, I would like to comment
on this situation by writing articles that are of significance
for the Himalayas, a cradle that nourishes civilizations and
will rock them if we keep on behaving like ostriches, closing
our eyes to reality.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Just a quick question: Does next month’s Migyul issue
cover topics on that modeling show that happened in New York?
Tenzin Thinlay" firstname.lastname@example.org
I am writing in regard to a Tibetan festival we are organizing
to be held in Litchfield, Connecticut (90 minutes from NYC)
on July 30 and 31. Our festival is being held in conjunction
with the Drepung Gomang monks' national tour to raise monies
for the nutritional and medical needs at their monastery in
Mundgod, India. We aim to heighten public awareness of Tibet's
plight in this area. We also hope that other organizations and
groups that support Tibetans can benefit from our endeavors.
Please visit our website, which is under construction, at:
http://www.tibetfest.com/ and also
to view the conservation center facilities where our festival
be held. Also, I am still searching for Tibetan artisans that
might like to participate by demonstrating their skills: weaving,
calligraphy, woodcarving, etc. Please let me know if you know
of anyone that would be interested. I thank you in advance for
your attention to this matter and look forward to hearing from
Saturday night fever is getting very popular in our community.
Question? Are the parties getting too much! I bet that’s
on the tongue of folks in our community. A night of party and
there’s a gossip that this and that went on the following
The question that lingers is that is there another way of collecting
funds rather than only parties. According to my perspective,
I chose both. Yes, there are other possibilities of collecting
funds like organizing concerts and other cultural fest and events
etc. And, No as there is a lack of participation in those events.
Say it: You've had enough of your daughters and sons going to
the party every night after the function gets over and they
get home late. I feel there is no one to blame for that but
yourself. I feel that if you people would have come to those
functions and contributed, well, maybe the parties would get
Another issue is young people getting drunk. All I want to
say is,should we do it or should we not. This one is for the
adults. If we are doing it at home and justifying that it, isn’t
it right for our children to do it. Correct yourself first.
Puncok Lhatse email@example.com
From the editor’s desk:
Thanks to all of you for sending in your comments. All comments
are being taken seriously. Where possible, we encourage people
from all communities to send in materials from their various
communities. We are also looking at ways in which we can build
bridges between communities. We have tried with the Bhutanese
community and hope that we will move beyond Erma da tse and
the occasional mention of basketball. The same goes for our
other Himalayan communities. Hillary’s “A School
for Khumjung” was an extract from a book. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and she will keep you informed on that.
Our community has been very closed when it comes to expressing
our views and feelings. Migyul also aims to provide that forum
for us to come out and express them and share our views with
our community. So far, we have had relatively little success
but it can be done if YOU start expressing your views in public
and people know of it. If they disagree then let them express
it in writing, too.
We are always amazed at the extent of responses that we receive.
Migyul is read in Canada and in Switzerland. And I have had
people calling in to ask for a copy of the magazine mailed to
India. Thanks for your emails and your interest.