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Tibetan Summer Camp at Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education

I went to the first Tibetan Cultural Immersion Summer Program at the Dalai Institute for Higher Education located in Bangaluru, Karnataka in South India. We had 12 participants from North America and Europe. All of them are Tibetans who have moved to first world countries. Among the participants, there were 8 males and 4 females.
Most of them came to improve their Tibetan language skills. Many of them were born in India and raised in western countries. I joined the summer program for two different reasons: first, I wanted to experience the only Tibetan university in the exile Tibetan community. Second, I thought it was a cheap way to spend three months in India before I join the University of Oklahoma. The whole program was $350 and it included food, rent, and the program fee. I think the other participants hail from far more better-off families than myself as their families have established themselves in developed countries like USA, Netherlands and Switzerland. The biggest differe…

After Denmark: Majnu ka Tilla, Delhi

It's been a long time since I blogged the last time. During this huge gap, I finished two years of college. A lot happened, let me narrate them in order. I am so excited to share them with you!
After the trip to Denmark at Marit's home, I flew back to India. I arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport on a hot and sunny afternoon. The air outside the airport felt like hours in a Sauna in Norway. I don't have any relatives or close friends in Delhi, so there was no one to receive me at the airport. I had to arrange transportation to the nearest Tibetan area called Majnu ka Tilla. My mama used to live there. I know the colony well as I used to spend my winter vacations there when I was going to school in India. I came across a Tibetan monk from Ladakh talking to some Indian taxi drivers. He asked me where I wanted to go, and invited me to join him in the taxi after knowing that we're headed to the same destination. He said that it'd be cheap if we split the co…

IB Global Politics Internal Assessment

Trip to Denmark

In UWC Norway, there are a good number of students from Denmark. The number of students from the Scandinavian countries is proportionally more than any other countries in the world in the school. One of my friends from Denmark is called Marit Sonja.

She is a beautiful and smart young lady with a great interest in environmental preservation. She is a lover of nature. We shared our math class. Both of us were taking Math Standard Level. She invited me to visit her home in Denmark after graduation. It was a little bit of struggle for us to communicate with the school administration to make changes to my itinerary plan. We went to talk to Barbara who was in charge of travel information for students on travel support. She sent us to talk to Alistair, who was the assistant Rektor of our school. We were sent back and forth for a few times and then, finally, we were able to communicate properly about our plans after graduation. 
We left campus a day later than the rest of the students. Marit…

Done with IB exam, what to do?

I just finished my IB exam on the 9th of May, my last exam was Chinese Mandarine Ab Initio. I wrote some Mandarine characters wrong. Whatever, the exams are over. What should I do now? If you are at the same place as me, done with IB exam and know that you have made some mistakes in the paper. I would like to tell you not to worry about the passed exams the reason is that worrying will not help. Instead, why not spend time on doing something more useful? What kind of useful things though?
Here is a list of things you can do:Look for summer programs to spend your summer.Read books: There are some books that I have read.Not Without Daughter by Betty Mahmoody:This is an inspiring book about an American lady who married an Iranian-American man after a failed first marriage. She gave birth to a baby girl called Mahtob. Her husband insisted her to go to Iran with him as he showed some interests in wanting to see his parents after a long time. He insisted that the whole family should go to Ir…