Four girls had taken rooms at a hotel in the county where they had arrived for government entrance exams. On September 25, they had lunch at the hotel. A Tibetan source said that they were overcharged by the owner for the food.
The Chinese authorities in the restive Driru county are forcing Tibetans to participate in an annual festival, which the Tibetan had boycotted following a deluge of self immolations in Tib
In Thubron’s case, his mother died in a hospital ward, perhaps of natural causes. But this sets him off into meditation and on a journey to Mount Kailash, the Precious Mountain, in western Tibet. As Thubron explains, “You cannot walk out your grief, I know, or absolve yourself of your survival, or bring anyone back… Then y